Ok, so let the controversy begin. :) I think pageants (although not a completely southern thing), feel so southern to me. AnnaLauren adores getting all dressed up and being girly. Even though she is usually all bruised up from playing so hard at daycare, she loves to put on a twirly dress and clip a flower in her hair. It makes me think of when I was a little girl pretending to be Scarlett O'Hara.
She has not done many pageants and so far she has only done natural pageants (no makeup, party dresses, no hairpieces, etc.). But, who knows what the future holds! Just know though that I don't think she will ever be Toddlers &Tiaras material!
But right now, watching my precious little girl smile and wave and absolutely bask in being the center of attention makes me one happy Southern Mom.
Plus, last Friday when I went in to her room wake her up, our dialogue went like this...
Mom: Good Morning, AnnaLauren!
AL: (still lying down): Hey
Mom: So what do you want to wear today? Shorts or a dress?
AL: (sits up and rubs her hair out of her eyes) Dress
Mom: OK, what color dress do you want to wear?
AL: (looks up and grins, hair completely a mess)
I wanna go pageant!
Who can argue with that?!
FYI - AnnaLauren's gorgeous dress was made by her Mamaw Betty and her cute flower clip was made by me!