(this post-a-day-thing is harder than I thought. Every-other-day-a-post is more like me I think)
So, I love Sesame Street! I loved it when I was Emma’s age, and I love it now as a mama, watching it through the eye of my 5 year old. Here’s our latest favorite YouTube clip of S St.:
On so many levels, this is GREAT. One, because Sonia Sotomayor is just an awesome role model. Two, because we have 4 more years of a President who’ll hopefully appoint more Justices like her. And Three, because this clip goes after the princess ideal that is endemic to being a girl in our culture today.
Don’t get me wrong, I have finally accepted that my little girl eschews her mama’s choice of footwear in favor of shoes like these:
Yes, I bought my 5 year old HEELS. To say she’s ecstatic would be an understatement.
But I’m no longer rebelling against my daughter’s choices — whether it’s buying uncomfortable shoes at a young age, or her insistence on wearing a dress outside when it’s -20. The fact is that she is who she is, and even though her drawings may be of princesses getting married (which, yes, kills her mama just a bit to have to hang on the fridge), I also know this little girl is smart and funny and loves to read.
That, and I keep telling myself that this whole princess schtick stage will pass. Videos like the above also help add to my hopes!
p.s. Here’s a bonus Sesame Street video that never gets old for Emma and I: Celebrity Lullabies with Ricky Gervais