Dec 13 2011

A Real "Happily Ever After" Story.

Maybe you were like this too…as a kid you identified so much with your toys…

If you were a child of the 80’s…you weren’t just playing with Barbie and the Rockers….you were Barbie and the rockers.  Boys, not just pretending to be GI JOE…you were GI Joe. 

Now Disney has developed a new princess that your girls might identify with.  She’s a young girl, not a grown woman.  When you think about it Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty are grown women…dating and getting married.

And now we have “Sofia the First”  She’s a little girl that becomes a princess when her mom marries the king of her storybook world.  It’s a blended family.  She gets a step brother and a step sister in it too.  Sounds like a fairy tale that lines up a little bit more with the real world.  Thank you! 

Disney says, “although Sofia will have plenty of pretty dresses and sparkly shoes, our stories will show Sofia and our viewers, that what makes a real princess is what’s inside not what’s outside…that the inner character of kindness, generosity, loyalty, honesty, and grace make you special, not the dress you wear.  She’s a relatable girl experiencing the same social issues as our young viewers…learning how to fit in, making new friends, conquering new skills and building sibling relationships”

Thank you Disney for making a fairy tale world a little bit more real, and for helping our girls not grow up so fast.

 

The "Sofia" movie will debut in fall 2012, with the TV series following in spring 2013

 

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12/13/2011 9:54:59 AM
Tonya Grant United States
Tonya Grant
I am soooo glad Disney, everything my children think is grand, are giving my children a role model that is also there own age with age appropriate issues, even if she is a cartoon! My kids love Good Luck Charlie but they are based on teenage kids. So I do hope this little Princess is for children and not just teens. Thanks, for the scoop, will be waiting anxiously.
12/20/2011 4:09:18 AM
Lisa S. United States
Lisa S.
WOW!!  Thanks for sharing, Amanda!  I have two daughters of my own, ages 10 & 11.  We had been on our own for 8 years after I left their abusive father, and finally a year and a half ago I married a wonderful Christian man who had lost his first wife to cancer.  Now together we have TWO 10-year-olds and TWO 11-year-olds. Blending our families has been so very tough on the kids and on us as parents.  I think it is AMAZING that Disney is doing this....even at 10 & 11, all 3 of my girls still love the idea of Disney's Princesses.....now there will be one who is much more like them!!!
12/22/2011 9:19:13 AM
Megan J. United States
Megan J.
Thats just awesome! I have aleays loved Disney and now little girls can understand that they don't have to grow up to be a princess like Cinderella!
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