I grew up a Disney princess
Cinderella was and still is my favorite with Belle close behind. My sister named herself each princess. We had princess barbies, princess bedding, princess posters, princess music, and we often put on princess plays.
Needless to say, we are Disney princess educated
So when I got older and read articles about why you shouldn’t allow your daughters to watch princess movies, it gave me pause to think. Did I view the world wrong because I love princesses? Did I feel like a man needed to do everything for me? Did I feel like I had to be meek and submissive to whatever men want?
No! Are you kidding me?
I grew up understanding the relationship between men and women. I grew up to believe that a man should cherish a woman, treat her like the princess she is, and love her (even if she sleeps by fireplaces).
So when my daughter (3) started watching princess movies and LOVING them, I cheered. Raising a princess daughter has been the most fun thing ever. She has princess dresses, princess bedding, princess music, princess posters, princess barbies, princess crowns and cups and toothpaste.
And I’m totally ok with that.
She is learning to be compassionate (Cinderella), bold (Belle), brave (Elsa and Anna), courageous (Mulan), caring (Snow White), adventurous (Rapunzel), and most importantly, she is learning that she can sing her way through life. And she totally does. She sings all day long.
And it seems like Disney agrees with me 😉