Sometimes I worry about Sofi’s consumption of values and the preoccupation of corporations in pre-conditioning our daughters. So when I’ve reached my paranoia limit, something like this happens:
Me: Sof, what do you want to be the most? Pretty? Smart or Funny?
Me: Okay! (but really I mean, great answer!)
While she plays with her Barbies:
Sofi: Look, my Barbies are getting married! (she doesn’t have a ken doll)
Me: Oh wow! Congratulations! Girls can totally marry girls!
I might be over-thinking this but then again, I don’t want her to be confused later on or worse, have unrealistic expectations for herself. At the same time I don’t want to alienate her from things that really make her happy. Besides the dinosaurs, animals, collecting rocks/sticks/bugs are still in the mix.
So Emmanuel and I didn’t think twice about watching Disney on Ice this month as we’ve gauged that it could do no harm. Besides we watched last year and Sofi was so happy she pretended to skate all the way home. This year was special because Rapunzel, Sofi’s favorite character, was going to be in it. At 2:00 am the night before she was still wiggling in bed beside me. When I asked her why she was still up she said she told me she was too excited.
We brought a long my little brother Matti, who is beginning to be like our second or something on trips like these.
In her Rapunzel outfit (We had to draw the line on wearing a wig) Front row and ready!
Michelle Obama, is that you?
Really great set piece but it frightened all the kids.
The best part was Little Mermaid’s segment…
BECAUSE THEY PICKED SOFI TO BE PART OF THE SHOW!!!
So don’t miss Disney on Ice, they have a show every year during the Christmas/New Year holidays at Smart-Araneta Coliseum. Lower Box Seartsre fine and you really get to see the special effects/tricks play out. This year we bought VIP Patron Seats and it was worth it because the actors really interact with the kids in the front row plus Sofi totally got to ride King Tritan’s Boat (so it was called, I don’t know what the algae girls are called). I don’t recommend buying merchandise and snow cones, they’re overpriced and overall useless.