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I think I am avoiding homework :lol: Is it possible to avoid “princesses” ?

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Or princes? How do you avoid those kinds of stereotypes and stuff in your life?

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Did you get your homework done?
Luckily I have not had to deal with anyone calling my son a prince but what does happen is he gets so much attention when we are out because he is so dang cute. He has curly blondish hair with tan skin as he is biracial. I know people are just being nice but when I am cranky I just want people to not pay attention to his looks and say" oh , he so smart" instead but that is unrealistic as stranger would not have that info. Right?
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Some little girls, though not all, go through a fru-fru, dress-up stage. If it weren't for Disney having commercialized this, it would all be good fun. When I had little ones that age/stage, I kept a trunk of dress-up clothes and accessories. It included silly animal costumes (bought on sale the day after Halloween!), uniforms (police, fire, soldier, etc), flouncy skirts, scarves, jewelery, etc. My DD's favorite style was business formal - she found a "business" suit her size at Goodwill, and that was her go-to costume. She was a bank president, school principal, president of the US, queen of some country (usually Middle Eastern or European, but it varied), or a doctor. My foster daughter did more traditionally "girly" roles - mainly she just got all dressed up, older DD helped with makeup and nail polish, and FD twirled around a lot and pretended she was preparing to go on a date (she was maybe 6?).

 

I would emphasize the dress-up, pretend play, with out providing specific Disney style princess stuff. I am pretty butch myself - no interest in make-up or dresses, but I didn't mind the Littles playing that way. And it was great fun to shop at thrift stores for creative costume pieces!

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