Saturday, April 11, 2009

i swore i would never do this...

...but I let Ellie indulge her inner princess. I do not like Ariel, Little Mermaid, Belle, or any Disney character really (except Snow White - she seems industrious, and I like her hair). I don't remember even knowing what a princess was when I was little and I didn't like the toy store - too loud and bright. Anyway, Ellie definately does know what princess' are and so what to do? Take her to a Princess Party is what! It was actually really cute, and they taught the girls manners during tea time.


Ellie and Kelty


Tea Time

Ellie has this problem around strangers - she goes mute. We have been practicing answering when someone like the doctor or a new teacher asked her a question. She loves this role playing where I pretend I am a "different person." Anyway, for the fashion show, she had to tell the girl what her name was so they could annouce, "Princess Ellie!". She did it! What a proud moment. She also told another girl "thank you". The rest of the day she talked about how she never had to be scared again. I love her.

1 comment:

Cammie said...

Yeah! A post! I know you are just living it up and loving it up in NJ, but it is good to see that you still remember your fans, I mean friends.
I am 100% with you on the whole princess thing, (although if I must choose I like Belle, she is intelligent, sacrificing, kind and nonjudgmental. All qualities I need to develop)I remember being embarrassed when someone called me "Princess" as a child. I was not a princess! The are drama and beauty queens.
Ellie and Molly look like they made cute princesses.
Good for Ellie! Talking to strangers can be so hard. So brave of her.
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