My Former BIL has a new gf and all I can say is she is "different." I can look pasted the feathers glued to her eyelashes and need to paint the barbie on my niece's doll cake goth (personally I thought that was cool). but what I don't know how to deal with the GF's assumptions that its bad for my niece to be obessed with princess (niece=5) and she, the GF, must save my niece. I want to tell GF that it's my niece choice and to accept her for who she is. If she is still obessed with princess at 15 then we will worry. But I fear that as the former SIL it will be viewed as catty. What do you think?
Asked by Anonymous at 12:24 PM on Dec. 15, 2009 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
I have heard of this no princess revolution. I'm a feminist and I love being a princess. A princess does not have to be the damsel in distress or some silly twit who just talks about boys, babies, and shopping. No a princess can save the world, be the President of a country, run a major "green" corporation, dress goth or drive anÂ uncool car. Our inner princess can be pretty in pink and be smart. By the way, why do we think women can't be beautiful AND be intelligent AND cool?Â If this were me, I would casually discuss my "girl" philosophy with this cool chica and tell her the things I really admire about her style and outlook.Â But I would also add in my own twist and views on toys, girls, marketing, ect....Â Then I would add that I am so glad that my niece likes to use her imagination with her toys and plays princess.Â Â Talk politics.Â She sounds like she can get into it.Â Stay relaxed and be open.Â
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