Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Prince Charming School

     This morning as I was sleeping I felt a child climb into my bed.  This kid climbed under the covers next to me, snuggled up and wrapped an arm around me.  We laid in bed like that for a while with me half asleep enjoying some morning cuddles.  Then my child leaned over, kissed me, and said "wake up Mommy."

     That was when I realized it was my sweet boy in bed with me.  Like Prince Charming waking Snow White (because I'm a brunette who is pasty white and not such a beauty at 6:30 in the morning) he was being gentle and sweet.  I want him to hold onto that because it will serve him well.

     He's sandwiched between two girls with distinctly different personalities.  From them I am sure he will learn some helpful skills for his dating years.  Dude is also subjected to all kinds of girlishness and has seen more than his fair share of Disney princess movies.  I hope he is paying attention because as annoyingly anti-feminist as these movies appear to be, they have some great lessons for boys.

     Dude, if you can learn these lessons from the Disney princes and figure out how to handle your two crazy sisters I'm sure you'll turn out just fine.

14 comments:

  1. I love this post!! Sounds like you have a terrific little man on your hands :) Love the slideshow too!! Great morals to be teaching our children <3

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    1. I do have a pretty terrific little man. Thanks for the compliments.

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  2. Fabulous. As the mom of two boys, I couldn't have said it better myself!

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    1. I think I'm going to print this and tuck it away in Dude's bedroom for his teenage years.

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    1. Thank you very much! I just need to remember to pull it out when Dude is 13 and doesn't want to talk to me about girls.

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  4. Love the Brite! I have one little guy and three girls and I will be sharing this with them one day...a little later on. Great post.

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    1. Thanks for checking in. I've had this post percolating and decided it needed pictures. Making the Brite was a lot of fun.

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  5. You are SO fancy with your Brite!!!! I am jealous and need to do this.

    Sweet post. I'm a lady with the three boys- so I know nothing different. I'll be watching you closely lol. --Farrah (Momofthreeunder)

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    1. The Brites are fun to make. I've had a couple ideas that just work better with pictures so it's a really great option.
      Farrah, you're part of a very special club with your 3 under 3. My mom had the same situation with us and wears that status as a badge of honor. (I have to say, I'm especially impressed you did 3 under 2!) Welcome!

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  6. I absolutely love this post and am going to share it with my two boys!

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    1. Thanks so much! It was lots of fun to make.

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  7. that is so sweet. we taught my son to wake people like a princess (with a kiss) instead of jumping on someone sleeping so sweetly.

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    1. Oh man, I should totally teach the Ball to wake me up that way instead of stepping on my head. That would be awesome!

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