Sometimes You Have to Surrender to Princesses
“They” say that we, as parents, should let our children read what sparks their interest and love for reading. I have always believed that I’d follow this. I did manage to stick to this theory over the weekend when Kai picked out his bookstore trip pick: a Disney’s princesses treasury.
While my inner feminist was screaming, I bit my tongue and I’m actually glad that I did. The stories make women into strong role models for boys and girls and they have been quite the bedtime story choice, here, since their acquisition. Hopefully the illustrations, themselves, won’t set my son up with completely unrealistic ideals for his future partners but, hey, you know, even if it does, at least he’ll love reading, right?
(On the other hand, I was informed by the very same four year old, the other day, that nightmares are real. I did my best to assure him that this is not the case. He responded “But dreams really do come true; I heard that at Disney World”. Disney:1 Mom: 0)