Friday, December 5, 2008

Princess Bowling

Perhaps you can tell already from the title that this post will be a classic illustration on the differences between boys and girls.

This morning my girlfriend had me watch her daughter Lilly while she took care of some things. Lilly arrived with a pink backpack full of pink things. One by one, as #s 5-7 watched in fascinated silence, she reached into the backpack of pinkness and pulled out princesses. We don't have princesses here, heck, we don't have a grasp on female pronouns here, so this was heady stuff. Each princess was introduced by name, some with many names, Briar Rose, Sleeping Beauty, Aurora, others with a song, "Ah ah ah, ah ah ah," the boys and I dutifully repeated each name and sang along to a song or two.

Later in the day after much hair flipping, and adorable drama (adorable because I don't get a steady diet I'm sure), Lily had left her princesses on the bar where I was making cookies, and was playing happily with #7 in another room. #s 5 and 6 were snitching chocolate chips and trying to figure out the mysteries of princesses.

#5: So this is uh...Singing Beauty.

#6: No, that is S-l-e-e-p-i-n-g Beauty, or Aboura.

Boy Mom: Sleeping Beauty, Aurora, or Briar Rose.

#5: Why does she have so many names?

Boy Mom: Um, well, because...maybe we'll watch the movie some time.

#6: Watch a movie about princesses?

Boy Mom: It has a dragon and a prince with a sword in it.

#5: All right! Can we watch it right now?

#6: This princess is Urielle.

#5: Urielle, that's a weird name.

#5: ( knocking a cup over into the row of princesses which topple like dominoes) Wow, three of them fell.

#6: Yeah, that's so cool, let's see how many I can knock down.

Poor princesses it was a great game of Princess Bowling though.

I even helped them set up the princess like bowling pins.

"If you can't beat em, Princess Bowl with em," we Boy Moms find ourselves saying.


Mrs Lemon said...

ha ha! was he confusing Ursula and Ariel?

Here is the buckeye recipe I used. I found that when I measured out the full 3 3/4 cups of powdered sugar that I needed to add another large tablespoon of peanut butter to get the right consistency.

Mummy McTavish said...

On wednesdays we look after a girl cousin. Those girls are scary things, between babies and ponies and hair ties and ribbons the boys are trashed by the end of the day. Check out this old post I did about Lion's response to all things girly...

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