Now that the election is over, we can get down to other important business, like the extension of Halloween. For Sophia, one day of Halloween just wasn't enough; I think she's planning on keeping the festivities going until her costume falls apart. Seriously, she wears her "beautiful princess dress" and crown every single night.
I'm all about imaginary play. I've even been known to encourage the princess dress wearing on a few occasions prior to Halloween (see above photo). But I'm afraid this princess thing may be on the verge of spiraling out of control. Last night, Sophia needed to wear tights and a pink shirt to bed so she could be a princess ballerina while she slept. This morning she wore the same tights to daycare and her favorite non-costume dress so she could be a beautiful princess at school.
Every evening when we walk in the front door she takes off her jacket, helps hang it up and runs to get her princess costume and tiara (see photo below). When she is settled in her costume, she twirls around saying, "I a beautiful princess!"
Yes, she is indeed a beautiful princess, but how long do I let her go with this? Is there a point when I need to be worried? Or maybe I need to start redirecting her attention to other non-princess things? It's just that she LOVES princesses and I love that she thinks she's beautiful.
This is just a phase, right? It will pass.