Saturday, February 21, 2009

Toddlers & Tiaras

Has anyone seen the show Toddlers & Tiaras? I kind of enjoy watching it, although the concept still seems a bit strange to me. People spend thousands of dollars on dresses that these kids will grow out of in a month. Kids have to go to school, do homework and practice for pageants. It just seems like so much responsibility for a kid.

Overall, though, I see no problem with them unless parents are forcing the kids to do pageants, and I would hope that the money earned when a child wins benefits the child, like going into a college fund or something.

In any case, I find the funniest part to be the short description that the announcer says when the kid goes on stage. One person was described as "(Name) loves gymnastics, chicken nuggets and french fries." Another one was "(Name) loves french fries and wants to find a cure for cancer." It's like, really? She's seven...I hope she does want to find a cure for cancer but I highly doubt at seven that this goal wasn't "programmed" for her. I like when they're at least honest, although I do think it's funny that instead of hobbies, parents list the foods that kids like.