The other day, when my twin daughters were begging to watch Sleeping Beauty AGAIN, something hit me. Aurora aka Sleeping Beauty is their favorite princess, but Cinderella’s mine. Why don’t they share this love for Cinderella? What makes Aurora so much better in their eyes?
“Aurora has Prince Phillip,” one answered.
“And she has a pink dress,” said the other.
Hey, they’re four, what do they know about a good story? Not to say Sleeping Beauty isn’t a great story, just that I prefer Cinderella. I love that she overcomes her terrible life with her evil step-family and transforms from a pauper to a princess. But that’s just me. However, there might be more to the twins’ choice than they’ve articulated. If you think about it, Prince Phillip has a bigger role in Sleeping Beauty than Prince Charming does in Cinderella. Maybe Disney’s depiction of a great hero is what sold the story of Sleeping Beauty to my girls. Maybe they’re little romantics after all.
*sigh* It starts young, doesn’t it?
Who’s your favorite princess and why?