Despite our best efforts to the contrary, Mausi has decided that she is in fact a princess. Although, she doesn’t much go beyond just stating this fact…she hasn’t yet enlightened us as to what being a princess entails.
So I’ve thought a little about being a princess and have come to the conclusion that it’s not the princess aspect that I balk at, it’s the manner in which being one is foisted upon little girls. From backpacks to undies and myriad toys covered with Disney princesses. Little girls are expected to want to not only be princesses, but princesses of a certain ilk.
If Mausi chooses to play at being a princess, that is brilliant (and I’ll play right along!), but she is going to be her kind of princess, not one out of a box. And with a little bit of searching there are some wonderful things to foster creative, imaginitive princess play.
Princess art card by Lisa Jane Smith
As it turns out there are, in fact, quite a few wonderful things for little princesses, whatever type of princess they wish to be!
I think that I had better get started on a dress-up trunk!
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