Friday, June 18, 2010

The Disney Princess influence

Molly's latest obsession (at least dvd-wise) has been with the Disney Princesses. The first one she wanted to see over and over (and over) again was Belle in Beauty and the Beast. She LOVES the music in that one and will hum it for days after a viewing. Then she started to go old school and got caught up with Cinderella (1950), Sleeping Beauty (1959), and lately Snow White (1937). The girl loves the music.

However, I think she also likes the drama.

Over the past few weeks Molly has shown me what I thought was a glimpse into her teenage years. If I tell her it's nap time or bed time and she doesn't agree she will fling herself onto the nearest piece of furniture (or the floor) and fake sob. It's quite dramatic. I thought it was amusing, but didn't think much more about it until my mother pointed out that Snow White does the exact same thing and she's probably mimicking the movies. I'm not sure... is that better? Or worse?

Another ADORABLE thing she has picked up is to run up to you, twirl around, and then say, "Do you like it?" I believe this is from Cinderella when she shows off her mother's dress. It's adorable. We tried to get it on video, but you know how that goes... the minute the camera is out she has no interest in doing anything you request. Still, we'll keep trying.

ETA - Another Disney Princess influenced moment was when Molly first started quoting the movies. Well, in Beauty and the Beast there is a scene where Belle's father is being verbally attacked and she exclaims, "My father's not crazy, he's a genius." Let's just say Molly busted out with that gem at a few random moments and it was freakin' priceless!

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