Thursday, 11 February 2010
A Positive Princess Role Model
My daughter has just turned 6 and for her party we took a small group of her friends to the Cinema to see The Princess and the Frog.
In between toilet trips (and there were plenty), I thought the film was brilliant. Not just because the music was fab, the princess was black (a first for Disney), and I was stuffing a load of popcorn and chocolate down my neck in the dark where no one could see me, but at last a Princess who wasn't all about being saved by her Prince! The main moral of the film was that hard work is what leads to success.
Move over WAGS and girls who are lining up to sleep with a footballer to earn a quick buck, or Jordan-a-likes, who get a boob job and see it as a career move.
Here was a princess who worked three jobs to follow her dream of opening her own restaurant.
I only hope the 6 year old was paying attention, because currently her favourite thing is dancing naked in front of the mirror.
Let's just hope Stringfellows is closed down by 2022...