The other night my son said to me ” When I grow up, I wanna be a Princess”. Surprised by this I asked what a princess could do that he couldn’t. He got a confused look on his face and didn’t answer me. Then I asked if he liked their hair or their dresses. He started to get mad and I couldn’t figure out why. I couldn’t figure out what exactly it was about a princess that he liked so much that he would say he wanted to be one.
A few days passed and I really didn’t think much about it until I came home a little early from work one day and this commercial came on Disney Junior. (Ignore the advertisement)
We sat there watching the video and it clicked just as my son said “Mom!” I looked at him and asked, “Is that why you want to be princess?” “Uh huh” he said. I just smiled and said ” You don’t have to be a princess to do those things.”
I loved this commercial and the message it sends. I love the fact that it focuses on what a person can DO to be a princess and not what a person has to look like to be a princess. The
Then, after this, we were watching Sofia the First. The princesses had these beds that lined were lined up outside on a patio in the castle. He said “See, Mom! That’s why I want to be a princess, so I can sleep outside on those beds!” I guess camping in the yard will be in our future.