At first, the pretend play was cute. But now, after several months of princess play everyday, it's getting old. Seriously, it's driving me crazy! The first thing Eliana wants to do when she wakes up is watch Sleeping Beauty or Cinderella. Then when she's done, she wants to color a picture of Sleeping Beauty or Cinderella. After that, she dresses up like Sleeping Beauty or Cinderella and immediately assigns parts to carry out exact scenes from the movie (don't even think about skipping a line). If I deny playing the assigned part, she throws an incredible princess fit which is what usually happens. I'm so sick of princesses it's not even funny! What happened to my little girl who loved learning new things, reading books and playing outside? Now she'll do those things only if she's wearing a tiara. C'mon! Seriously!? What can a mother do? Is this just a phase or should I expect this to continue into the school years? Mothers of little girls, please help!!!