Tuesday, May 22, 2007
EMBRACING THE PINK
I hate the whole "Princess" phenomenon. Disney is killing me with anti-feminist crap for my kid. So far The Girl has only a couple things with identifiable princesses: lip gloss on a string from a birthday party (may get "lost" soon), a Cinderella nightgown from her nana, and a couple hand-me-down princess costumes from her cousins. And of all the princess movies, she's only seen one - Little Mermaid. But somehow she has picked up the 411 on Sleeping Beauty. Today she dressed herself in her Snow White costume, used the detachable cape as her blanket and asked me to come into her room and wake her with a kiss (I know she is mixing princess, but whatever, we don't have a Sleeping Beauty costume). So I did. I told her she was smart and beautiful, then kissed her, then told her to make her bed. And she did. Ugh. One day I will tell her Prince Charming is gay and she has to know herself & completely love herself before she will meet the man of her dreams.