When you have a life that entails living with a 4 yo little girl 24/7, you get LOTS of time to focus on princesses and everything that being a princess entails. We have a book called The Princess Handbook: A Glittering Guide to Discovering Your Inner Princess, and I thought that it would be fun to share some of the pearls of wisdom that it contains.
*Resist Ridicule: Remember, a prince can be an awkward, clumsy creature. Don't humiliate him if he is brave enough to approach you. Treat him with kindness and understanding, and even if the young man is a prize frog, he will remember you with gratitude.
*One Important Tip: don't judge him immediately on looks alone. A Prince Charming's charms are not always obvious, and you should be nice to all sorts of unlikely characters- you never know who might turn out to be your Prince!
*Undergarments: You need to feel like a princess from the inside out. You must know that what is underneath your gown is just as special as the rest of your outfit. Think pink, think frilly, and, of course, think clean.
*How to Enter a Room: As you enter the room, everyone will bow or curtsy deeply to you. There may be an audible gasp. Try not to seem too conscious of this- vanity is truly unbecoming.
*Sometimes there really is nothing to be done but to say a naughty word. Here are some royal curses that are considered just about acceptable for princesses:
OH BOTHER AND BLOW!
DASH IT AND DIAMONDS
CURSES AND CROWNS!
*Gaze: Look people in the eye when you speak to them. This makes you look confident, even if you don't feel like it.
*Generally avoid ankle straps- these almost always make your legs look shorter.
Good advice for all of us, don't you think? Hehe....