Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Cinderella story needs revamping

At the AdelphiImage via Wikipedia

After being told the story of Cinderella, Miss Lou asked me "Why did she have to marry that man?"
I must admit I am uncomfortable in retelling these papy stories which dis empower women... but if three year old can see its wrong.. maybe its time to rewrite them.

I answered, "Well, She was in love."

Miss Lou looks up at me with her big blue eyes "But she only met him the night before."

ummmmmm... time to rewrite the stories definitely.
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Saturday, March 7, 2009

Dancing Queen

Our Miss Lilly has taken to dancing like nothing else I have seen. She twirls and dances all day. Today she sat for an hour and watched an SBS special on world Ballet leads ( lots of interviews with the leads - but also examples of thier work)- I am not kidding.

part of her conversation with me about it included:

Boys are boring dancers. All they get to do is stand there and help the princesses ( the leads) twirl around.


Sunday, March 1, 2009

Why Dance?

Why do you like Dancing Miss Lilly?

I am doing it because you get to wear lipstick ( thats true) and wear beautiful beautiful dresses and look like a princess.

with reasons like that - what other motivation do you need?