[QUOTE=Andrea;1133133]Some people just like to get their panties in a wad.
Those people who are so worried about WHY in the world their precious, precocious, PC daughters would be interested in princesses just kill me, as do the people who are so concerned that the image of princess is spoiled and narcissistic, that historically some monarchies have been pretty nasty. Get. A. Grip.
Have they even talked to their kids? My DD4 likes to be a princess solely because they’re sparkly and the skirts twirl out when you spin. That’s it. She’s not considering the political ramifications of a monarchy versus a constitutional republic. She’s not looking to be rescued by Prince Charming (he’s a boy, therefore a nonentity). She just LIKES GLITTER. She’s just as like to have a tea party in a princess dress as she is to ask if she can go fishing or ride her bike.
I’m just failing to see how the Princess Phenomenon is destroying her future life and her very soul.[/QUOTE]
Your problem with grasping the reality of it all must be due to the fact that you are firmly grounded, hence your dd is also firmly grounded. Those that take time to negatively comment are the problem, not you Andrea.