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Old 06-03-2013, 01:39 PM   #16
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I have to agree. The autograph is cute but I would be unsure of photograph. I am not overly protective of pictures of my kids but I would be hesitant. In the first situation it happened naturally and that would not bother me but to be just approached is different to me.
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Old 06-03-2013, 02:11 PM   #17
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Such a great gesture on the part of your daughter! I, too, agree with the other posters about no pictures. If you all happen to be standing in line & conversations are started with princess families, a cute autograph request is neat. Beyond autographs, I wouldn't allow my teen daughter take pictures. It may conflict w/ the "don't talk to strangers" lessons parents teach their children. Again, I commend her for being thoughtful of the little princess.

Your daughter may want to look into the Disney college internship program for the future, sounds like she has the makings of a great cast member with her desire to spread a little pixie dust
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Old 06-03-2013, 02:49 PM   #18
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Coincidence meetings and autograph requests seem just fine!
These lil princesses are dressed up to get attention, I believe.
I would not find a teenage girl politely and cutely interacting with the child creepy!
If it works out to be a very special encounter, ask about a photo when it feels right!
Heck, I would let the teen girl get a slew of inexpensive stickers or gems to give too, if she desired.
Your daughter is very special to have stumbled upon, GIVING magic, it will serve her well in the future.
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Old 06-03-2013, 03:00 PM   #19
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While I understand the protective reactions, it makes me sad. This is clearly a sweet girl with the purest of intentions. Absolutely nothing creepy about what she was doing or wanting to do. Unfortunately we live in a world in which we must be protective of our little ones. Even at Disney.

To the OP-your daughter sounds like a future Disney CM. I'd start talking to her about the college program!!!
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Old 06-03-2013, 03:06 PM   #20
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While I understand the protective reactions, it makes me sad. This is clearly a sweet girl with the purest of intentions. Absolutely nothing creepy about what she was doing or wanting to do. Unfortunately we live in a world in which we must be protective of our little ones. Even at Disney.

To the OP-your daughter sounds like a future Disney CM. I'd start talking to her about the college program!!!
Agree, nice post. 16yo sounds like a gem.
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Old 06-03-2013, 03:20 PM   #21
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Had a reverse of the above- My neice (at the time maybe four, now 22) loved the movie polyanna- that old flick staring Hayley Mills.

While at Crystal Palace for the charicter brekfast, my neice starts freaking out about pollyanna-

Turned out to be another kid, probably ten, with curly blonde hair and a blue dress. She was a little weirded out, but once grandpa and grandma explained to the girls parents and they explained to her, she signed an autograph and got a picture with my niece.
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Old 06-03-2013, 03:23 PM   #22
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I nearly always compliment Princesses in waiting and enjoy their thrilled reaction.
As other have stated you can sense immediately whether parents are supportive and happy with this.

"Touch wood" I have only ever received thank you's from mums and dads.
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Old 06-03-2013, 03:35 PM   #23
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How sweet of your daughter to go out of her way to make the princesses feel extra special!! I don't see any problems with your daughter asking for an autograph or a picture, however my tune may change about the picture when I have my own little ones. But honestly, how many adults and children alike get photographed by someone unintentionally taking a picture of someone or something.

However, what I did see on my recent trip (May 22nd-31st 2013) really disturbed me. Everyone was waiting for the MSEP to begin, and DP and I were sitting next to a group of 5 people, 4 women (in their late 20's) and one male. A little boy and his sister were beside me, the mother standing behind them. The little boy really liked one of the women in the group and kept tapping her shoulder and smiling at her (really cute actually). Then, the woman starting allowing this child to stick his finger in her mouth while she pretended to eat it!! I expected the mother to either ask the woman not to allow him to do that, remove her child, or hold the child so he couldn't do so. This continued off and on for about 5 minutes, and eventually without me noticing the mother and her children were gone. This same woman was letting another child (not in her group either) drink from her drink, I was mortified for her. Ugh.
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Old 06-03-2013, 03:42 PM   #24
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I think it's very cute, but as others have said, proceed with caution. Some parents can get very upset (or concerned) over the slightest smile at their child. I remember a few years back a little girl stumbled on the way at of IASW but got up; she looked a bit frazzled (didn't even see the parents), so I held the door open for her and smiled (like I would have done for anyone). The mother suddenly popped up and angrily said "get away from my daughter". Oddly enough, my family was right next to me. I just flashed a nasty look and walked away.
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Old 06-03-2013, 04:41 PM   #25
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As a spontaneous occurrence, while waiting in a line or what-have-you, I would have no issue at all. Even the photo in such case wouldn't trigger my gag-reflex. But that element is a part to tread lightly on.
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Old 06-03-2013, 04:45 PM   #26
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My kid would love that. But yeah, ask the parents first! Not pictures though, that's a little creepy for me. Autograph is cute.
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Old 06-03-2013, 05:12 PM   #27
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Coincidence meetings and autograph requests seem just fine!
These lil princesses are dressed up to get attention, I believe.
I would not find a teenage girl politely and cutely interacting with the child creepy!
If it works out to be a very special encounter, ask about a photo when it feels right!
Heck, I would let the teen girl get a slew of inexpensive stickers or gems to give too, if she desired.
Your daughter is very special to have stumbled upon, GIVING magic, it will serve her well in the future.
Thanks for this! You seen what I already knew. My daughter is a magical gift. I mentioned that our trip was pretty close to a "series of unfortunate events"...but didn't elaborate. She was having an especially bad day....interacting with these princesses was her way of making the best of it. Turning her day around, in so doing, making it a great day for the entire family, and hopefully the girls/families that she interacted with.
Like I said....I was so proud of her, I never considered it being anything other than magical, until she asked if she could do it again.

She has looked into the College program....perhaps this momma bear will be getting APs and DVC next year! I could never let her move that far away without the ability to frequently visit!!!
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Old 06-03-2013, 05:20 PM   #28
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While I wouldn't mind my DD 5 is extremely shy with strangers and would probably hide behind my legs the entire time. I don't think it's creepy, it's not as if she pushed the issue when the kids weren't interested she backed off. How sweet of your daughter to spread the magic
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Old 06-03-2013, 05:22 PM   #29
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My kids have been all over the world and been asked for their photos many many times*. If someone like your DD "mistook" Izzy for a princess she would be THRILLED. And if your DD asked if it was ok to get a picture together I'd be totally cool with it.

*Trust me they aren't gorgeous or anything it's just we've lived in places were blue eyes/blond hair are an oddity.
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Old 06-03-2013, 05:23 PM   #30
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A way around the picture thing is pretty simple. Just ask the parents to take a photo with their camera, not yours. Then give the parents your email address and ask them to send it to you later. The parents control the photo, not you and the princess feels good and will have a lasting photo of the encounter.

Maybe I'm just more trusting but not every photo of a girl in a princess costume is going to end up on a porn site.
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