Toddlers in Tiaras may be closer than you think!

I am not a beauty pageant mom. I don’t see the importance of focusing on vanity. While some may argue that beauty pageants teach their daughters poise, how to win and lose gracefully, and to smile on command- I just don’t see the point- other than to flaunt one’s vanity…
I recently went to one of these pageants to support my darling niece. (who is incredibly gorgeous- who needs a judge to tell you that??) Everything I have heard about them is true!! The moms out in the foyer coaching their daughters on how to walk, wave, and smile. The moms glaring (and sometimes even rebuking) their daughters for forgetting to blow kisses to the judges (or something else ridiculously silly). The moms walking around with massive totes full of hairspray, curling irons, and large poofy dresses. And yes, the moms who are hidden in the back, dark corners sobbing because their baby girl was not deemed the biggest beauty (when really, all these girls are so darling- how can you say one is cuter than the other?)
This is just not a pastime that I understand!
I never would of thought- living in the conservative state that I do- that this kind of vanity would be happening regularly. I would love to hear your opinion on this topic!
Happy teaching!

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4 thoughts on “Toddlers in Tiaras may be closer than you think!

  1. jd6405

    I think they are ridiculous! They are so many other ways to teach a daughter poise, fair game play, etc then to enroll her in some silly pagent and try to make her someone she is NOT! I’d love to get into the heads of these little girls and see what they REALLY think about this kind of life style. They may say outwardly they love it, but I think the parents brian wash them into “loving” it. This is not a normal or ok life style for a little child to have IMHO.

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  2. Laurie

    Keri, I agree with you 100%. I was so happy that Abbey did as well as she did, I was a bit worried for her that she would take it personally. Jackie was so darling that day. You are sure lucky! If I ever have a little girl, I want one like Jackie!

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  3. Kestrel

    My little sister was in beauty pageants for years. It was ridiculous. These pageants had the rule of no contestants wearing makeup, and of course everyone did anyway. My mom spent thousands on her dresses and entry fees and blah blah blah.

    I think it’s a crap thing to do, especially if you’re not willing to enter all your children, because then your “ugly” children feel ugly and left out. You know. In my experience and all.

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