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Yo Walt Disney! STOP pushing marriage on my toddler!!
As a father of a precious little girl, I do have fears when it comes to my daughter growing up too quickly. I’m already preparing myself mentally for all of these female stages that come along, that I know pretty much nothing about. Like bras and tampons and stuff like that! I don’t have a sister, and I’ve grown up in a bit of a man’s world, so this world is already a bit daunting to me.
So, when my daughter picks out her reading books before bedtime, and I’m reading my 4 year old text about kissing and finding true love, I have a tough time not showing that deer-in-the-headlights look.
Am I missing the plot of these stories? Let’s take a closer look!
Snow White– She eats a poisonous apple, and of course the only thing that can save her is a kiss from a prince. He kisses her, saves her and they instantly get married. No dating or meeting the parents?!
Cinderella- This is a girl who cleans all day and dreams about getting married. She meets a prince and falls in love instantly, just after a few dances… (Actually I know a similar story…) She goes on to get married, obviously! Because there were clearly no other options!! Like dating or just casual sex!! It’s always marriage!!
The Little Mermaid– This Ariel sees some hot guy with legs and automatically decides to abandon her family and tail to chase after this guy. They get married and everything works out perfectly!
And the list goes on and on!
What do you think of Walt Disney’s marriage pushing ways? Do you have similar concerns? I’m not losing sleep over it, but I am starting to bury these Disney books at the back of her shelf…
Hope you all have a great week!
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