Yesterday I asked mykids the question, “Who is your favorite princess?”
Having just rolled credits on the animated movie, Kiara, my four
year old, responded with, “Kiara!”
I should’ve known she’d say that since Kiara was fresh on the brain,
and four year olds don’t think past their nose.
“Really? I asked. “Really? Kiara?”
“Okay then, why is she your favorite?”
“Because she’s cute.”
Hmmph. Secretly hoping for a deeper response involving a strong princess who inspires her so I could blog about it, I asked my "almost-six-year-old" the same question.
“Lily, who is your favorite princess?”
“Ariel. Because she has red hair, she’s a mermaid and she can sing underwater.”
Boom! Now that is something to aspire towards. I mean who doesn't want the ability to sing underwater?
I don’t really know what I was expecting from such young minds when I asked the question. Their young minds care only about what’s going on at the moment. And I don't think they have the foggiest notion of what "inspires" means. They just know what's cute, who sings well and who makes them smile. And really, that's all that should matter right now anyway.
I thought about my own answer to the question and my immediate thought was Rapunzel. She is sassy, smart and willing to sacrifice
her long locks of power and magic to save the life of the person she loves. Now that is inspirational. I mean, what if she looked bad with short hair. Kidding! Kind of.
My second answer would be Doc McStuffins, even though she's not a princess. Doc is an awesome role model for kids. She shows creativity, caring, initiative, courage and brains by taking care of all those broken, effed up toys. I think she's Disney's best little girl character in a long while.
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