It was by accident one morning recently Rachel told me, "I'm a smart princess". I liked that! She is a smart girl. I loved that she knew that of her. Now she says "I am a Smart Princess". "I am a pretty Princess". So we are adding more fun stuff! I'm teaching her to say, "I'm a tough princess". I don't mind her being a princess but I want her by the time she is a tween to know that she isn't the type of girl who is not waisting time in a bell tower for a prince to kiss her. I realize that it will take time but I'm happy already that she is seeing the pride in being smart.
Hopefully by the time she is an adult and she looks at herself in the mirror she will see a smart, good, tough, educated, beautiful princess who doesn't need a man to be happy (but wouldn't mind a good one if one worthwhile comes by)!