20+ Affordable Fairy Tale Cottage Design Ideas With Three Little Pigs

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It’s those princess movies and fairy tales that she reads each night. Have you ever taken the time to really listen to the messages being taught by the Grimms brothers and Disney?Take Snow White for example. The story consists of an evil stepmother, a non-existent father and a child who lets everyone walk all over her until the man of her dreams comes and fixes everything.She scrubs and cleans and never complains. Okay, well, I like that message, but what’s up with the step mother being evil? Where is the strong, loving, positive mother role in any of the princess stories? What happened to the father influence?

Let’s follow Snow White through her tale. She is run off by the evil step mother and finds herself in a cottage with seven height challenged men. I wonder about the wisdom of this girl shacking up with these guys. Just because they are short doesn’t mean they lack hormones. Okay, so she moves in to cook and clean in exchange for a warm bed and roof over her head.The first question I have is why can’t she work in the mine with the guys? She can’t swing an ax? Do they just assume she’s too delicate? The guys leave her to take care of the house and the first chance she gets, she opens the door to a stranger.

In the original Grimms Brother’s tale, she not only opens the door once, but three times. Each time the results are disastrous. Okay, this lets my daughter know that nothing good can come from opening the door when you are alone, but she doesn’t learn from her mistakes.So she falls victim to the apple incident and then we wait for the prince – not height challenged – to come and save the day. Oh right, that’s what I want my daughter to do…wait for some man to make everything all right in her life. And what does she know about this guy other than the fact that he’s tall, cute and can sit a horse well? What does he do for a living, what are his morale beliefs, who did he vote for in the last election?

And why does he have to be a prince? What about a woodcutter or blacksmith? There are plenty of men out there without waiting for royalty. Let’s face it, if every single woman waited for a prince on a white horse, only a handful of marriages would take place each generation.And Snow White lets him kiss her, on the first date, no less – and off she goes with barely a thank you to the short guys who have been watching over her unburied coffin for months on end. Right there is a message for the importance of proper grief counseling if you ask me.

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