Thursday, March 19, 2009

Why do I watch this? Stupid Fascination!

I have to get this off my chest's something I have been holding in for a while now and I don't think I can hold it in much longer. I have this weird fascination with something so shameful, I just don't know what to do.

I am fascinated with toddler beauty pageants! There, I said it, are you happy now?

A few weeks ago I was really bored and decided to watch this show called, "Little Miss Perfect."and then I came across this show "Toddler and Tiaras" They are about the world of toddler pageants and I have always thought that young ones dressed in gobs of makeup, stiff hair and flippers was so wrong. Sadly, after watching just one show....I am fascinated with the world of toddler pageants.

I should state, I have NO DESIRE to put Parker in them, though, with his looks how could he not win? Nor do I have a desire to have a daughter and enter her into them. I still think they are so wrong and messed up, but interesting. Some of these little girls are so into doing it, it's sad that this is their life, others act like they are proud of their accomplishments but act like they hate all that you have to do. And the mothers (and a few fathers here and there) are NUTS. The mom's get so intense and bitter and mean and it's just...fascinating.

Oh and the flippers...the fake teeth they get for girls who have lost theirs. Those just make the girls look much more fake. And the do fake tans and all.

It's actually really sad to me that parents put their kids through this. I have nothing against beauty pageants, but I don't think little girls should be dressed up like this.

And yet, I am fascinated. Not sure why, I just am.

Your turn, head over to Mama Kat's site and put your link in Mr. Linky.

The Prompts:

1.) I used to think...

2.) List ten things you can do in three minutes.

3.) Describe a time you allowed your child to do something that you normally would not let slide.

4.) I want to become friends with...

5.) What are you currently fascinated with?


Carrie said...

Those parents ARE insane! I haven't watched any of those shows, but just the whole pageant thing for toddlers highlights our country's focus on outer beauty. Toddlers should be covered in spaghetti sauce, snot, and mud, not dressed in Versace & wearing makeup.

Heatherlyn said...

That's funny!!! But human behavior IS interesting.

giraffegirl524 said...

i agree with you! it's really sad. i thought beauty pageants were about beauty, whether it be little girls, teens, or women.. but it's not. it's all fake, and the faker, the better. those little girls are pretty just the way they are, and i think they would find it just as much fun to dress up without all the fake hair, teeth, makeup, etc.