Here is the newest addition to Keira's dress-up basket: a colourful 'princess' dress. A while ago, she was given a dvd with all sorts of 'princess'-themed stories on it, and since then she has become completely hooked on the whole concept.
I know she's not the first girl to fall in love with the Disney-Princess idea, but I find it to be a horrifying theme myself. But I'm playing along with it in a mild way in the hope that she will eventually move along to something else.
She really wanted me to sew a pink satin, multi-layered frock complete with ribbon roses and ruffles. But I told her I'd just use fabrics I had on my shelf and so she chose this floral cotton.
And since donning the new dress, she's been practicing a dramatic and heartbreaking play about a young princess on the back door step.