As I watch my 26th episode of Toddlers & Tiaras, I am having these emotions:
Disgust/sadness- Fairly obvious but it really grosses me out to see how many moms will put fake hair, teeth, nails, tans, eyelashes, etc. on their 3-year-olds. Not to mention the physical and psychological stress. These ladies are crazy in so many different ways and they're kids are paying the price. That's really how you want them to think life works?
Smugness- Because 1. my unborn children already have such a better chance at a healthy normal life than any of these kids and 2. any of my nieces or nephews (oh yeah, there are boy divisions in these things) would cream any of the ones on this show without any of that fake junk. Easily.
Confusion- 1. Their names are usually something like Eden, Sparkal, Diamond, Kragen, Angelle, Jaigen, etc. 2. At least half of the kids hate doing it and are completely miserable and rotten to their parents. and 3. They spend crazy amounts of money to go these pageants and the highest cash prize I've ever seen awarded was $750 and that's only for 1 girl. Such a waste! Put them in rec center soccer if you want them to learn some life lessons without ruining them forever and without getting yourself a 3rd part-time job to pay for it.
Fear- Our netflix wedding gift subscription is about up and I am scared 1. no one will ever let us bum off theirs now that they know the trash I watch. 2. I'll never find anything as entertaining to keep me company during my silent, lonely days and 3. once in a while there's a really cute girl that stays natural and actually likes doing the pageants, and then I think it's all really cute.