Maybe Princesses Aren't So Bad After All

I used to be so opposed to pink and princesses and all of that girly-girl stuff. I’m really not even sure why. Maybe because it seemed too mainstream or too ordinary. Maybe because I didn’t want my girls to focus too much on physical beauty or being rich. Maybe because I didn’t want them to feel a need to be rescued by a Prince Charming. Surely, my daughters would be different. They’d be unique and strong, independent and smart. They’d be funny and loyal, hard workers and dreamers. And then I came across this video

I realized that princesses, too can be brave and strong and independent and smart and all the things I knew my girls could be, all the things they are. I realized that all of that “princess stuff” was more about make believe and imagination. It was more about doing what is right and following your dreams.

We recently bought the movie Brave for my two year-old, Adair. And Merida, the princess in the movie, is exactly the kind of princess my girls long to be – brave, smart, adventurous, independent, loyal, and world-changing. So maybe princesses aren’t so bad after all. In fact, maybe they’re pretty amazing…

Lacy is a wife, mom, teacher, and dreamer, determined to live a BIG life in a simple way. She writes at Living on Love where she shares inspiration for doing just that. From great recipes and fun projects to adventures in the outdoors and experiences in parenting, Lacy believes in living a meaningful life on a daily basis. In addition to her blog, you can find her on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

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