Call my Daughter a Princess, It’s OK.

When I found out I was having a little girl after having 4 boys, I was ecstatic.

A girl.
Lots of pink.
Lots of frills and bows and tutus.
Tiaras and castles and dolls and tea parties.

I kept telling people, “Our Princess is coming!”

To me, this baby-girl-to-be was our princess. We had waited a long time for this little one and truly in our minds, the princess was being born.

It always baffled me when people would say to me, “Just make sure you don’t label her a princess.” I know that it’s important to raise a little girl to know that she can and do anything she wants in the world, so this statement always made me scratch my head. OF COURSE she wouldn’t be an actual princess (OK, unless she marries Prince George someday). She would be the only McClelland girl among the crew of boys, in my mind – the princess among my little princes.

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Princess would throw people off when I would call her that, but the funny thing is, when I would put her in a Superwoman cape… people would love it.

Can’t you be both?

Victoria is being raised to be strong and determined. She already has a funny sense of humor and wit. She’s as comfortable with a princess doll as she is with a NERF gun. She’s as comfortable with her tiara and purse as she is with her Star Wars costumes. She’s as comfortable in my makeup drawer as she is in her brothers’ baseball card drawer (both places she knows she’s not supposed to be!).

She is – to me – the ultimate little princess.

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Disney has recently come out with a Princess campaign called, DREAM BIG, PRINCESS that truly makes me tear up every single time I see it. The basis? For every girl who dreams big, there’s a princess to show her it’s possible.

I adore this.

Victoria has watched this video on loop on YouTube. She loves it. I love how they’ve brought in the different princesses and showed girls doing what they love and going after their dreams. To me, this is priceless.

So… to my Victoria. My only daughter. My princess. Dream big, (very big) my princess.

About Audrey

Audrey McClelland has been a digital influencer since 2005. She’s a mom of 5 and shares tips on her three favorite things: parenting, fashion and beauty. She’s also a Contemporary Romance Author.

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  1. 4.15.16
    Nadia said:

    It’s a lovely idea. I do like the shift that the new Disney Princesses are taking. We just need more. And perhaps some Prince stories for our boys? Is that too much to ask? And maybe some prince dolls. I’d like my little boy to know that he doesn’t have to be ripped or have magical powers in order to be awesome!

  2. 4.22.16
    Heather said:

    All I can say is I’m so happy I found your site on accident. Scrolling through my Pinterest and noticed your tips on traveling with a large family and now this. I have four girls and one son. He’s the youngest and coddled by his “five mothers.” Ironically my first pregnancy I was convinced I was having a boy, so much that I bought a prince baby cap. It was huge when my prince finally arrived! He is hugely into everything boy but takes time to play barbies with his sisters. 🙂
    Anyhow, I think a girl should be treated like a princess. It raises the bar for all the people she encounters. And really true princesses are kind and look out for the best of all. Isn’t that how we want our ladies to act?

  3. 4.22.16
    admin said:

    Thank you so much Heather!!! I’m so glad you found my site!!!
    I love that you have the opposite! It’s so much fun having a large family, right!!??
    Five mother club!! XOXO

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