What is it about pink and princess-i-ness that makes so many little girls feel happy??
Maybe I’m getting too old to remember… or maybe I was never one of those princess girls.
I do remember that I was offended when people thought that my love of purple was girly or meant that I loved pink.
But mostly I was given books. And things to cook. And cookbooks… I get the same kinds of presents now, which still makes me very happy!
My daughter would be ok with getting books and cooking things if she also got a pink princessy apron to wear while she cooked. And maybe some fairy wings for good measure.
[I’ve heard that fairy wings make your cakes lighter and fluffier. Perhaps you could test that yourself? Feel free to share a photo of your fairy wings and cake with us all if you do ;)]
Pink is my daughter’s favorite color, alongside purple and gold and silver. These are the colors she considers right for girls.
When she forgets that she has to be girly, it is quite fun to watch her prefer orange and yellow! They are the perfect sunshiney colors for her personality. So maybe when she is a little older she will feel able to drop the pink!
Meanwhile, her brother is not ever allowed to choose the pink plate since it is not a “boy” color. Yes, he mostly does it to annoy her, if you are wondering.
Did you know that Victorian parents, however many years ago, actually dressed their boys in pink? It was considered a more manly color than blue. I can prove it.
Here is a quote from the Smithsonian: “The generally accepted rule is pink for the boys, and blue for the girls. The reason is that pink, being a more decided and stronger color, is more suitable for the boy, while blue, which is more delicate and dainty, is prettier for the girl.”
Times sure have changed.
If I dressed my daughter in any of her brother’s hand-me-downs when she was a baby, people would get confused as to whether she was a boy or a girl. They were only sure when she was decked out in pink.
Because pink is a girl color.
I should add here that I am in favor of kids expressing themselves completely.
My little sister had a tutu she wore when she used her toy machine gun, so I grew up with it. My son now frequently paints his nails bright colors, and likes to wear sparkly crowns.
I am not such a princessy person. But those who are should embrace their inner princess!
So for those of you who like to indulge the princess in your child, I have put together a gift guide for little princesses.
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Gift guide for little princesses