Glass Slippers Give Me Blisters

Peter says ya’ll need back story … yesterday I was holding A in all of her Thomas the Tank Engine wonder (shirt and size 4T underwear over the pull-up) when the neighbor girl/babysitter said, “Who is your favorite princess?” She might have fallen over dead from the strength of my stare if she wasn’t oblivious. Fortunately, A didn’t hear the question.

It’s not that she doesn’t know the word princess. Or that she doesn’t like girly, princessy stuff. It’s just that she doesn’t really know what it means. For example, she was putting on new pajamas a few weeks back and as she smoothed them over her tummy she said, “My princess pjs!” Luckily her brother didn’t hear her since he was wearing the same ones and they had Lightening McQueen all over them. To her, being a princess is having a barrette in your hair and looking nice. Fair enough. We can all live with that princess definition.

So tonight as I was telling Peter about yesterday’s killing of the babysitter with the death stare I had to google Disney Princesses to figure out what our choices really are. Ariel seems like an obvious choice. But then I thought it would be so much funnier to google “I hate disney princesses.” That list is so much better.

This caught my eye. And it was awesome.

But then at the end was a link to find out which Disney Princess I am. And, as anyone who has read this blog for more than a week knows, I like a good survey.

You are Cinderella. You are hard-working and never complain, however, your trust is sometimes misplaced and people sometimes take advantage of you. Still, you are beautiful inside and out, and one day you will realize it and find true love. You can take the survey here.

In the word of my new addiction, Grace (I saw a mention of Buffy – how can you not love a girl that blogs about Buffy AND princesses and is watching FireFly? I mean really.) GAH.

Also, I must not have read the questions right. That bit about “and never complain”, heh. Is there a Disney Princess that is sarcastic to her core?

4 smart people left their mark:

  1. CathyC, 22. April 2008, 4:59

    Thank you!!! I thought I was the only one!!!! My daughter who is 2 has NO idea who the Disney Princesses are because I can’t stand them!!! BTW, I’m Jasmine. I actually prefer Barbie because at least she can decide to be whatever–doctor, mom, lawyer, and I’m pretty sure she buys her own sports cars with her OWN money ;)

     
  2. Morgan, 22. April 2008, 8:27

    My Result:

    You are Pocahontas. You defy convention and sometimes do what is considered taboo. Unfortunately, others do not always appreciate your differences, so it’s good that you are so strong-willed. You are loyal and you believe in fate. Your true love will find you one day.

    I found that most the questions didn’t have an answer I liked, so that is a result of “least inaccurate” choices. And for the record, I don’t think that article gives Belle a fair shake. She is the only intellectual of all the “princesses”, and she does her own thing and doesn’t worry about what society thinks of her. She’s awesome. She sacrifices herself to save her father, I don’t see that as a bad thing. She also is able to see through the grumpy exterior of her captor and pull out the truth. Also, Alice should be on there. She doesn’t have many redeeming qualities, but I identify with her.

     
  3. alala, 22. April 2008, 11:28

    Yes, there is a sarcastic Disney heroine – I guess in Disney-terms the fact that she’s female makes her a “princess” (eck, beh, barf) – Megara, from Hercules. I hate the whole Disney storyline (no matter who a woman is, she only exists to be rescued by some dude), but in that context, she’s the one I despise the least.

    I wandered over from Woulda Coulda Shoulda, by the way. Hi.

     
  4. Scylla, 30. April 2008, 18:16

    Thought I’d try the html… but in case it doesn’t work, I am Pocahontas. Which in and of itself is odd as I find the movie condescending and ridiculous.

    Which Disney Princess Are You? You are Pocahontas. You defy convention and sometimes do what is considered taboo. Unfortunately, others do not always appreciate your differences, so it’s good that you are so strong-willed. You are loyal and you believe in fate. Your true love will find you one day.Find Your Character @ BrainFall.com

    You are Pocahontas. You defy convention and sometimes do what is considered taboo. Unfortunately, others do not always appreciate your differences, so it’s good that you are so strong-willed. You are loyal and you believe in fate. Your true love will find you one day.