A long time ago I wrote about how I was careful to change the way I told Cinderella to clarify that work is not abuse. (I was not going to train any attitudes to a false martyrdom. Yuck.)
Anyway, when we watched the R&H Cinderella last week I was delighted when one of the girls leaned over to the other and said knowingly, “They are unkind not to help her.”
The other nodded knowingly and I just grinned.
This was the exact message I’d been trying to communicate, and I was very pleased they’d internalized it enough that months later they still remembered.