Monday, November 09, 2009
Every Girl's a Princess
I pride myself on raising girls who are strong, independent, and free-thinking. Girls who are intelligent. Girls who are comfortable in their own skin. Girls who know who they are. Girls who don't need a boy to define them. Girls who like themselves.
I have also always been proud that my girls like girly things, yes, but that they aren't too girly. I guess that's not fair to all the girly girls out there (because I do think that little girls with hairbows and pressed dresses and all that good stuff are incredibly sweet!), but that's just not who I am. (I tell people all the time that I'm just glad when I can get Sydney's hair brushed before she goes to school in the morning.) My girls are beautiful and have their very fashionable days, but they also like to get dirty on the softball field and feel comfortable wearing jeans and a t-shirt to school.
Anyway...despite my belief in Girl Power...I do have to give in every once in a while to the idea that princesses are pretty special to 5-year-old girls!!
Every girl is a princess, pink is powerful, and there is nothing more special than meeting Princess Aurora in real life.
Sydney attended a very sweet party this past weekend, hosted by a good friend of mine who decided that her daughter (whose had some tough times lately) just needed a special day.
So Sydney, and several other real-life princesses, got to meet Princess Aurora (aka Sleeping Beauty) and got to enjoy such things as talking one-on-one with the Princess, eating pink cupcakes, spinning in their big dresses, learning to curtesy, and getting a special dancing lesson.