Goodbye, Little Princess

  1. Melissa says:

    This made me choke up a little bit…

  2. Rae Ann says:

    I have very teary eyed and she is not even my kid!!

  3. NancyB says:

    Beautifully put. It made me think of my 3 nieces now all in their 20s and were just like Punky when they were young.

  4. socalledsupermom says:

    I know how you feel! Grace did the same thing — she did chose 2 special princess dresses to keep — they have special hangers in her closet and never move. But she wanted to keep those two for herself. The rest went to her old day care so the little girls would have some fun dressup clothes. I cried. Its like the first sign of them growing up! 🙂

    • suburbanturmoil says:

      I’m glad I’m not alone! For some reason, giving away the princess dresses hit me hard.

      • Cynthia Anne Womack says:

        Now,she can explore other facets of her soul and her imagination. Y’all can keep a few mementos for nostalgia and handing down to descendants and comfort yourselves that grown girls can do cosplay at cons and Renaissance Faires,Live action Roleplays,historical re-enactments and holiday events. Whether she reveals her power in a school uniform,jeans and tees,power suits,camo garb,riding habits,rockabilly regalia, dresses by Wirth or Chanel or ball gowns,her kindness and wisdom will guarantee her beauty.

  5. Cathy Drake says:

    What a sweet, kind-hearted child you have! I’m proud of her and I don’t even know her lol.

  6. cathyburke says:

    This gave me goosebumps “She is thoughtful and kind, generous and compassionate, gracious and loving and always, always thinking of those who are less fortunate than she is.” I LOVE that! She is truly a noble soul. (Not like the kind of princess I consider myself to be, where I want people to bow to my every whim!). The end of an era for sure. The lessons she has learned will always be with her as she sets an example of grace for others. The dresses are gone but her crown remains in place.

  7. This is bringing back Toy Story 3 memories. Tissues?

  8. K says:

    So sweet!

  9. Keya says:

    I am in tears. i remember your posts with her wearing her dresses, its reminding me of how fast time flies by. Her little dresses will one day turn into gowns and she will be a queen. Oh and yesterday I found out that after almost 4 years of raising a Prince, we will be having a Princess of our own 🙂 Time for me to start collecting dresses!

  10. Guest says:

    Yeah…you made me cry. Both of my girls are a couple of years ahead of Punky and I can Sooooo relate to your feelings.

  11. greeblemonkey says:

    We never had the princess dresses with Dex, but I know exactly what you mean.

  12. Jessica says:

    I remember, not so fondly the moment my now 13 year old turned in her princess dresses . It wasn’t for super cool jeans or a special toy…it was that ripe old age of 7 when she decided that wearing them just wasn’t her thing anymore (insert sobbing mom here) she’s since given all of her barbies AND dolls to her little sister…all except one. Her very first American Girl doll still sits, as pretty as a picture in her closet on the top shelf. ..untouched by little sisters, or her “maturity” and I hope it stays there for many years to come because it’s a constant reminder to both my daughter and I that those years of dolls and dress up really weren’t all that long ago.

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