Abby keeps asking to “go to Disney” because she wants to meet Belle & Cinderella and Aurora.
She has it all planned out.
First, the airplane has to land. Here. Then the door has to open. Then we get on. Then we fly to Disney. Then we meet Princesses.
You know what I find really interesting?
The whole nature vs nurture thing.
My daughter will pick a Princess over a truck. We had boys toys from our son when she was younger. She didn’t play with them, and eventually we said we needed to get some girl toys. Every once in awhile she’ll pick up a Thomas train but only if it’s the one that goes by itself, or if someone else is playing with them. She chooses girly stuff most of the time.
You don’t notice really with the first kid. We only had boy toys so that’s what he played with. Will he play with a doll? Sure, but he’s gonna pick Star Wars over Barbie in a heartbeat.
To see the conscious decision when a child picks a gender specific toys is really kind of interesting.
My sister got Abby a Princess Dress-Up box and shoes for Christmas (or her birthday, I don’t remember which).
So, until she meets a Princess, she pretends to be a Princess.
And I think she’s pretty darn good at it.
It would be wrong here to admit that I caught my son trying to put on the Snow White costume, right?
I’ve said too much.
He’s just lucky he took it off before I could snap a picture.