Here's a sobering video clip of an interview with the mother of a toddler who does (cough) children's beauty pageants. Okay, I don't think much of children's beauty pageants anyway, but the outfit this TWO YEAR OLD wore just floored me.
A cone bra! Like Madonna!
This interesting thing is how vociferously the mother defends her daughter's wardrobe.
She claims that since other mothers dress up their daughters like tramps on Halloween and such, then it must be okay. Right. To paraphrase the old cliché, if other mothers pushed their toddlers off a cliff, would you do it too? Just because other people do stuff to their children doesn't make it right.
Speaking of simplifying one's life through making good decisions - what do you think will be the long-term impact on this little girl's life? Her ego? Her self-esteem?
The mother claims her daughter enjoys the pageants. Well sure, of course she does. Everyone is smiling and clapping and making a big fuss over her. But does anything honestly think this atmosphere is healthy for a child?
I dunno, I find the whole thing vaguely nauseating.