For the good of us all

by Cynthia on September 7, 2011

I was in the mall the other day looking for back to school clothes for an eight-year-old. I’m surprised they haven’t added a make-up counter in the girl’s section. Do they make spike heels for children?

The dresses I’ve posted can be found right now in back to school sections in malls across the country. Girl’s sizes 7-16.

Last week, I was listening to the Today show and heard parents of child beauty show contestants being interviewed. They, of course, defended the competitions as being “confidence and poise building.” These children were all older than Jon Benet Ramsey and said they enjoyed their participation. I must say that I never knew a child who didn’t prefer cookies over spinach but do we let them eat cookies for dinner? Not on my watch.

Then there are the parents who set their four-year-old up with fake boobs and buttocks so she could imitate Dolly Parton. I’m sorry, but that’s just disgusting. How can anyone think that’s cute? It’s completely sexual where sex has no business.

Since early this year, your seven-year-old daughter could get a push-up bikini top for $24.50, courtesy of Abercrombie and Fitch. OMG! Whose idea was that?

But I’m not the only one with an opinion on the bikini top. See The Consumerist. The Society Pages has some links that will make you say, “What the hell is wrong with us?”

Why do people even watch Toddlers and Tiaras?

Why can’t our little girls just put on our high heels and dresses like they always have? Let them dream of being their mommies. They can sneak a little lipstick when we’re not looking. We can polish their toenails and show them how to drive a nail with a hammer. Make them strong. Teach them that who they are is more important than what size bra they wear or how much leg they show.

Please tell me I’m right. We do believe that who they are IS more important than what size bra they wear or how much leg they show. Don’t we?

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