So, my post about Noah's birthday is late. Typical!
But, here we go...
This year Noah didn't want any type of "birthday party". But, he did have one request. He wanted a family get together with hamburgers, hotdogs and ice cream cake from Baskin Robbins. I am blessed to have a great relationship with Noah's dad and my ex-in-laws. In fact, they are still very much like my family. So, we got together and had a great time. See!
Noah blowing out candles.
Cheered on by AnnaLauren, Addy and Big Daddy (my dad).
Such a sweet big brother to let AnnaLauren help.
Noah's dad, Brent, looking on.
Grams (Tommy's mom), Nana (Noah's Dad's Mom), Dad Brent, Aunt Chelainea, SIL Emiley
Papa (Noah's Dad's Dad), Tommy, Pop Tom (Tommy's Dad), Corey, Grams, Nana, Chelainea, Mamaw Betty (my g'mother), Stepmom Shawn, Papaw Troy (my g'daddy)
Yesterday, I worked out of my office and to be honest my blog never even crossed my mind. Then last night we were kidless, so we did what any married couple would do - watched all our shows that had been piling up in the DVR! Sad, I know!
But, first thing this morning, I logged in to check out some of the blogs I read and noticed a new comment. I grinned (comments make me happy!) and read it. It was not so nice.
It's not just the south- remember jonbenet Ramsey? Children shouldn't learn so young or at any age that their looks can get them gain. What will happen when one day she becomes obese as Mississippians are prone to? How screwed up will a little girl become? Too, I read your blog off n on n I noticed Noah had abirthday yesterday- but you made no mention. So how consumed are you with the girl and "your" pageants? May 19, 2010 12:08 AM
Wow! I know pageants are controversial. And, I knew when I wrote about AnnaLauren's little hobby that I would catch some flack and guessed that even 13 years later JonBenet Ramsey would be brought up. I can handle it. In fact, I love to hear people's opinions.
However, I wanted to take what I feel like is a golden opportunity to state my opinion about a couple of the things from the comment.
1. I think it is beyond rude (either in person or through an anonymous comment) to imply that someone's child will grow up and be obese or "screwed up" or apparently both. WTH?
2. Noah's Birthday. Yes, Noah's 14th birthday was Monday. But, Noah doesn't read my blog. Noah rolls his eyes when I mention my blog. He is my Facebook friend and I acknowledged him there. But for the record, there is a lot going on with Noah and a BIG post will be coming either tomorrow or Monday. We had a family get together on Sunday for Noah's birthday (I made pics and they will be posted), he has Awards Night tonight, and as of next Friday, he will no longer be a middle-schooler.
So, that's that. I feel relieved that the first negative comment is done. And as I said earlier, I always welcome your opinions. But, to imply that my kids are somehow unequal or will turn out poorly just ticks me off! But, I'm their Mama. I think it probably should tick me off.
Got something to say? Leave me comment. They really do make me grin! :)
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!