Monday, June 11, 2012

A Princess Book for REAL Girls

My 4 year old loves to read princess books.  Her current favorite goes something like "A Princess is smart...she reads lots of books.   A princess is kind...she cares for animals.   A princess is brave...she stands up to the evil queen."

My daughter says she is a princess, too.  She is brave and smart and kind...most of the time.  But she is also a Dirty Girl, so I wrote a more realistic book for her:    

A princess is smart...She can reach the cookies with a stool.
A princess is polite ... She says excuse me after farting at the table.
A princess is fair ... If she can't have the pink marker, no one can.
A princess is neat ...She eats her boogers after picking her nose.
A princess likes to dress up ...She wears her fanciest dress for digging up worms.
A princess is brave...She asks Daddy for Play Doh after Mommy has already said no. 
A princess says please...She screams PLEASE GIVE ME MORE CANDY NOW!
A princess shares...She gives her sister the lollipop she just dropped in the dirt.
And a princess always makes her Mommy laugh.

Lauri Meyers, Children's Writer
MORE CANDY NOW!
Sure, princess culture might have made pink and purple her favorite colors, but she is still her own girl.  And I wouldn't have it any other way.  (Except the booger eating; I need to work on that.)

2 comments:

  1. Great stuff, Lauri! I have a booger-eating, fancy-dress-wearing, daddy-asking, color-pink-loving princess, too. She's a pirate princess. So there's that.

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    1. if there was a kids black market, boogers would be like $1000/ounce.

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