Friday, April 29, 2011
five on friday :: being a princess
what does it take to be a princess?
1. a crown or tiara
you wear it and it makes you look pretty.
2. high heels
to make their feet look cute. and sometimes you get to wear a glass slipper
3. nail polish and gloves
to make your nails and hands look pretty.
4. pretty dresses
like a pink one, a blue one, a yellow one, a green one, a purple one and a turquoise one. some of them are poofy and sparkly.
5. a castle
they live with the king and quenn and some of them have step sisters. and friends like pots. they have a lot of dresses and a sunken ship like ariel.
when i knew i was having a girl i vowed not to let the "princess" word into our house. but after the first princess shirt arrived, i let go of that. you can't avoid it with all the pink and prettiness associated with girls. but i do end all our princess stories like this:
"they were married and lived happily ever after, because she went to college and got a job and met someone who loved her for who she was and they were equal partners that respected each other and shared responsibility of the household and children." see, you can have it both ways.