I try not to be judgmental. I have opinions but I don't share them, much less impose them on others very often. Sometimes I can't help myself though, and this is one of those times.
The 8 year old granddaughter of a friend was diagnosed with a form of leukemia two weeks ago. The specialist said they would take a wait and see approach as a number that they watch is low and her body may be fighting this well on its own. Forgive me for being vague, there is much I don't understand on this subject. Last night we learned that she is in the hospital and they will be starting chemo. Bill and I are feeling all the things you would expect us to feel for this little girl and her family.
This morning I saw a segment on Good Morning America that made me want to scream. A mother is giving her 8 year old daughter Botox injections in her face because the beauty pageant world is tough.
What the hell is wrong with this mother? What 8 year old has wrinkles? Besides concerns over injecting a substance (from a source she doesn't want to identify) into her child, what is she teaching the child about accepting her appearance? And what about simply enjoying childhood?
I would have been just as outraged to hear this story last month, but hearing it after learning of another 8 year old who will be getting injections that have nothing to do with a vain mother who is apparently living life through her child, I would like to scream and maybe shake the San Francisco mother until her teeth rattled.
Will common sense ever be fashionable again?