Like many little girls, I wanted to be a princess. I wanted to wear a pointy crown and pretty ball gown dresses. I wanted to wear white gloves to tea and banquets. I wanted to find prince charming and live happily ever after in a castle.
As I got older and the Princess Epidemic began to take root, I grew to hate princesses, specifically those of the Disney variety. When I had my daughter, I vowed not to let her fall victim to the same princesses I grew up watching on tv. After spending a week in Disneyworld, I realize It was not so much the princess movies that I objected to, as much as the mind frame that many of today’s little girls have regarding being a princess. It is the selfish, self centered, lazy,diva attitude that many little girls are developing, the very UN-princess-like behavior that drove me away from the princesses that I once loved.