This totally made my day last night. All the adults were gone, so adjie1026
and I were watching my eight-year-old and four-year-old cousins (eight-year-old's a boy, four-year-old's a girl). We decided to go online and look for some coloring book pages so the kids could color. We found a website pretty quick and we let the four-year-old pick out the first picture.
I asked her: "What do you want to color?"
She said: "A princess."
I found a whole host of princess categories: Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast. I then asked her which one she would like to color.
Her answer (I kid you not): "Princess Leia."
As much as I love the sparkly Disney Princesses and the like, nothing made me grin as big as an adorable four-year-old little girl wanting to color a princess that hangs around scruffy-looking nerf herders and packs a blaster. My cousin still loves Belle, Ariel, etc. and Barbies and other girly little things, but it's cool that she loves Star Wars too.
There is actually a reason why she loves Princess Leia. Once, she asked her dad to tell her a story about a princess. The problem was her dad doesn't know very many stories about princesses. The only princess he knew was Princess Leia, so that's who he told her about and that's been her favorite ever since.
(and yes, we found a picture of Princess Leia for her to color. It's hanging up on our art wall downstairs).