Yesterday, I somehow got sucked into watching "Toddlers and Tiaras" on TLC. (I think it came on after What Not to Wear...so I didn't turn it on purposefully!) Here is my professional review:
These parents are so nutty! I watched a four year old little girl be pampered to a day at the spa, complete with facial, manicure, pedicure, and massage. Now for myself, that sounds delightful! But to think of spending that kind of money on a four year old kid, who would probably rather be playing in the mud? No, thank you!
I heard about the money that "Pageant Moms" spend on those glittery, sparkly, tutu-type dresses. They START at $650, and go up to $1500! That's more than we spent on my wedding gown!
Those little girls are spray-tanned, made-up, hair-extensioned, fake-toothed, and dressed up like dolls. Then they are berated by their parents for not "shimmying" enough on stage.
She doesn't want to shimmy...she just wants her blankie!
There was even a baby category, and there was a THREE DAY OLD contestant. Don't you have anything better to do with your baby's first THREE days of life?? Like, I dunno, bond with your child?
All that being said...that show is literally like a train wreck. I couldn't look away.
Luckily J shook me back to reality and turned off the television.
Doesn't look like there will be any pageants for the Anderson babies of the future.