The fun part about being a mom to a pirate and a princess is that I never know what my children will be that day. I love the imaginations that kids have. My daughter is the master at combining characters. Many times she just wants to be a princess but then she sees her brother being a pirate or a firefighter and suddenly she doesn’t just want to be a princess but a princess firefighter. This always brings on the giggles as Mr. Pirate knows all about fighting fires because of his hero, also known as daddy in this house, is a firefighter/paramedic. He is quick to point out that fighting fire in princes high heals might pose a problem.
This will be short because I am just learning about this blog world but I wanted to get some thoughts out of my head. Why is it so important that we keep our little girls princesses and our little boys pirates? When did it become wrong for them to be everything they want to be? Why is it looked down upon when a little boy likes the color pink and wants to be a ballerina? Why can’t we just let kids, boys or girls, pretend to be whatever they want? Let them be kids and pretend to be whatever for as long as possible. I know that as an adult, many days I wish that I could quit being an adult and play dress up with my pirate and princess fire fighter.