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Aladdin: boys and girlsBoys and Girls: 01/08/08

With all the rain the school has been keeping the children in doors. During their usual play time, they've been watching videos. Today they watched Aladdin (1992). It's funny having my son watching a film Ian and his parents took me to (they had scored preview tickets) when we were dating in college.

Anyway, Sean seems to have inherited my love of Disney movies (although I think I've outgrown it). He likes to hang out with a clique of girls at school I call "the Disney Princesses" because they are nuts for the various Disney heroines.

Aladdin though has resurrected an old argument that Sean and the leader of the Disney Princesses have had off an on for the last 18 months. She is convinced that girls have to only like things from one list and boys from a different list. Sean doesn't fit into her view of the world and refuses to conform. Today he countered her arguments with: "But my Daddy likes princess stories too."

It's true, too. Ian probably likes the more than I do. I'm just proud that Sean has the wherewithal to stand up for what he likes.

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Comment #1: Thursday, January, 10, 2008 at 01:17:41

Michelle at Scribbit

Loved that movie--Robin Williams is too funny!"