Last week’s blog post brought on a flurry of conversation in the comment section about choosing appropriate reading and audio visual material for the very young reader. I spent the week reading and chatting and visiting other blogs and links dealing with this topic. When I reviewed all of the comments under my original post last night, I noticed something. No one really said anything about how girls and young women are affected by the advertising that makes them long for that prince to come along and
1. sweep her off her feet
2.present her with the most enviable and lustrous of diamonds and
3.share in that one perfect day with her. The Wedding Day.
I wondered if my question somehow got lost amidst the opinions and ideas about children’s literature. But those girls in their long white dresses up on that stage singing “Someday My Prince Will Come” right in the middle of my post were hard to miss. So, I’m opening it up again to any views or comments on this somehow misplaced topic and I wait with an open mind for thoughts from the older generation, the boomers, the millennials, anyone out there who has had or longs to have some type of “Wedding Experience” to tell me about it. Men, you are welcome in on this conversation, be you princes, ogres or just plain ole beloved boyfriends or hubbies. All perspectives are valued.