Before I had my daughter, I thought gender behavior was largely environmental. I thought girls liked pink or dolls or dress-up because they saw it in example on television and in their mother’s behavior.
I was wrong. My daughter was born with painted toenails and a wand in her hand.
According to her, at age three, every princess must:
2. Wear a princess dress. Three if you have them.
3. Dance! Especially when a fellow princess sings “A Dream Is A Wish” off key at the top of her little lungs.
4. Lip sauce. You cannot have enough lip sauce and it is important to layer each lip sauce for maximum effect.
5. High heels. With your gown, on your pink painted toenailed feet. On your hands too, if you feel the need.
6. Toenail polish. Every shade in the pink, purple and red realm.
7. Know your princess colors! Cinderella color=blue, Cinda Booty (Sleeping Beauty) color=pink, Belle color=yellow.
8. Jewelry. Bracelets, necklaces, rings, boas. The more, the prettier.
9. Tea party, tea party, tea party.
10. Glitter optional. (Some daddies swear glitter can and will cause permanent blindness.)
Trust me on these. They were gleaned from an expert.