Monday, July 20, 2009

Cinderella 101

Despite my initial reluctance, E. has embraced all things princess. It doesn't help that her brother eggs her on just a bit with this fascination. The other day in the car, Isaac was listing all the career choices he is contemplating at the moment. Such choices ranged from lifeguard, policeman, animal doctor, to farmer. Evelyn piped up that she wanted to be a policeman too.

Her brother then told her that she was a girl and girls can only be "farmers, princesses, or Little Einsteins." Hmmm... I don't think this is was what Gloria Steinem would have suggested.

Out of all things princess, Cinderella holds the key to E.'s heart. I attempt to steer her towards some that are a bit more unconventional or that at least one that has darker hair, but E. is all about the long blond hair and angelic looks of Cinderella.

On Friday, E. constructed her own "Cin-er-ella" attire from the contents of her dress-up box. I found it to be charming.

According to E., one must wear high heels, three watches from only the finest of kid's meals, purple gloves, pearls, and a cowgirl hat to transform from average two year old girl into Cinderella. Later she added a poodle skirt for flair.

I hope Disney is taking notes...

(By the way, anyone else a bit excited about the release of the newest princess movie?)

1 comment:

Jordan said...

I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT THE NEWEST PRINCESS MOVIE! It's about time, Disney. Phoebe and I are going to have our very own matinee date to see this movie. I think it will involve lunch at a bakery and a crown.

We have only just begun the "princess fascination" and I'm just thankful she's finally enjoying something "girly" rather than cars or Star Wars.