Monday, February 27, 2012
Last night the girls and I watched The Princess and the Frog, which, minus all the voodoo magic stuff, is one of my favorite Disney princess movies. Beauty and the Beast is my favorite because I love that Belle falls in love with someone who isn't the handsome prince, and she doesn't fall in love just because of a kiss! My kids think Belle is my favorite princess because of her yellow ball gown, because they know yellow is my favorite color! Every time I read Snow White to the girls it takes all the willpower in me not to lecture them about reality after the handsome prince kisses the sleeping/dead Snow White and then they live happily ever after! Anyway...back to my point...remember, Princess and the Frog! Tiana, the main character, has a friend/employer, a blonde southern belle who desperately wants to marry a prince so she can become a princess. I said to Sophie, "You shouldn't just love someone because they are a prince or because they are very handsome. You should love someone for other reasons too...because they are kind and hard working and smart." She interrupted me and said, "I should find someone like Daddy right?" Exactly Sophie...exactly! I'm just hoping she still says this when she 16 not 6! I should probably just let her watch the movie and enjoy the innocence of a 6 year old's reality!