I feel that fairy tales aren't necessarily just fairy tales though. What I mean by this is that I feel that fairy tales are more like guidelines for longer stories. A lot of novels tend to have one or two things that were taken from fairy tales and I think that this says a lot about fairy tales. If they can become skeletons, so to speak of novels, then they aren't only good for children, but also good for adults.
One of the tales that I remember most from my childhood is probably Peter Pan. I was always the kid that never wanted to grow up. I think I remember this one most vividly because of that fact that now I try to do little things to remind myself that I need to have fun and actually take a break from responsibility every now and then to enjoy life.