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Quincy and I have been talking a lot about what it means to be a princess, and what kind of person a princess is. After we watched Sleeping Beauty Blu-Ray that was just released last week, I decided to take Quincy shopping at Walmart to put together a “How to be a Princess” kit inspired by the film and princess costumes.
Between the toy department and it almost being Halloween, Quincy and I made out like the mice in Cinderella! So many beautiful dresses! Bippity Boppity Boo!
Before we went to the store, we talked about princesses sharing, and that Quincy would get to pick out some things to share in her developmental preschool class as well as a few things for her. I was so proud of her for not fighting with me about what we found. There were no battles. Because a princess shares with her friends.
A princess is kind. Quincy doesn’t seem to notice if others around her are differently abled than her. She just sees them as who they are. A friend. I love this trait about her. She’s just a loving and caring little girl.
I’m so proud of Quincy, this morning, when we were getting ready for school, she says to me “Today is the day I share my princess dresses with my friends.”
I sent her off to school and then brought the “Princess Kit” during their free choice play.
To say they were excited might be an understatement. The morning class is pretty small, but Quincy’s teacher promised me that they were going to dress up in princess costumes that afternoon too!
So what goes in a “How to be a Princess” Kit? I’ve made you a checklist! Our kit included 3 dresses, 3 pairs of shoes plus jewelry, stickers and of course, a copy of Sleeping Beauty! Plus there is room in the princess costumes kit for more dresses and accessories. I chose a bin that would be easy for children of any ability to open, since some of Quincy’s classmates have trouble with their motor skills.
We had a wonderful time learning how to be a princess. Its much more than dressing up. It’s being a good friend. It’s being kind. It’s sharing. It’s seeing the beauty in others.