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Toddlers,Tiaras and Mommies who need to shut their whore mouths!

by Deborah Cruz

Apparently, TLC is hell bent on skewing reality so badly that they are actively trying to change the curve even worse than they already have with toddlers and tiaras. TLC, the channel who used to bring us informative information about hermaphrodites, little people and people so obese that they had to be cut out of their homes has decided that it takes a village to ruin childhood…and they want to be the mayor of that village. That’s right people, MTV has some definite competition. Well, I can say this,  MTV has at least the decency to wait until our children are teenagers or tweens to provide them with an arsenal of extraneous sex, bad language, and examples of lewd and lascivious lifestyles to emulate.TLC has, however, decided that if you want to destroy a child’s life completely and in its entirety you need to get a much earlier start. You know, don’t put off til tomorrow what you can destroy today!

First, there was Toddlers and Tiaras. Don’t get me started. I know some people find it entertaining to see little girls dressed up like whores by their morbidly obese , white trash mothers and paraded about like prize cattle..all in the name of “My daughter’s  the prettiest and I know this because I just spent $4000 for my daughter to win a $500 scholarship and the title of “pretty girl” How fucking ridiculous is this? What are we teaching our daughters? Oh yes, that’s right…we are doing our solid best to perpetuate the myth that our daughters only worth is in what they look like and what’s between their legs. WHY? Can we all repeat after me, JON BENET RAMSEY! You see how that turned out? Is this really what we want for our girls? Spray on tans. Flippers for little girls missing teeth. Hair pieces. Whore make up. Revealing clothing.Suggestive dancing. Little girls having complete mental meltdowns because they are being taught, by their mothers who are supposed to love them unconditionally, that they are only worthy of love if they are wearing a bedazzled tiara because these broads are living vicariously through their little girls. Just one more reason to support my theory that some people needed to take an IQ test before being allowed to conceive!

Now, TLC, has kicked it up a notch. TLC has seen fit to develop a show called Outrageous Kid Parties. I know you are thinking, so what? I mean, I thought I was a little over the top inviting 100 people to my Bella’s 1st birthday party. Or a little silly that every year my girls have a themed birthday party complete with costumes. Yes, last year we did have a Moulin Rouge themed birthday party for a 5 year old. What can I say, the kid is theatrical. We’ve had Fancy Nancy tea parties that were so extravagantly catered ( by my husband and I ) that people asked who we had cater the function. We’ve had cakes brought in special from a bakery in Chicago.Then there was the Bellapalooza incident of 2009. I’m not going to lie. I put a lot of time, thought, love and sometimes money into my girls’ birthday parties. I think it has a lot more to do with giving them what my parent’s couldn’t afford to give me. But never..NEVER would, could, should I spend $32,000 on a kids party. Aside from the fact that I couldn’t afford it without taking out a second mortgage on my house ( which, by the way, I’m saving for their weddings), I would never want to do something so completely insane. Jeez people, this just in..Kids starving in Africa while you are paying $3000 for a birthday cake!WTF????

That’s right, TLC, has taken the whole My super sweet 16 MTV show and made its very own version for the toddler/elementary school set. It is so ridiculous that it may actually make my head spin right off my neck. This annoys me for several reasons.One, who can live up to these unbelievable standards? Two, what are we teaching our children? The celebration of one’s birthday should be to commemorate the day they were born, not the  day their parents went broke. Are we trying to raise a generation of gold diggers? Has no one heard the saying “Everything in moderation”? Excess of anything, even a good thing is NO BUENO!!! What’s next, TLC presents Skins for babies? What? Don’t look so shocked. With everything else TLC has deemed reasonable, why not?

What are your thoughts on excessive extravagance for children? What are we teaching our children? Or do you think as long as we can afford it, the sky is the limit? I’d love to hear your thoughts.

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tina 2011/02/24 - 12:13 am

I JUST saw the one with the princess theme…..CRAZY!!!! The kid had a meltdown and the older siblings were performing like trained monkeys…wtf??

