Thursday, May 12, 2011

I try not to be judgmental...

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?


Chatty Crone said...

I saw that and I think that woman ought to be arrested for child abuse!

Kelli said...

Someone SHOULD be judging her...and sentencing her, too! That's insanity.

BTW, love your new look here! I like all the tabs for different subjects and the background is quite pleasing to the eye. :)

SkippyMom said...

My TV is one lucky appliance that I slept through GMA this morning because I am pretty sure I would have thrown something at it.

THAT is the MOST RIDICULOUS thing I have ever heard in my life. Insane.

I agree with Chatty too.

Heck I was sad I [the orthodontist, actually] had to inflict my youngest with an expander in her mouth to space her teeth out because the expander looks so painful. The thought of doing botox on any of my girls makes me absolutely sick.

Sewconsult said...

I just ranted about this on Facebook. I would almost cry when I had to give my daughter her insulin shots, but it was a matter of life and death. I really hope that this mom has her parental rights taken away and that she and who gave her the botox supply will go to prison for a very long time. I think pageants have gone too far.