No One Pee’s on Frogs.

I do not like princesses.

Sorry.

I’m not massively keen on fairies either. But I really don’t like princesses.

As a 40 year old stay at home mum living in Yorkshire I very rarely come across royalty, either real or fairytale, so to date it has not been much of an issue.

Until now.

Now my daughter is 3 and they are starting to take over.

Eeh Bah Daughter:

Mummy why don’t you like princesses?

Eeh Bah Mum:

It’s not that I don’t like them I just think there are better things in life.

Eeh Bah Daughter:

Like apples? (The other day I said that there was nothing better than eating an apple from your own garden, now everything in life has to be measured against apples)

Eeh Bah Mum:

Yes like apples. Apples are better than princesses.

Eeh Bah Daughter:

Why are there princesses on my pants?

Eeh Bah Mum:

Because a) I didn’t buy them and b) shops seem to think all 3 year old’s want princesses on everything. (They are right)

Eeh Bah Daughter:

When I am older and I am a frog I will live in a pond in the garden.

Eeh Bah Mum:

Eh? (Conversing with a 3 year old is hard work)

Eeh Bah Daughter:

When I am older I will be a princess and I will turn into a frog and live in a pond at the bottom of the garden.

Eeh Bah Mum:

I think the whole being turned into a frog thing is meant to be a bad thing that happens to  princesses, not something to look forward to.

Eeh Bah Daughter:

Being a frog is fun. When you are a princess you will be on pants and little girls will poo and wee all over you.

Eeh Bah Mum:

See I told you princesses are rubbish!

Eeh Bah Daughter:

But not frogs. Frogs aren’t rubbish are they?

Eeh Bah Mum:

No one wee’s on frogs, honey.

14 thoughts on “No One Pee’s on Frogs.

  1. We had a similar conversation recently and my response re: why I don’t like princesses was that they’re boring. Apparently that’s not a good enough reason. I suggested that they are mostly vacuous but she wasn’t entirely sure what the dyson had to do with anything. I gave up at that point.

  2. Ooh, conversations with 3 year olds are such fun aren’t they?! I don’t like princesses much either but luckily neither does my daughter. Don’t get me started on the clothes things-it’s so hard finding gender neutral clothes so .i end up buying a lot of boys clothes for her because she hates pink (but loves yellow, phew!) At least my son will have loads of hand me downs.

    • I mainly buy my daughter boys clothes but most of her stuff is hand me downs (anything with the p word on goes straight in the charity shop bag). My son wears her cast offs and therefore a lot of pink.
      ah well it will make for interesting conversation when they are older!

  3. I *love this*. I had exactly the same issues with my daughter Big. She loved princesses. fairies etc but now, thankfully, at 7, she’s gone right off them. Kinder Eggs have just colour coded their eggs blue/ pink and I was soooo proud when she chose a blue one, with cars, mummy, not princesses.

  4. Embrace the frog, you make have side stepped princesses! I had similar conversations about guns and then super heros. I’ve learnt to embrace it, I figured I can’t fight it. He is very clear how I feel about both and use them as a stepping stone to talk about more complicated stuff.

  5. Such a funny post. I bought my fraternal twins same toys until they were three – then my daughter announced she loved pink and princesses and my son wanted cars and construction trucks. What can you do?

  6. Argh, I hate this too and my daughter is only six months old! If I see another ‘Mummy’s Little Princess’ babygro I may puke. Love your daughter’s logic!

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