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Breaking out the cards to shamelessly exploit my child

February 7th, 2012 at 05:24 pm

Or so it feels ... Both of my girls are beauties. The older one in an unconventional way (think runway model) and the younger one is more a pagent girl.

Older daugher turned 14 in November. She's 5'7", 90 pounds, willowy thin and has posture to boot (she's been an Irish dancer since 5). She has been called to an open audition on the 18th. Her pictures are amatuer and not professional comp sheets, but at this point, it's fine.

I broke out the Macy's gift card to buy her some decent make-up (Urban Decay) for $13 OOP. We also bought a Homecoming type dress for $30 at JCP (used gift card for that as well). She has the casual jeans and shirt look and also the skirt/blazer look, but was lacking in the party look.

To see her in make up and heels (putting her at 5'10") I'm feeling a bit bad that I'm actually considering exploiting her to get some money to put away for college. To put the younger one in pagents seems a bit less tawdry.

Well, enough of this. It will be interesting to see what/if anything actually comes of this. And I'm getting my eyebrows waxed tomorrow for the first time. Daughter (who had it done in the summer) assures me that it will be fine. My mother is treating. Who thought that eyebrow waxing would ever be a gift on my horizon.

7 Responses to “Breaking out the cards to shamelessly exploit my child”

  1. M E 2 Says:

    5'7" and 90 lbs is grossly UNDERweight. She needs some food and a doctor. :-/

  2. laura Says:

    She's always been int he 75% for height and 25% for weight since birth. She sees the doctor regularly and menstruates, she that is just her metabolism and dimensions. Smile

  3. Amber Says:

    I was a 100lbs until I took weight gaining pills but I ate what ever I wanted. Also I don't think it's exploitation if it's some thing she likes-- good luck and have fun Smile

  4. MonkeyMama Says:

    I am sure she is quite healthy. Wink (Uber thin genes and high metabolism run in our family, so I've certainly heard comments like that before. The irony is more food certainly wouldn't do anything - the skinnier they are the more they eat - certainly in my family. With these super high metabolisms, if you eat more you just burn more. I Was on some diet to gain weight for a surgery and I Was never even able to gain one ounce. I think the goal was 5 pounds or so and I could not even deliver one ounce after several weeks of a gain-weight-fast diet. Of course, people come in all shapes and sizes).

  5. frugaltexan75 Says:

    I had a roommate in college who could eat and eat and eat ad nauseum and not gain an ounce. It was very frustrating to her because she was rail thin. It was very frustrating to me because well, I wasn't rail thin. Big Grin I ate maybe a third of what she did ... Of course, it's caught up to her now and she's finally found those pounds she was looking for in college, plus some.

  6. snafu Says:

    If your daughters are excited and enthused about participating in open auditions or pageants [younger] I think parent should support their efforts.

    Should DD1 be successful and gain a contract, you will need to make it clear at get-go that earnings are primarily for college fund and negotiate perhaps 10% for spending. Modeling is more disciplined than portrayed so she needs a strong sense of her self worth to accept the rejection that is part of that profession.

  7. CB in the City Says:

    I'm envious of that metabolism!

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