I try and tell myself that princess toys are not gateways drugs to this but I can't help myself.
I see her absorbing every single thing these days. I walk in the door and she takes my purse so she can look for the chapstick and put it on and walk around with my purse. She helps me pick out her outfits and she wears my jewelry. I am fine with her being girly but how do I prevent the peer pressure that is sure to come? How do I prevent stupid?
The only issue is that I was STUPID and may still be a little stupid. I took this picture yesterday in the dressing room at Zara for a possible Blathering dress. When I was younger and tanner, I rocked every skimpy clothing item and loved to party it up. Oh wait, I still like to whoop it up. Where does rocking the skimpy clothing instinct come from? It wasn't promoted at home as I grew up with very little TV, NO CABLE, no skimpy clothes and no exposure to alcohol. I am trying to raise a commercial free child so I can postpone the early sexualization of my daughter and promote creativity and imagination without her screaming that she is Cinderella. Am I missing the boat and focusing on the wrong things? Am I setting the wrong example and not even realizing it?