From the very first day I found out that I was expecting a baby girl, I promised myself I would do all that I could to ward off the princesses. Okay, so maybe that is an exaggeration, but over the last 5 years, I have made it a point to choose clothes for my daughters that aren’t pink and to buy socks without lace trim. I’ve encouraged them to play sports while at the same time trying to discourage them from wanting to take dance lessons. I lost that battle this year and now both girls take dance lessons on Saturday mornings.
Try as I might, but girls will be girls. I can’t lock them away and hide them from Disney or Mattel. Despite my best efforts to steer my daughters into tomboyhood, we now own an abundance of dress-up gowns suitable for even the fanciest of tea parties and way too many size zero Barbies for me to handle. We have a toy trunk overflowing with colorful fairy wings, plastic high heels, and chintzy tiaras. We have more ruffled tutus and magic wands than Annie’s Orphanage could use. So, what is a mom to do?
You give my girls joy with your glamorous fairytales so how can I deny them this fun? While I can only hope this princess phase is temporary and I am not destined for life as a pageant mom, I will entertain this period of glittery ridiculousness. From here on out, I will embrace this time where everything seems magical and true love’s kiss can heal the world. I will see the beauty in you that my daughters see. I will play along.
Play along is exactly what I did! This past weekend, we celebrated my almost 4-year-old daughter’s upcoming birthday princess style with an amazing Frozen themed birthday party. We made crowns, enjoyed an ice cream sundae bar, and played Pin the Crown on Elsa. We also had two very special visitors. I booked a mini-makeover party with My Princess Dream Party and it was a truly magical day for my daughters and their friends. The princesses were theme park quality. They looked amazing and they were wonderful with the girls. Each little lady was crowned an official princess. They sang songs and danced, played games and had story time. The princesses braided hair and painted nails. This was a day that my girls will not soon forget, and I am so happy that I was able give them and their friends such a special day to remember. If you are in the area and are looking for a fun birthday option for your little princess, check out the link above. I would definitely recommend this local business owned by Jackie Sarkis.
I’ll keep playing along with my princesses for as long as they let me. Soon, they will learn that wishing on a star is not how you make things happen and unicorns aren’t real. They will be too big for princess dress-up and make believe play. They will one day be all grown up but they will always be my princesses.
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