Truthful Mommy 2011/02/26 - 11:12 pm

Its never good when the kids are acting lke trained monkeys! It’s so obvious that we the parents are supposed to be acting like the trained monkeys!LOL

Becky 2011/02/24 - 12:33 am

Oh good it’s not just me. I saw a commercial for the show and there was a I don’t know 5 year old answering I have a $15,000.00 budget. Holy, say what. Now I’m known to go a little over board on my kids, but come on that’s more than most weddings cost.

kelebek 2011/02/24 - 2:02 am

I agree with you totally (as I do with most of your blogs!) It is sexualisation of children and I find it extremely sinister. Aside from the facts you discussed about teaching little girls that all they have to offer is their looks and this is the basis for their self worth, it is also turning them into a magnet for paedophiles. These little girls are projecting an image that they dont understand and have no control over. As for the extreme birthday parties, it feels like these mothers are trying to compensate for something. I have parties for my little girl and I can honestly say she wouldnt notice any difference between a $100 party or a $32000 party. All she cares about is the fun and the games and the people that come and the fact that it is her day! I think these parents are completely missing the point!

Rusti 2011/02/24 - 1:10 pm

I’m with ya all.the.way. I don’t even WATCH much TV anymore – and certainly not any shows like that (in fact, I don’t really watch any reality TV… sometimes What Not To Wear, or Extreme Makeover Home Edition, but even catching those are rare for me.) I just don’t get it. Why do we want them to grow up before they need to?? Heck, I’m currently on the “I-wish-you-were-already-potty-trained-because-this-is-not-fun” schtick, but really, I don’t want my Goose growing up any quicker than she is already – which is WAY TOO FAST.

Also – it makes me IRATE when someone refers to my 2 year old (or any other young babies/kids – especially my nieces and nephews or friends’ kids) as looking “sexy” SERIOUSLY? WTF? How does anyone call a baby/kid SEXY?? My mother-in-law used to say that all the time about her grandson – I couldn’t stand it. UGH.

ANYWAY – I’m with you 100%.

PS – my daughter’s 2 birthday parties have been at my mom’s house, with just Hubs & I’s parents, siblings & their fams, and a few friends & their kids… nothing special except the yummy cake 🙂 and she had a WONDERFUL time 🙂

Addicted2Shius 2011/02/24 - 5:12 pm

I hadn’t watched T&T until recently while I’ve been stuck at home on bedrest. I totally thought the same thing!!! How on earth can you spend that much on your child with no payback except to see how little you actually parent your child on national TV. With the exception of one parent, I never saw any discipline their children. And the way the kids treated their parents was humiliating!

I didn’t see the Outrageous Kid Parties show but I did see a commercial of the freaking Pirate parade! Are you kidding me? It’s something straight out of Disneyland!!! I’m all for themed parties, I do them or my kids but I’m talking Party City theme parties or even DITY stuff, geez.

Can you imagine what they’re teaching these kids? In order to have a good time you need to spend oodles of money. In order to get attention, you have to doll your face up like a porcelain doll. Really? Is this real life? No. Let’s come back to reality.

Mommy Nani Booboo 2011/02/25 - 10:35 am

America is the land of excess and waste. We’ve ruined our food, and now we’re ruining our kids.
Aaaaarrrrgggh! I totally don’t wanna have to move to Europe.

Charlene 2011/02/25 - 8:15 pm

Toddlers and Tiaras is truly the most disgusting show on television. You cracked me up and nailed it at the same time – loved your descriptions of TLC and T&T mothers! Fantastic.

and the party show…I definitely will not be watching that one. Ugh!

Betsy 2011/02/26 - 7:32 am

First, I love this post. Second, I agree with every single thing you said. Third, I think it is entirely unreasonable for people go batshit crazy like this with their kids. What are they teaching them? What happens when little Timmy finally graduates from college and has to take an entry level job somewhere? He’ll probably end up staying in his parent’s basement while he waits for someone to hand him a $100,000+ starting salary and his won secretary.

julia 2011/02/26 - 9:16 am

i saw a commercial for those kid parties and was outraged. seriously?? i’m wondering though, if you get picked for this show, how much is the parent paying out of pocket and how much is the show providing you??? sure, the parents are still paying a lot, but i’m wondering, if for drama reasons, it’s REALLY taken over the top.

but yes, it’s ridiculous

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