Jasmine is a darling! Very gorgeous! Her sister too!!
The Master of Washing Machines is very cool too!! /Very handy for the wife, must say!/
Why would kids being dressed as princesses or fairies set-back the women't movement??!!
Princesses are figures of power, beauty & authority!
Faeries have great magical powers & prowess too!!
/Princesses are only seen as 'whiney & powerless' in those old 19th century fairy-tales! & even there not all! *not the kind of tales I'd tell to my kids!*/
That said: limit sugar, healthy food ROCKS!
My Dad cured rheumatism with a healthier diet, why not give kids a lifelong asset of keeping up healthy lifestyle easily?
For the neighbours, how about giving them a printed out copy of an article on nutrition & kids? & establishing a rapport/friendly relationship in advance... (if there isn't such already...) &/or asking Mom if she ever watched Nanny 911 or such... lots of tips to handle kids there...
Sis & I used to have a drawer with sweets stored in it, my chocolates sometimes have almost gotten bad, she ate hers quickly... I also had to give up artificial colorings & preservatives & such... It was difficult at first, but now it's second nature for me, I give any food up easily!
I have a friend who has had great battles with relatives not to give her daughter sweets! (& succeeded, at least partly!)
Also, *to those whose kids don't get to bed easily*
Do you have a nifty bed-time routine? My Mom/Dad/Granny would sit by us, we got a fairytale (usually relaxing, nothing too wild), we could tell how our day went (mini-confessions sometimes helped us get to sleep easier! lol), there was a little prayer in there usually... Mom would sing us a lullaby (off-key, but for us it was wonderful!) & if either of us was scared the door was open & lights left on in the hall... It was a really enjoyable time & I still love the evening/night-time as my favourite... (& chattiest) time...
Adorable kids, everyone!