Good Morning Friends!
Today we are kicking things off with the “Diving into Disney” workshop. Each day we will be examining a Disney character and discussing why they are a great role model for Littles. Along with this discussion we will be doing a Little Space activity and looking at a “Disney Bounding” outfit. Disney Bounding, for those new to the term, is when you take normal street wear and pair pieces together to look like a Disney character. This fashion movement was born after Disney created a park rule that prohibited people from wearing costumes into the park. They didn’t want people getting mixed up with the actual park staff who were in costume. Are you ready to dive into today’s character? Then, let’s jump in!
Perseverance: continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure, or opposition.
Cinderella is an iconic Disney princess most well known for her glass slipper and fairy godmother. And while Cinderella does get Prince Charming in the end, it is her perseverance that places her in this workshop. From the moment that her mother dies, Cinderella is faced with great hardship. Her father (a traveling merchant), remarries a woman desperate for fame and attention. The evil stepmother brings in her two daughters, who quickly take to bossing Cinderella around. Throughout the movie Cinderella faces bullying, name calling, being overworked, and having her dreams squashed time and again.
And yet, she has hope.
It would be easy for Cinderella to become a pessimist because her life is so difficult. It would be easy for her to dismiss her dreams because her stepmother made her feel so inferior. But Cinderella refuses to do so. She demonstrates perseverance by working even harder to get her chores done so that she can go to the ball. She (and her little animal friends) work even harder to design a dress so that she can go to meet the prince. And when Cinderella is locked away in the tower, unable to try on the glass slipper that the Prince finds, she gets crafty to try and free herself. She has “continued effort” and perseverance to overcome the odds to try and reach her dreams.
II. Disney Bounding Outfit:
III. Little Space Activity: Learning to Waltz
One of the most iconic scenes in Disney’s “Cinderella” is when she is dancing the waltz with Prince Charming. They are gazing into each others eyes and falling completely in love.
Today’s Little Space activity is to have fun learning how to waltz! Normally when you learn the waltz you will need a partner. However, today’s video is a solo Little Space activity. All you need is some room to move around the floor, and your imagination to feel as though you’re wearing a beautiful ballgown, and you’re set! This video by Little Movers will encourage you to practice a basic waltz all while feeling like a Little Prince/Princess! Go head… give it a try! ❤
IV. Personal Development Lesson:
Being an Adult Little isn’t an easy life to live. Regardless of how you identify within the community, this lifestyle is often met with resistance from the greater vanilla world. Yet, as adult littles we learn to persevere over negative stereotypes. We learn to cope with uncomfortable situations and things that arise within the Cg/l community. In today’s printable you will find the following critical thinking questions:
What are some ways that you have faced opposition in your life? How have you coped and persevered through those obstacles? Do you believe that those events shaped the person you are today? If so, how?
Don’t forget to come watch “Cinderella” with me and my friends, tonight on our Discord server at 7 PM PST https://www.mrbones.zone/chat . I can’t wait to see and chat with all of you!!
P.S.- Here are some fantastic versions of Cinderella that are my personal favorites! I hope you give them all a view and let me know what you think. xx