Thursday, April 19, 2012

Princess Commoner

I don't know what it is with little girls and their need or desire to become a princess at one point of their lives.

I went through that phase and now my lil' princess is going through the same thing.

What is it with princesses? Is it the way they are portrayed in all the happily-ever-after fairy tale ending in most of the books we read? Of course, princesses in fairy tales are all beautiful and they have it all but so are the handsome princes but you don't see boys desperately want to become princes.

And it's not like real life princesses are all beautiful and pretty after all. Some are just lucky that they were born with the 'Princess' title or else...

Is it because they seem to have it all? Money, clothes, the finest education and lead a high fashioned and glamour life?

I don't know about other women but I certainly outgrew my desire to become a princess once I understood how the world works. Guess I couldn't be bothered with the protocols and rules. I also love my freedom too much.

I wonder if my lil' princess would feel the same someday.

As of now, I guess I'll just play along. Wouldn't hurt being the mother of a princess once in a while. Most of the time, a princess' mother is the Queen anyway :)

Monday, April 16, 2012

From Maria to Peter... What's next?

So the little princess has taken from watching The Sound Of Music every single night before going to bed and over the weekends to watching a video of the ballet performance of Peter and The Wolf.

Yes, I grew up watching The Sound Of Music and although I don't really want to admit, I do know the dialogues by heart. So when Nadyne fell in love with the movie not so long ago, I wasn't the least bit surprised.

The only problem is, she made us watch with her over and over again, every day.

It was one of my favourite growing up but now just at the thought of having to endure another 2 hour or so of the movie suddenly seem so painful and torturing. Of course, we sing along with her every time, nevertheless.

Just as we thought it was going to be a never-ending torture, she shifted her interest to ballet and started to watch Peter and The Wolf. Now this, is slightly more tolerable as the performance lasts only about half an hour.

Another classic I really loved as a kid was Anne Of Green Gables. I was looking around the stores for the DVD and found out that I can buy the series online.

 In her ballet outfit

Watching Peter and the Wolf

Except now, I'm afraid that if I introduce this to her, it's gonna be a repeat of Maria and Peter all over again.

Should I really introduce her to Anne and Gilbert?

What would Anne do, I wonder.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

No sweat

Took the munchkins shopping. Have I sweat myself much lately?

Enough exercise for the week.