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Mar. 10th, 2009 @ 10:43 pm The trash that I'm watching
Okay, I will admit that I watch the Duggars. I'm not sure why, but I've got some random fascination with them. Maybe it's that I want to see Jim Bob's hair get messed up, or I want to see Michelle completely snap at her kids, Jim Bob, the film crew - anyone. Seriously how do you have 18 kids (all of whom you're around and homeschooling ALL THE TIME), a husband that seems to be a bit of a bumbler and just stay so calm and always have a smile on your face? I need some of her meds. Oh, Josh and Anna, the matching outfits - not so cute, kinda sickening actually, but maybe I'm a wee bit jaded.

Anyways, I let TLC run on tonight after the 17 or 18 or 20 kids and counting and Toddlers & Tiaras came on. I can't imagine what is in the minds of the mothers who do this to their kids. If your child is screaming and yelling and crying backstage and saying they don't want to do the pageant, then don't claim you are doing it for them and that you'll stop the minute they don't want to do it anymore. I understand being proud of your darling, but a five year-old does not need spray tan, a hair piece, false eyelashes, full plaster make-up, a coach, custom made dresses, and best of all a custom made bathing suit. Can someone please explain to me why any of these children needs to be judged in a bathing suit? And what exactly are they judging?

Sure, your darling wants to play princess and feel like Cinderella, I get that. Buy her/make her/find her a frilly dress and let her wear your high heels. Let her play in your makeup drawer. Make her a tinfoil crown if you need to. Parading a five year-old, looking and acting like a twenty year-old, around on stage isn't the way to accomplish that. Your 4 month-old is learning no life skills being there, and I call bullshit on any mother that says otherwise.
Who does she think she is?
don't eat the insulation
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From:running5k2day
Date:March 11th, 2009 07:17 pm (UTC)
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I love this family but I too wonder how it is that they all get along and smile nicely to one another after a long long day. It's amazing! I'm ready to beat my husband over the head with the skillet on some days (mostly the weekends when he is under my feet)and I know that I yell at the girls constantly throughout the day. What I love about this family is how resourceful they are. They make their bread, they buy in bulk, they make their own dresses or shop at consignments. This family impresses me because they have struggled and made it.

I haven't seen Toddlers & Tiaras. The commercials upset me enough. I saw a clip where they were shaving the little girls legs. Shaving her legs at what...3-4???? That is crazy!!!! This is how perverts entertain themselves. They look at this show, they go to these pageants. Tell me why else would you put on all that glob of makeup, parade them in a bathing suit and dress them up in gowns other than that? Ohhh I bet the pervs sign up for their magazines too. Ugh!!! I bought my girls several costumes that were on clearance after Halloween so they could play dress-up. They walk up and down with my heels or my teen daughters heels. They throw over their shoulder our retired bags and push a baby stroller around. This is creative play. This is letting them be "little girls". These parents are just sick! sick! sick!
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From:lizardjee
Date:March 12th, 2009 09:26 am (UTC)
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we are watching the duggars too, kind of like a train wreck, we cannot stop. i agree, i would like some of her meds. i REALLY want to take shears and cut her damn hair off.
we watched one t&t show as well, the one with the big gay dad. how can they be in such denial that he is gay? lol. we could not watch it, it is kind of sick how they make those kids look and parade around.
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From:jennygel7
Date:March 12th, 2009 04:42 pm (UTC)
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TLC is like watching a car wreck and then post clean up. I alternately hate and love it.
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