Friday, May 27, 2011

Follow Your Dreams....But Don't Be Stupid!!!

Alright I admit it I watch some reality shows...(not faithfully and I only watch the auditions)

With that being admitted... PARENTS please do yourself and your children a favor and let them know they CANNOT sing, dance, etc, etc...

I love watching all of the clueless people audition for American Idol, and So You Think You Can Dance.  But what really bothers me is that there are parents standing there getting angry, upset, down right mad that the Judges have the "nerve" to well judge their babies.  That is what they are there for, right?

It is up to us as parents to let our children know that they have the ability to do anything they want.  However, this can only go so far.  I am a parent who believes that my children are GREAT, at everything they do, however, I will draw the line at letting them go on national television and making a complete fool out of themselves (and me). 

I would hope that I would have the ummmm (balls) courage to let them know that maybe this particular talent that they "think" they possess doesn't really suit their future.  I know without a doubt that my daughters will be great at whatever they choose for future career, but I am not so blind as to see that they WILL NOT be the next pop star, or back-up dancer. 

I would feel like more a failure as a parent if I let my child think that they have a shot at being one of these fame hungry idiots, rather than just sitting them down and letting them know that it is great that they LOVE to _____(insert whatever show/audition here), but maybe they should just keep that as a hobby, and focus their energies on something a little more realistic that won't embarrass them in front of millions of people.

I know I sound like a hard-a**, and I'm really not.  But come on parents stop letting your child go on thinking that they are so good, and then heart broken when someone (should have been you) tells them the truth.

So I guess the moral of the story is PARENTS:
Encourage your children to follow their dreams...but don't be stupid and let them think they are soooo good that nobody could think any different.

(by the way I really do LOVE my kids and know that they are great at everything they do....but America doesn't need to witness all of their "talents")


Anonymous said...


I swear to you I was just discussing this same thing with my Mom.

I'm a very nurturing yet forthright parent. You're doing your kids a favor. If they sing like a dying cat...don't tell them they're the next Celine's just not right!

Great it!

amygrew said...

This should be added to the parenting manual that everyone should be required to read while pregnant.

Mad Mind said...

I think one of the most valuable lessons we can teach our children is how to fail. How else do you learn to have goals and strive for more?

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