Lizzy and the Crow
This is a picture of my daughter Elizia. You know how the crow brings “death” in the movie “The Crow”? Well, this crow brings teddy bears : )
I don´t like to put make up on children. Not for the purpose of making them prettier. The whole idea makes my tummy turn. This picture of my daughter is only for fun. More as a Halloween make-up for a party, Ok. We have talked about me painting her as a tiger or leopard. This is perfectly alright.
But there are others who think differently. Parents who put make up on their little girls in the purpose of making them more attractive in competitions. I am talking about parents that enter their daughters into Child Beauty pageants.
This is my opinion on that! Here in Sweden we don’t have this kind of shows. But in the U.S.A this is a common thing. Little children as young as five years old, sometimes even younger, in a ridiculous amount of make-up. And hairdos as advanced as a bride at her wedding. They even pose in bathing suits. It is really awful how the parents behave too, so competitive and putting so much pressure on their little girls to win. And it is all about the parent’s ego. We are not talking about parents getting all exited and cheering for their kid at a soccer game. We are talking about moms that teach their small children that happiness comes from being pretty and that perfection aisasked of them. To me it is just repulsive when the focus on beauty and appearance is forced on a kid. To win that trophy or crown becomes the most important thing. How twisted can a parent be?
When I was little I was climbing trees and exploring nature. In time all humans become self-absorbed and conscious about their look one way or another. But for children this should not be an issue. What kind of parent would put their child through this? I really feel sorry for these kids.
I started using make up at the age of thirteen. My daughter is almost thirteen and I have finally let her use some make up. Maybe a bit too early… I am not sure. All the girls in her class wear make up. So I gave in…
1) What is your opinion on child beauty pageants?
2) When did you start using make up?