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On pudgy pins you strut your stuff.
Your mamma just can’t get enough.
Cute enough to go too far.
Ooo baby baby you’re a Frock Star!

Some pearly whites have fallen out.
A flipper will prevent a pout.
Your daddy had to sell his car.
Ooo baby baby you’re a Frock Star!

Your face is a sweet masquerade
frosted for the cupcake parade.
Licorice lashes black as curly tar.
Ooo baby baby you’re a Frock Star!

Chantilly lace and crisp crinoline
compliment a dimpled grin.
Sequins from the bargain bazaar.
Ooo baby baby you’re a Frock Star!

Your talent is merely to amuse
the judges who will pick and choose.
We cheer cause you’re way past par.
Ooo baby baby you’re a Frock Star!

Too young to be a beauty queen.
Who’ll win the crown of Grand Supreme?
Ooo baby baby you’re a Frock Star!
Ooo baby baby you’re a Frock Star!

Penelope Allen
March 25, 2012

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The following comments are for "Beautiful Baby"
by Pen

Tiara's & Dance Moms
Right on really have them pegged.

I think it's a travesty, that these so called "Moms" would subject their such early the adult world of vanity competition.

I've seen some of the children cry hysterically before being pushed out on stage to "strut their sutff" and being threatned with punishment when they get home!

Four and five year old "babies" are made up to look like twenty year old "Babes"!

What kind of future will they have. Whether or not they win or lose. If they win, they will grow up so self absorbed and full of themselves, expecting special treatment...yet...never having had a normal childhood, they will not know how to cope when they fail!

If they lose...their self-confidence is shattered...being told "you're not good enough" at such a vulnerable time in their life, they will expect to fail in all other areas of their lives.

Special Services...dealing with neglected children, whose parents are not capable to taking care of them properly, sometimes take the children away from them. I think that the behavior of some of these parents...yes father's too sometimes get into the act...sould be subject to scrutiny also.

But that's just me!!!


( Posted by: Beatrice Boyle [Member] On: April 6, 2012 )

mental cruelty
Thanks for your comment Bea. I don't happen to agree with you about children being under scrutiny because their parents are off their rockers. Children adjust to all manner of adult weirdness and cling to what they know as love. These kids are fed, housed and schooled and some of them love being baby beauties. Who am I to believe the government removing a child would do a better job? I know they wouldn't! I recall a child being removed from their home because they spouted white extremist drivel at school. That was just as wrong. The child wasn't being abused! The parent has a right to their beliefs! Society may dictate what's acceptable behavior but can't decide on which doctrine is correct. At one time in our society - eugenics was touted as the 'answer'. At one time in our society - slavery was perfectly okay. These children [girls for the most part] are put on display and when hasn't that happened? I'm not the sort who thinks this is normal but I don't believe it's abuse. As a parent I did my part to hold to certain creeds which were part of my family history and passed them on as gospel. Are they? As far as I'm concerned they are true. However, some twit could come along and tell me that I was an unfit parent and try to take my child. [This actually happened Bea.] I fought back within the restrictions set out by government officials who knew nothing about me - my job - my parents - my history as a mother. One isolated incident rocked my world and I had to dance to their tune to keep my child safe from their clutches. During that horrible time, I met a woman in one of the offices I was forced to go to for an 'interview' and she confided in me .. rather sadly ... as if she was trying to convince herself .. that it was for the best that her child was taken away. I'm so freaking glad I'm not a mother like THAT! When my son's doctor heard about the nightmare I'd been put through he told me I should have come to him for support because he could testify that I'd never mistreated my son! Bless him for that. Everyone else was putting me through the wringer with well meaning advice.

( Posted by: Pen [Member] On: April 6, 2012 )

Oh, my frocking stars!
Your post reminded me of the movie Little Miss Sunshine. Love that movie! Same subject matter as your post, different presentation.

Your post read kind'a tongue-pointedly-in-cheek with a knowing wink thrown in for effect. The sort of competition you write of should only be reserved for grown-ups. Not necessarily adults; just grown-ups who can handle not being perfect.

( Posted by: toscano [Member] On: April 6, 2012 )

Little Miss Sunshine
I loved that movie too. Zany and farcical but what made it charming was how convinced the girl was as to her right to be who she was. All little girls should have such beliefs .. grown up ones too. Parts of that movie reminded me of my childhood.
Thanks for dropping by Francisco.

( Posted by: Pen [Member] On: April 6, 2012 )


Always be wary of children and Old People

I have forgotten why you have to be careful with children but just starting to understand what it is like to be old(ish)

Ooo baby baby you’re a Frock Star!

Try telling that to a Scotsman hehehe

( Posted by: Fairplay [Member] On: April 9, 2012 )

bubble gum pop
I can hear this as a bubble gum song, like what
"The Archies" or "The Cowsills" would have sung in the 60's


( Posted by: BWOz [Member] On: April 18, 2012 )

Brian - as my link explains I began this as an avenue of taking a swipe at the fashion industry thanks to things I came across while frittering away all those hours of leisure I now have. I wonder if the Archies - Cowsills would have taken this on. No matter .. glad you could hear the simpleton melody.

Fairplay - let the wind blow high ... let the wind blow low ... all the lassies shout ... Hello! Your comment made me think of that silly kilt song. Kilts can look great on a man who's got the legs to carry it off. Those hairy tree-trunk stumps which vanish up into the nether regions of never mind.

Thanks to both of you for dropping by.

( Posted by: Pen [Member] On: April 19, 2012 )

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