I am of course happy to oblige my daughter’s girliness, letting her play with dolls and wear dresses as much as she pleases. But I never intended to let her get into the whole Disney princess thing.
But it has happened. OOOOOHHHH Boy, has it ever happened!
She hasn’t watched even close to all the Disney shows, but she knows all the names of the princesses. ALL of them. She is just fascinated by the pretty girls in even prettier dresses.
And she has started to request Disney Princess stuff. ALL THE TIME.
And we have obliged some. Here she is (ACK – MESSY ROOM – WE WERE PLAYING!) showing off her princess nail polish she recently received. She INSISTED I take a picture showing off her beautiful princess stuff:
(HA! Elena just came by and saw this picture, and proceeded to exclaim that “MOMMY, that’s the MOST BEAUTIFUL picture in the whole world!!!”)
But yesterday, my gosh, yesterday, we had Princess requests coming every time we turned around! You don’t realize how much the Disney Princesses have taken over the world until you walk around with an obsessed 3-year-old!
Our day was full of frustrating errands for our little girl:
*Leaving the house, Elena BEGGED to go to the grocery store to get more Princess stuff since that is where we had bought the aforementioned nail polish. No dice: grocery store not on the agenda.
*At Bed Bath & Beyond, Elena BEGGED for some Disney Princess Pez dispensers. No dice.
*At Marshall’s, Elena BEGGED me for some Disney Princess clothes and toys. I relented, letting her get a Princess hat “I believe in fairytales” <– such a cute phrase! I told her that would be her only Princess thing to get.
*At Hallmark, Elena BEGGED me for a Disney Princess card, and then OMGosh, Disney Princess Precious Moments!!! She told me she’d give Julia her other Precious Moments, and she could have the Ariel Precious Moment figurine for herself. No dice.
*At Payless, Elena BEGGED me for Disney Princess slippers and shoes. No dice.
*whew, brief respite at Chik-fil-a.
*At Target, Elena BEGGED me for Disney Princess stickers and nightgowns. No dice.
At the end of the day, she was worn out from begging and crying in disappointment. I was just WORN. OUT.
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