I try my best not to heavily influence my kids, since I know it happens regardless. I want them to choose their own favorite colors, cartoon character or even favorite clothing items, you get the drift. They still could really careless about what clothing they wear and are always ecstatic about what is laid out, I’m sure it’s probably just for now. I have to be totally honest though, I am really not a fan of the whole Disney princess thing (or barbies for that matter) for many reasons I won’t go into. But mostly because I myself am a tom boy and don’t full understand the allure. I know I know I probably (and did) like them when I was a kid, which is why even though I’m not a fan I try not to influence. If Harlow decides she’s a princess and only wants princessy stuff, then I will do it all with a smile on my face – because anything that makes her smile also makes me smile.
Recently she came up with this list, her “5 favorite girls” with no help from me might I add. 1.Princess Leia 2.Ariel 3.Fiona (from Shrek) 4.Mommy 5.Lakey Peterson (pro surfer).
Her list just put a huge smile on my face, because it’s close to a list I probably would have made as a little girl who had a bff brother too (but also, I would smile at any list she would have come up with because it would have come from her) . With no extra influence from me and probably a lot of natural influence from her brother – she’s a well rounded pink princessey, tom girl, tough girl (as she likes to call her self).
*What you thought those teeny tiny toddler sized bunny slippers were for Harlow?
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