Pay Me To Be A Princess? Okay!
Where was this opportunity 20 years ago?
A couple in England recently placed an ad, hoping to hire a part-time nanny for their 5-year-old twins. While most of the duties they listed were pretty normal, ie. arts 'n crafts, cooking and baking, and picking up after the girls, there was one catch; whomever they chose would have to do all the duties, while in character, as a different Disney Princess each month or so. The pay for committing to such a role (of both princess and caregiver) is $53,000 a year! For part-time work...taking care of two girls...dressed as a princess...sign me up!
The couple told USA Today that there is a method to their madness, in that "Like most 5-year-olds, our girls are obsessed with Disney and we feel this would be the best way to communicate some important values. We know this isn’t a normal request for nannies, however we think it would be a great way to teach our girls about things like determination, compassion, fearlessness and ambition from strong yet relatable female role models like Princess Tiana, Princess Anna, Belle and Cinderella."
Or you could just buy the movies for under $100 and watch them with your daughters. There's a thought. But hey, if I had extra money laying about, I'd probably do some pretty cool/crazy things for my kids, too.
I'm not sure what lessons Snow White has to offer our girls, aside from not accepting produce from old strange women, and perhaps even more importantly, that one should not to sleep in the beds of small men, you've just met, while also feeling the need to cook and clean for them. (I mean, they worked with axes in a cave. And none of them had a last name! That's totally safe, right?!) Those might not be the most healthy of all the things you could teach your girls. But I'm totally down with singing Disney lullabies, and I can bake a mean batch of Christmas cookies! If they're looking for a slightly older, more exhausted Snow White, who comes with her own 4 tiny people, I could probably fit that bill! Where do I sign up?!