OMG! I cringed each time I heard the word “Princess.” Don’t worry, though...there were a few other aspirations. batman…princess….an occasional soccer star…princess…doctor (yes, a young girl’s answer)…princess…princess…spiderman….princess…even a veterinarian or two in there.
What a ROYAL pain! Is this what we teach our children? Hasn’t this Princess thing gone a bit too far? Just take a stroll down the “girlie-girl” aisle of any toy store and you will be blinded by hues of bubble-gum-pinks and psychedelic purples. Aisles where glittered, feathered, fairy-dusted toy boxes hypnotize unsuspecting girls as young as 1 to “pick me...pick me! Warning: The instant little ones are snatched into the clutches of this potentially life-altering aisle, they are trapped until they are at least, what? 10?
I know, it was only a Pre-School graduation. Let’s just hope that by Kindergarten graduation these little princess-graduates will have an understanding…YOU already have the Crown Jewels. YOU are capable. YOU are smart. YOU are competent. You don’t need Prince Charming to rescue you. You will be perfectly capable of rescuing yourself, thank you.
For another humorous outlook and explanation on "Fairy Tales" for children read: http://www.facebook.com/l/f30a6/barefootinhighheels.wordpress.com/2008/08/21/the-anti-princess-diaries