Oh man, I don’t watch Toddlers and Tiaras. I just don’t. I can’t. I would probably shake and vomit in rage and disgust the whole time. I do however sometimes catch glimpses of the show online as I did just now, when I saw the clip below. In it, mom Hope says she wanted to dress her 3-year-old daughter as Marilyn Monroe because “she was a sex symbol and I just thought that would work great with Emma and her personality.”
Yup, cuz that’s what I think of when I think of my young daughter. Her sexy personality.
I played this with my daughter vaguely looking over my shoulder just now, and when the video ended I said, “Gross.” She said, “Yeah, gross,” then asked, “What’s so gross?” I replied, “Mothers teaching their little girls that they have to be pretty.”
“No they don’t!,” she eye-rolled. “That’s ridiculous. They don’t have to be pretty.”
“You’re awesome,” I reassured her. And then she went on playing. Beautiful!