Hello folks, my dd is 3. This morning my mum was telling her an elaborate version of Cinderella with lovely descriptions of the ball gown, shoes, palace and prince. She was enraptured. I kept my mouth shut without comment, but that's because these stories of girl needing to be saved by a prince because she can't hold her own annoys me. Does anyone here share my aversion to these stories of helpless girl being rescued by handsome princes especially when they are being related to your little girls?? I steer clear of anything to do with princesses and barbie dolls. However it is slowly creeping into my house, thanks to gifts from well-meaning persons. What do I do other than accept this gracefully?!?!