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Toddlers and Tiaras…..really, why would you do that to your child?

I accidentally watched the program “Toddlers and Tiaras”. Well, not accidentally, I just happened to change channels to it and was mesmerized because I could not believe my eyes. These little girls, some as young as 1 to 2 years old, were dressed to the nines, and parading around. Not just parading; they were strutting, posing provocatively, dancing provocatively, costumed in fancy ballgowns and made up with pounds of make-up including lashes, lipstick, hair pieces and get this, fake teeth called flippers.

I recalled Jon Benet. And realized that when parents parade their little girls around like that, it had to appeal to the basest of the worst that walk the earth: pedophiles. These little girls are a pedophile’s dream come true. The whole thing makes me very uncomfortable.

Don’t ¬†these moms and dads realize this? Why would anyone want their little girl to pose and look like a grown up? So they can win a trophy. At what cost?

Then I saw a preview of a new show: ¬†Honey Boo Boo. A pageant queen in the making. Honey Boo Boo looks like a normal little girl when not participating in a pageant, who seems to be from an almost normal background (wow, what a family, but you gotta love em. They are a prime example of country folk, I guess). But when she gets all made up, costumed, glued on lashes, lipstick and everything else, she doesn’t even look like herself.

I guess what I am trying to say is this: these little girls don’t look like little girls anymore. They look like miniature, tiny women and I believe these moms and dads are really doing these little girls a huge disservice. Children have such short childhoods anyway, so why are they being forced/encouraged to look like and act like grown ups? Like very sexy grown ups at that!

It is beyond me to try and figure out what the pay off could possibly be for anyone in this scenario. I guess they do it for the money because apparently there are some monetary prizes involved. But from where I am observing all of this, this whole thing, over time, has to cost a fortune to support, what with the different costumes/dresses that cost a small fortune, the shoes, the make-up, the hairpieces, the flippers, the traveling, the personal trainers, the time spent learning routines (instead of playing like a child should be), and last but not least, the misplaced priorities. The skewed/distorted view of beauty and god knows what else.

I guess I just don’t like to see little girls dressed up like and dancing around like strippers! Not a good thing, not in today’s world. Not in any world.

I never had any children but even I know this is not how little girls should be. They need to be little girls, not provocative, sexy, tiny women. I guess what I am trying to say is, I find all of this very shocking and I don’t like it. That’s my story, I am sticking to it.