Saturday, February 23, 2013
Am I Alone In This?
I was watching tv the other day (as I tend to do) and a commercial for Stevens-Henager college came on. Now, these are on often and they are all very stupid but this one caught me and I'm not sure if I should find it as disturbing as I do. In this one, a mother (I presume single since there isn't a mention or showing of a male) is happily telling her infant daughter that she's going to college. How can I tell it's (I refer to babies as "it" all the time so that could be part of my problem) a girl? It had it's ears pierced. Which I find very creepy. Now, before anybody gets mad and tells me why that's done (I don't really care, to be honest), I'm not saying it's a bad thing. I'm not saying that parents shouldn't or that it reflects their parenting skills at all. I just find it creepy. Like how I feel when a 6-year old in a "beauty pageant" wears a two-piece bathing suit. Give it whatever reason or definition you want, to me it comes off as a few steps away from being called Cherry at the club by the airport. I'm sorry if it offends anybody but that's how it comes off to me. Stop trying to make your kids look older. Babies don't need earrings and I find it creepy when they have 'em. I'm not alone in this, am I?