Tuesday, 22 March 2011

She's a Little Princess

Little Fish moved into her own bedroom when she was two and a quarter. It had been a very fabulous and elegant teenager's room, so we gave it a rather glorious makeover. Little Fish wanted fish, and she got them. A large wooden octopus with hooks on the tentacles to hang things. A mermaid, assorted whales and fish and sea horses across the walls, which were painted different shades of under the sea blue. Very lovely. The curtains somehow got left. Thick, warm, and blocking out the light, they didn't go (being a dirty orange colour), but they were useful.

A few weeks ago, we finally got around to choosing some new curtains. We hunted for something beautiful in a bluey-green sea theme, but everything was either pirates or sailing boats. Not what she had in mind. Finally, she fell in love with her ideal curtain fabric. Hugging the roll, she refused to look at anything else, considered a couple of alternatives Grannie and I held out to her, rejected the bribery of matching new duvet cover if she chose something else, and hung on fast for her choice.

Pink and purple squares with silver crowns and hearts.

We got home, and Little Fish pulled me towards her. "Mumma, I not want to be a Little Fish any more. I am a Little Princess now, please?"

So, the curtains are made and will be hung as soon as the walls are painted. The walls will be painted as soon as I can remove the octopus and sand down the mermaid residue (they're sticky beasts). We're going from under the sea to Fairy Dust. I guess it had to happen sooner or later.

In the meantime, Little Princess (Little Fish no more) has a Princess pampering party to go to. She's invited to dress up as a princess, and as far as I can make out, the party will be a spa/makeover experience for six year olds. I'm glad I don't have to stay and help!

LP not having been big into girlie outfits, princess dresses have not formed a large part of her wardrobe. Thankfully, we have friends with older girls. And so, last week, Little Princess had two bags of all things princessly to try out and decide on.

I think she had fun.

But all that princess glamour was a little too much to cope with.It's tiring work, being a princess.


Anonymous said...

Yes--they grow up and change their minds---funny how that happens.
But we wouldn't want it any other way most likely.She is adorable--Hope she had fun at her party.

pippinsmum said...

Oh bless her she is gorgeous, and growing up. What a lovely Princess she makes. The redecorating won't be too bad because it will be done with love. How is Mog BTW?

claire said...

Sometimes princesses need wings. Here is a great tutorial for making them. They make wheelchairs fly, but hard turn around.


Or is she a Tractor Princess? http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tractor-Princess-Orchard-Readalones/dp/1852136537

Lucia said...

What an adorable little princess! She is so cute in her princess costumes!

How is Mog doing so far? I hope HH is helping her.


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