Happiness is: Olivia's princess pledge01/15/2012 at 10:27 pm | Posted in Happiness is | 6 Comments
Tags: happiness 365, Olivia, preschooler, the princess pledge
So, it’s happening.
The princess-ification of my almost-four-year-old daughter.
We don’t know how or when or where she tuned into the phenomenon, but it’s in full effect. She doesn’t actually own much princess stuff. Our only indulgences so far have been a miniature Ariel doll (a potty-training reward) Ariel undies (her choosing, along with Dora the Explorer) and pink sparkly Disney Princess “big girl” toothpaste (a treat for her first visit to the dentist).
But she talks about princesses all the time, and tonight in the bath she told me she wanted to be a princess when she grows up. She changed her mind from dentist. When I suggested that she could be a princess dentist, she was not having it.
Her favorite book right now is Olivia the Princess. I LOVE Olivia. She’s creative, adventurous, brave, smart and funny. I love that Lily loves her. And Olivia as princess is pretty awesome — she rides the royal pony, eats a tray of cupcakes and slides down the royal banister.
My favorite part of the book is Olivia’s princess pledge, which Lily knows word for word.
Makes me smile every time:
“A princess promises to be pretty, peppy, smell nice, sparkle a lot, sing happy songs very loudly, and never, ever be mean.”
This is the kind of princess-ing I can get behind.
P.S. I just snuck into Lily’s room to fetch this book in the dark because I couldn’t find the pledge online and I don’t know all the words yet. Don’t tell.