Friday, November 19, 2010

My daughter loves her hair

It's great. It really is. It's just that, well, Sesame Street had to tell her. After 3 whole years of teaching my beautiful litlle girl to love herself, a muppet sang a song about it and 2 minutes later, she is the embodiment of healthy self esteem.

I mean, it's not like she had esteem issues before. I just wonder why the freaking muppet was able to instill a life lesson in under 5 minutes. Is that not weird to anyone else?
Maybe I could be a little more understanding if the muppet were famous, like Elmo or Dora or somebody. But no, it's just random muppet girl dancing and singing about her gorgeous locks.
For the record. I truly appreciate the message. And I know there are tons of children who need to see characters like them on tv. I understand and I agree. Heck, it would have been nice to see some brown faces with kinky curly tresses on tv shows growing up. I wanted to be Punky Brewster. I couldn't get my hair in the 2 ponytails, had she had afro puffs perhaps I would have had a chance. I guess I am jealous that a muppet got to teach my baby something that I just KNEW she would get from me. Hell, I've loved her hair since she was born.

I should probably shut up. At least she's not watching South Park.

1 comment:

  1. Krissy, check out my best friend from college has started a business geared toward teaching children the idea of "loving yourself the way you are". Her first published book is called "I love my cotton candy hair" and her daughter charlie (my goddaughter :)) is the character. She is also has t-shirts, stationary other books in the making which tackle other issues for young ones...check out her site! im sure you'll love it