Brainwash early, brainwash often.
I have no experience with brainwashing people, but this seems like it’s a good way to go about it with kids.
Give them toys to condition them into believing that a wedding should be a “fairytale” just like Cinderella. Bridezillas apparently aren’t born. They’re raised. On stuff like this.
I had to do a double take when I walked past the Disney Store, then got angry when I saw this. Seriously? I never really played “princess” as a kid. Popstar, model or ballerina was more my thing. But I think it’s ok for kids to play with princess stuff. I get that kids like to wear pretty clothes and jewellery and live in a fancy castle, and that’s totally cool. They’re kids, they should dream and play. But to make them think that they have to have a sparkly wedding to feel special? Why would anyone encourage this. People can feel special with all the other milestones in their life, and if they don’t get married, that’s ok too. What are kids supposed to think when they grow up on stuff like this? Will they really understand the meaning of weddings and marriage or just dream about a dress?
It gets worse! Check out the tag that confirms I wasn’t dreaming and this is in fact a “wedding dress.”
“Once upon a wedding.” Come on. Linking the classic fairytale opening “once upon a time,” is probably confusing kids to think they are one and the same.
If that wasn’t enough, there’s the accompanying Cinderella doll that was on the shelf next to the costume. You know, when you need to be programmed into believing something but your wedding dress is at the cleaners.
Are we breeding bridezillas here or am I overanalyzing this? Would you buy this for your kid?