Lately it seems like all my four year old daughter wants to talk about, is becoming a Princess. When she puts her pajamas on at night, even if its an Ariel nightgown, she wears a “princess dress” over it. And during meal time, she eats so “she’ll be a strong and beautiful Princess.” I don’t want to crush her dreams, so I haven’t told her that since we aren’t royalty, and she wasn’t created by Walt Disney, her chances of becoming a Princess are slim.
Instead, I enjoy watching her be amazed by all of the Walt Disney Princesses and their magical worlds. When we play in the pool or she’s splashing in the tub, I see a glimpse of Ariel from “The Little Mermaid.” Her passion for reading and creating original artwork reminds me of Rapunzel in “Tangled.”
When she spins around the house in her dresses and gowns, I’m reminded of Cinderella at the Ball. Her kind heart and sense of adventure are similar to that of Indian Princess Pocahontas. Every time she starts sweeping the garage or asking to make cookies, I think of Snow White and Tiana from “Princess and the Frog.” And I wish MC knew how to make beignets and jambalaya!
Before I go to bed in the evenings, I always check on my little “Sleeping Beauty” to make sure she’s sleeping soundly and dreaming of her “happy ever after.” Many times I’ll find her out of bed playing with her dolls and pretending to be Belle from “Beauty and the Beast” or Jasmine from “Aladdin.”Its so cute watching her imaginative play, that I find it hard to remind her she needs to get back in bed and go to sleep.
Over the past few weeks she’s started asking on a daily basis if we can go to Disney World. I always feel like the villain when explaining that Disney World is thousands of miles away from home and we can’t just hop on a magic carpet like Aladdin to travel there. One day though, hopefully sooner rather than later, we’ll load up the family and head to the happiest place on Earth where if only for a few days, my daughter can be a Disney Princess.