In light of the recent outcry over Disney‘s decision to upgrade and make prettier its image and dolls based on the Merida, the princess in Brave who taught message of strength over being rescued and marrying, I thought I would re-share this popular post I wrote last January about my attempts to resist the “princessification” of my daughter:
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After delivering two boys, I had no clue what to expect when I was expecting a baby girl back in 2007. Of course, plenty people tried to tell me what I should look forward to.
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Because I was a tom boy myself growing up, I was fine that the first few years, my little girl was rough and tumble and didn’t really care for girly things and didn’t have a preference for dolls and frilly things. Obviously, she was influenced much by her two older brothers and a mom who didn’t mind that she wasn’t a “girly girl.”
|Disney’s Princess Tiana|
At the tender age of just 4, because I suck at doing her hair, she gets a bi-weekly treat and gets to go to the kiddie hair salon. She definitely is growing accustomed to being pampered so I am to blame for some of the spoil factor.