“Be students, be teachers, be politicians, be preachers, be believers, be leaders, be astronauts, be champions, be truth seekers…You could be the greatest, you can be the best, you can be the king kong banging on your chest, you could beat the world, you could beat the war, you could talk to God, go banging on his door…standing in the hall of fame, and the world’s gonna know your name. Cause you burn with the brightest flame.” -The Script
I always wanted to be a princess when I was a little girl. I loved fancy dresses, the idea of living in some far off kingdom in a castle and of course dreaming of a prince who would come and sweep me off my feet. Let’s face it, I never really grew out of this stage, but there was a time where I felt as if dreaming of becoming a princess came with a stigma.Playing like a Princess has a whole new meaning. Check out these Disney toys from @HasbroNews Click To Tweet
Having your daughter dream of fairy tales seemed to be discouraged, because who really lives “happily ever after?” Instead parents stressed the importance of gender equality, girls playing boy sports, doing anything a boy could do and do it even better. But that is just the thing, girls can do all of those things, and still be girls.
Princess movies have come a long way since the days of meeting a prince, falling in love and riding off into the sunset. Now Princesses fight for their own hand in marriage, sail solo across the sea and stand up for what they believe in. They are brave, smart, kind, courageous, ambitious, determined, forgiving, strong individuals. No longer do they wait to be rescued, but instead head out on adventures all on their own.
So if our daughter wants to pretend to be a princess, I gladly follow her cue. I let her know that she can do anything, or be anything she wants to be, ESPECIALLY if it involves following her heart. In the end what I want her to know is that her beauty is not determined by her outward adornment, but by her inner beauty. Which to me, is displayed over and over again in ALL of our favorite princess tales.
And if our son wants to play along with our fairy tales, I happily encourage him to be equally strong and courageous like any one of the prince characters. Weather it be slaying dragons, fighting evil queens, or even snow monsters, little boys can dream big too.
All of these amazing toys were sent to us from The HASBRO toy company. Both kids have LOVED playing with all of them. I highly suggest investing in a few of these Disney dolls for your princess or prince at home. They have loved taking this Belle, Moana, and Frozen set with them everywhere they go, even Ariel in the bath tub!;)