Gotta love a good dress up session right?
Introducing Jasmine (left) as the ballerina, Olivia (centre) as the princess and Laura (right) as the bride! I was not pictured, however I was the Easter bunny, yes, I made dinner and hung out the washing complete with bunny ears. Laura and Olivia had their first solo playdate yesterday - they loved it.
Ballerinas, princesses and brides - the epitome of girly pretend play. Despite reading Mia's post last week and feeling quite in agreement in regards to princesses and girls' self esteem when I see my girls having so much fun with this it's a little conflicting.
Of course they know that the likelihood of them meeting a prince, let alone marrying one is slim to none.
I'm pleased to say however, as much as Barbie isn't a great rolemodel physically, and the over-use of multiples (!) some of her movies actually have some themes I felt quite impressed with.
- In Barbie and the three musketeers - although there is an established 'connection' between Corinne and the Prince, she as girl, defies the odds and proves herself capable of doing what's considered a 'mans' job' and when approached to do the happily every after - she is interrupted by work. More real I think!
- In Barbie and the Princess and the Pauper - Erika (the pauper) is asked for her hand in marriage - she declines as she needs to persue her career 'for herself'. She does come back after a time and marry the prince.
Any other girls' movies that are good this way? Would be good to list the movies with positive/semi-realistic outcomes?
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