And I’m writing this in full conscience as I am, as some of you already know, a well-accomplished mother of four. I usually make our basics supplies (home-wear for the kiddies rooms) from Ikea. It’s just convenient – for their age and their momentary needs. What they lack in customization, we make up by doing it ourselves. But there are things that not even mommy’s magic hands or daddy’s magic tools can’t accomplish. And then we look for inspiration further than our local Ikea.
How about these amazing Princess and Astronaut bedding sets? Amazing much? I thought they’re really wonderful so I decided to share the beauty with you! Only a photo print, of course, but look at the details and just imagine your kids’ dreams when they’d be tucked in like this!
She’ll be bestowing her fairy charms with every twinkle, he’ll be sleeping under the stars each night, he’ll be dreaming about galaxies far, far away with each moonrise! These really make an enchanting find!
This is nifty but I am not impressed that the little girl’s sheets makes her a princess (which is a fairytale) and the little boy’s sheets means he can be an astronaut (which implies being smart, and working hard). That is really se*ist jank. :(
Yes some little girls like to play at being a princess but why is that her only option and choice in being female?
I hear you. I feel you. I’m with you on that one. But if you think Princesses don’t get to work hard at becoming, I beg to differ. I actually value a girl/woman who is nice, kind, loving like a ‘Princess’ and strong like an astronaut on the inside. I totally embrace and encourage a girl’s wanting to go beyond the usual cliches and tiresome educational ancient patterns. But I won’t lie and say I wouldn’t like my girl to behave and have a warm heart instead of seeing her walk like a boy and get her brothers out for a rough brawl. My dream? having our girl look, feel, talk and walk like a Princess and think, act rationally, objectively, like a smart girl, not like a smart man. And yes, I’m subjective on that bedding matter as I’m influenced by what my own girl would dream to be and how she shapes her room, her life already.
I would say that the idea of a Princess is what is Disney-fied. When do they work hard at becoming when it comes to fairy tales? Snow White runs and hides in the woods and has to be taken care of by 7 men and waits to be awaken by her Prince. Cinderella has to wait until she is recognized by the man who claims she is the love of his life and by what, her shoe and if it fits… he tries it on EVERY WOMAN in the kingdom since he really did not ‘see’ her. Sleeping Beauty is helpless and has to wait for her Prince to fight the evil fairy and then kiss her awake. All of this is just passivity. Now granted there has been the trend of tying to revamp these fairytales and make the females stronger, more proactive role models, but for the most part though they are just waiting around for things to happen to them or they do things because they like the prince, they are rarely the catalyst. The most proactive princess to date has been Merida from The Brave which is a modern fairytale, but these sheets do not reflect that image.
A princess still has just sideline fluffy connotations Kpriss. Why not a Queen then? Why always the princess who most often than not is the one rescued and waiting for her prince to come as Snow White sang?
I have three brothers, I played with them, played toy cars, lego, and superheros with them, but I also knew and understood that I was a girl and I did like fashion and Barbies too.
These bedspread just add to stereotypes and that is not really a positive thing. And there is nothing wrong with a little girl who ‘walks like a boy’… by the way just what does that mean anyway?
P.S. One can be a Tomboy and still have a kind heart too. ;)
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