Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Wonderful World of Disney

I imagine that Disney has a great marketing team because everywhere you go, you see the Disney Princesses. Anything a kids could ever want is now made with a Disney Princess on it, just to make it that more tempting to strong willed little four year olds. How many of you knew that there is a Disney Princess version of the EZ Bake Oven? We don't own one yet, but let me think about all the other things we do have that one of the very lovely Princesses on it...hmmm...we have nail polish and lip stick, stick on earrings, of course lots of dresses and shoes and tiaras, blankets, nightgowns, t-shirts, purses, cell phones, cameras, coloring books, wands, dvds....I'm sure I've missed some and I know there are many more. Of course, last but certainly not least, we have the teensy tiny Princess dolls with their removable flexible clothing...

I included my hand in the picture on purpose (no really) so you could get an idea of how stinkin' small these things are. Ella loves them so much. She got some for her birthday and because I love her and I love how excited she gets about things, I got her a big set for Christmas. They come with the smallest shoes imagineable, jewelry and lots of other fun pieces to lose. For the first week or so I was pretty crazy about following Ella around and making sure I had every shoe and every necklace. I've given up a little bit and now we have a nice little container they all go into and she's doing pretty well about keeping them contained.

Ella loves putting all dolls in different dresses and just having them all be friends and play together. Did you catch that their clothing is flexible? I know there is a name for it but it's basically stretchy thick plastic. I'm sure it was designed by Disney with parent-child bonding on mind because it is very difficult for Ella to get the dresses on (off, not so much) and that means I get to play princess with her. There are reasons this isn't always good and I'll get to that in the end.

But Ella does try her hardest to dress her dolls without my assistance and that means a few of the dresses have torn. Therefore this is what I got to do this afternoon...

Do see any tears or flaws? I think not! Because I am quite the expert with the Duco Cement. Actually I am not really sure if that was the intended use of the Duco Cement but what could it hurt?

So now all is happy in Princess land. The wardrobe is intact!

I forgot to mention that we do have one prince for whom all the princesses are competing. Technically he belongs to Belle and even has a Beast oufit he can wear, depending on his mood. Because since it's so much easier to take off the clothing, the prince is usually naked. That doesn't deter Ella from continuing to include him in the play. The other day I overheard one of the princesses (Ella) telling the prince "oh no, go away...I can't see you naked before the wedding day!" Oops - where did she ever hear that from?

Of course it's actually good stuff that I know one day we'll discuss. But with Ella at age four I am praying that I didn't open a can of worms and now have to field questions right before bed about boys and girls and nakedness and wedding nights. Just not ready to go there yet....

But I'm sure you'll hear all about it!

5 comments:

Erin said...

Megan,
I have every intention of fighting the princesses at our house. Of course, N. is only almost 2, so I'm probably not anywhere near that "phase," but good grief... I HATE THEM. My brother got her a barbie for Christmas! I put her away. I'm not trying to raise a tomboy, but, please, I just can't stomach all the pink and purple and glitter and jewelry yet!

Teri said...

"oh no, go away...I can't see you naked before the wedding day!"

-oh my gosh - I am totally cracking up over this... :-D

Julie said...

HAHAHA! Ella is so full of character... I love it!

renee said...

yay for Disney Princesses!!! Ella is a girl after my own heart...

love her comment - pray she keeps that thought going!

Crafty P said...

that is TOO funny! love that story!!!

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