Netflix: Sofia the First Heather Hopson August 30, 2015 Raising a Toddler, Toddler 1 Comment Disclosure: Diary of a First Time Mom is proud to be a member of the Netflix Stream Team! Each month, we’ll share our stories about the shows we’re watching and how we’re making memories. Dear Diary, When I was pregnant, I knew I was having a boy. People would agree, commenting on the way I carried my baby. I wanted a boy. I convinced myself of it. Mostly, because I had two nephews, and my sister claimed they were much easier to raise than little girls. She didn’t have to wake up extra early to braid and curl hair. She didn’t have to find matching ribbons and bows for frilly dresses. So I desired the same. Then the doctor announced the gender of the little person growing inside me. For a moment, I was shocked. Then, I was elated! Because after all, girls rule, and boys drool! One of the best things about raising a little girl is playing pretend. We dress up in fancy clothes, put on high heels and apply makeup that we wouldn’t dare wear outside our kingdom. We get ideas for imaginary adventures from our favorite Disney characters and pretty princesses. We can watch Sofia the First on Netflix day or night. Sometimes, we attach an activity to the episodes, and… Watch With a Friend Invite friends over to watch a mini-marathon. At first, I didn’t think little boys would want to take party in a princess party. Surprisingly, in the ever becoming gender neutral world, the boys grabbed the crowns and waved the wands. Make a Royal Recipe My sister has a baking business and whipped up a Sofia the First cupcake cake and Caitlynn castle cupcakes. Caitlynn insisted that my sister put flags at the top of the ice cream cone castles. Play a Game Stage a royal race with stick horses. If you don’t have the toy, you can create one with a broomstick. The episodes even inspired us to plan a princess themed birthday party. Hey DFTM family—What other prince/princess themed activities can you come up with? One Response Rachee September 20, 2015 I love your activities! How about collecting boxes and building a castle? Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.