Friday, January 29, 2010

People in Glass Houses....

I'm heading out on the road today and since I'm not sure when I'll be able to post, I decided to crank one out before Mom and I hit the road. We're going to visit Great Grandma Chapman, Great Aunt Neecy and Great Uncle Tim. Grandma Herbert will be there too so I guess she gets honorable mention as well. I'm very excited because I haven't been out to Beloit since September and my bag of tricks is quite a bit fuller now.

Anyway, I wanted to drop a quick note about the Regis and Kathie Lee Kelly Beautiful Baby Contest. I've mentioned it a few times in recent posts and it's official, I've been entered. Dad chose the lead picture from yesterday's post as the official pic (a pic so nice it's posted twice.)

Since this is my future we're talking about here, I thought I'd peruse the official rules to see what exactly I'm being signed up for. This line caught my eye:
"All entries will be judged based on the visual appeal of the baby"

Nice society, real nice. Where's the fable??? You expect me to grow up without body image issues when I'm already being judged (literally) based on my looks and I'm not even a year old. Yesterday a lady at allergy shots (not one of the nurses but some patient) goes, "Oh, look at those cheeks. She doesn't miss many meals huh?" Seriously? How would you feel if someone said it doesn't look like you miss many meals?!?! I mean, I don't miss many meals but I'm just barely above the 50th percentile in weight. THAT MEANS AVERAGE!

I better win (place or show) this contest otherwise my morals are being seriously bent for no reason. Hope you can sleep at night Mom & Dad!

Remember, you can't take it with you, but you can lick it so no one else can take it when you're gone.

Until Later,

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