Goodbye Disney Princess


She told us the other day that she’s too old for her Disney Princess bike.

Seven-year-olds are too old for princess bikes, didn’t you know? In fact, seven is waaaay too old for any kind of princess paraphernalia at all.

This is coming from the little girl, who wore a princess costume nearly every day when she was three. But, she’s not three anymore – she’s seven.

Her once loved pale pink cruiser, with Rapunzel and Cinderella adorning the sides and various princesses in the spokes, now fills her world with misery. Don’t even get her started on the pink streamers on the handlebars. Just don’t. As for her Dora helmet, she can’t even stand to be seen in public wearing it.

I can’t say I’m overly sorry to see the princesses go, but Dave and I couldn’t help feel a little emotional over the weekend when she put her foot down about the princess bike situation. Dave was totally more emotional than me, by the way. He mentioned something about having dust in his eyes.

Isn’t it funny how you can go about life at a hectic pace, but when you stop to take a breath and look at your children, really look at them, you’re surprised at how much they have grown and in so many ways? Miss Seven is not only growing out of nearly every item of clothing she owns, but she is blossoming into her own person more than ever.

So, now that we’ve kicked princesses to the curb, what are seven-year-olds into? Well this one has her heart set on a rainbow bike from Kmart for Christmas– and a helmet for big girls, of course. She also wants her own desk and stationery because she’s sick of storing under her bed all of the journaling and list-making she does, and all of the short stories she writes.

She asked us to clean out her bookcase on the weekend. The Singing Mermaid, Twinkle and Room on the Broom – all of our favourites – were moved into her little sister’s room to make way for Billie B Brown, Ella and Olivia and Rainbow Magic. There’s only room for big girl chapter books in this kid’s room now.

Oh, and seven-year-olds, (well, this one anyway) still believe in Santa and the tooth fairy … for now. Something tells me it’s just a matter of time before the truth comes out.

While it’s hard to let go of the things that hold so many memories, I’m pretty darn excited about the next chapter filled with rainbow bikes, chapter books, desks and stationery.

What are your kids into at the moment? What did your kid once love, but are totally too cool for now? What’s on your or your kid’s Christmas wish list?

Linking up today with Kylie for IBOT.

21 comments on Goodbye Disney Princess

  1. Amy @ HandbagMafia
    November 7, 2017 at 6:40 am (2 weeks ago)

    Naw, she’s growing up! Bittersweet, isn’t it?

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  2. Ingrid
    November 7, 2017 at 6:57 am (2 weeks ago)

    My son believed in Santa until he was in Year 3. I think I was more devastated than him when he discover the truth!

    Last night I went to the launch of The Crown on DVD where I had so much fun dressing up for a photo op as the Queen with a crown, cape, septre and a real life corgi! In my opinion you never get too old for a good dress up – lol!

    Ingrid
    http://www.fabulousandfunlife.blogspot.com.au

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      November 7, 2017 at 10:19 pm (2 weeks ago)

      Oh my Gosh!! That sounds so fun!! I’ll have to check out your instagram account and take a look at the pics. What a great event to be invited to.

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  3. Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid
    November 7, 2017 at 6:58 am (2 weeks ago)

    It’s like you blink and you miss it! I’ve noticed subtle changes with our god daughter, every time we see her (about once a month) she seems that little bit more grown up both in size and stature, and her discerning likes. I don’t think the little sister will be lamenting your big girl’s new phase, look at all the princess paraphenalia she’s about to inherit!

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      November 7, 2017 at 10:20 pm (2 weeks ago)

      Haha yep, she loved the hand me downs!

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  4. Nicole @ The Builder's Wife
    November 7, 2017 at 7:27 am (2 weeks ago)

    They grow so fast! I still struggle with having a daughter old enough to be living happily in another country. Seems like only yesterday she was your darlings age.

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      November 7, 2017 at 10:20 pm (2 weeks ago)

      I can imagine, Nicole!! I’m beginning to understand how my parents felt when I moved away.

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  5. Jody at Six Little Hearts
    November 7, 2017 at 8:15 am (2 weeks ago)

    This is such a sad turn of events when these landmark moments hit your kids. I remember this happening with many of my kids – girl and boys. Very sad when it does.
    It hits girls years before boys too. Boys stay boys for years.
    All the best getting through these big, momentous changes. X

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      November 7, 2017 at 10:21 pm (2 weeks ago)

      Thank you, Jody x

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  6. Vanessa
    November 7, 2017 at 8:53 am (2 weeks ago)

    Pretty cool that she wants a desk to write at though!

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      November 7, 2017 at 10:21 pm (2 weeks ago)

      Yes, seriously. How cool is that?!

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  7. Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit
    November 7, 2017 at 8:55 am (2 weeks ago)

    Awww. Disney Princess will make a comeback when she’s in her teens for sure. My daughter watches as much (if not more) Disney now in her teens and late teens than she did in her tween years. It was all Disney when she was little, then it disappeared for a bit, then came back when she was around 13 and just gets stronger and stronger. We have a Disney soundtrack in the car for her!!! She’s 18 🙂

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      November 7, 2017 at 10:22 pm (2 weeks ago)

      Haha! Oh my goodness! Yes, I remember getting back into princesses when the Little Mermaid came out years ago 🙂

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  8. Denyse
    November 7, 2017 at 3:21 pm (2 weeks ago)

    Well thank goodness for still believing in Santa I say. It can be hard on the parents when their “babies” grow up I know but she will embrace something else…and more over the years. I find it hard(er) now to relate to what our middle grandkids are up to (they are now 10 and 8) because we cared for them most weeks from baby hood till school and we are “still nostalgic for then”. Sigh. Denyse x

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      November 7, 2017 at 10:23 pm (2 weeks ago)

      I can imagine, Denyse. It’s bittersweet x

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  9. Emily Toxward
    November 7, 2017 at 3:41 pm (2 weeks ago)

    Yes it was about 7 my daughter ditched princesses! This meant I never got SMASHED with Frozen stuff, dodged a bullet there! xx

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      November 7, 2017 at 10:24 pm (2 weeks ago)

      Oh Em! You seriously dodged a bullet. I’m not looking forward to the sequel. Argh!! x

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  10. Kathy Kruger
    November 7, 2017 at 4:52 pm (2 weeks ago)

    Awww. So sentimental and sad for you. When our Miss 7 just turned 8 she went to Disneyland. And suddenly Princesses were OK again! Personally I love Disney and the princesses too. As in still do. X

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      November 7, 2017 at 10:25 pm (2 weeks ago)

      Oh wow!! Yes, I’m sure if we went to Disneyland they would become popular again too. Thanks for visiting. Lovely to see you back here x

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  11. Erika @ Ever-changing Life of a Mum
    November 8, 2017 at 9:18 am (2 weeks ago)

    Oh they grow up so fast and it can be sad when they start to leave behind some of the things they once loved, but at the same time very exciting for the next chapter that lies ahead. For me, I still can’t believe that my eldest starts high school next year!

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