Rich thinks she should have "girl stuff" in her room. I reminded him that I am a girl and that I am a comic book geek. We got into a slight discussion of how I'd rather she have role models that stand for something rather than get by on their looks like Disney Princesses. I mean honestly. Not right now anyway. If she gets to a point later where she really wants princesses in her room she is more than welcome to have them. But for now the nursery decor is more for us to look at than her, so dammit, it's super heroes.
What's the big deal anyway? I bought 2 Batman the Animated Series production cels when I was working at the Warner Brothers Store in my early 20s. I worked there specifically for the DC Comics stuff they had. Is it so freaking strange that a chick is interested in comic books etc? I just don't get it.
Look at that pic again and then check this out. Which would you rather see in a kid's room?
This pic is titled "Disney Princess Wedding Gowns." I swear to God. I'm sorry, but I never wore a wedding gown in my life. I know it's great for some people, but it just wasn't for me. When I was a kid one of my best friends used to buy the wedding gown magazines and circle the ones she would want. I'm talking 12 years old here folks. She never aspired to be anything else but to have a wedding. Granted, right now my job is wife and mother, but dammit I LIVED for years before settling down for that. I'm not sure I want Livvie thinking being married (actually no, not even being married, simply having a wedding) is really what it's all about.
So yeah though, if she does fall in love with the Princesses and Barbies we'll cross that bridge when we get to it. But for right now she's being watched over by the eyes of truly amazing characters. And Rich will just have to deal with it.