Weekending: The Princess and Popcorn

Sometimes you just have to take the plunge and embrace the challenge; that is exactly what we did this weekend when we tackled the girls on our own for the first time. It was challenging but quite manageable with a little big of creativity and planning. We even managed errands, park dates, a run to the mall and lots of play at home. But I think a post about how two adults, one of whom has a PhD, managed to take care of a toddler and an infant is rather boring. Lots of people have done this before us.

Sophia is turning three in October and we have finally embraced cartoons, Disney Princesses and fairytales. So far, Sophia has only seen Cinderella and on Saturday we showed her The Little Mermaid. I shouldn’t admit to this, but I have myself never seen the Little Mermaid or Cinderella (until I saw them both with Sophia). They didn’t show Disney cartoons in the USSR and I am not sure why I never saw it when I first came here… In any event, we made a movie afternoon out of the experience complete with home-made popcorn (not from a packet, either) and had the best time. Sophia loved the cartoon so much so that she asked to put on her princess skirt and necklaces and has been sporting both ever since.

I am not a fan of the princess stage per se; All the tiaras and pretend dress-up usually make me cringe, but there was something very darling about Sophia watching the cartoon, her emotions clearly on display.



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