If something is pink, purple, or sparkly, it has a princess or Hello Kitty on it she’s going to like it.
I have to admit I encourage this love of pink and sparkles, and princesses. I love watching Sofia the First with her and singing along with the songs. I love painting her nails and hearing her cheer about how “pink and sparkly” they are. I adore watching her dress up in her favorite princess (of the moment) dress as she sets up a tea party for us.
Strong like a princess
If it were up to me, it would be all things girlie, all things princess all the time, although I’m sure our two older boys would not appreciate this much. I clearly love all things girlie as much as our sweet little foster daughter does, but what I love even more is hearing her say, “I’m strong like a princess.”
I’m happy she is growing up in a time where princesses are portrayed as strong. No longer are they just falling asleep and waiting for a prince to come rescue them. Princesses today are fighting for what’s right and fighting for their family. Showing that true love isn’t just found in some elusive prince; rather, it is found first in family.
So when our 3-year-old foster daughter says, “I’m strong like a princess,” I gladly smile and say, “Yes you are, very strong just like a princess,” proudly knowing that much of that strength comes from the true love she has seen in our family.