party princess


Russ:  What happened to my tomboy?
Me:  Grammy.
Russ:  True.

Much to Russ’ deep disappointment, Piglet has become a fan of princesses and considers herself a princess.   Grammy (and maybe me a little) has done nothing but encourage the new obsession.

It all started last fall when we brought that princess table home for $5 from the church yard sale – at the time, she didn’t know who any of the pretty ladies were, she just liked having a place to have tea.  Then she really started listening to her favorite song and book:  “Dance me daddy“.  There’s a line in the song that goes “she packed away princess gowns and crowns and bows” and another “if I am your princess then you are the kind of the world”  and in the book, the little girl is wearing a pretty dress and crown.  So whenever the song comes on, Piglet insists on wearing a dress and spinning around the room.  Then we watched Sleeping Beauty, and she was really hooked.   The other night when she heard the “dance me daddy” song, she said.  “I want to wear a dress and spin around like Sleeping Beauty”.

Then Aunt Sandra was here and wanted to buy her something and we decided on a little Sleeping Beauty doll with multiple dresses, a carriage, and a prince.  She plays with it ALL THE TIME.  Although, she does prefer to put Sleeping Beauty in a toy car rather than the carriage.

Then Grammy bought her a crown and princess shoes (with Sleeping Beauty on them even) and introduced her to the movies Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast, and then we showed her Snow White.  Then I found her tutu handmade by our crafty cousin Carrie.

AND the rest is history.  Now she says that she and I are princesses and Russ and Baby B are princes.  Grammy, of course (with her princess influence/bribery), is considered a queen.  And she has insisted the past two days to wear a dress to school so she could be a princess.

But really, I don’t think Russ needs to worry too much – she may be a princess, but I think she’s still pretty tough.

6 Responses

  1. I laughed out loud at the look on her face in that last picture. She is a tough princess:-)
    And by the way…I didn’t start the princess obsession, but I will feed it 😉

  2. That picture is awesome!

  3. I am glad the pink tutu could help Princess Piglet 🙂 Let me know if she needs any more… or if Russ needs one so he can play dress-up too!!!

  4. This reminds me of the scene in Shrek when the girls get ready for battle.

  5. This picture is TOO cute! I love that she loves princesses. I guess I will now be on the lookout for princess things…

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