I look at Lindsay’s Mother, partying like a Rock Star. She is not independently rich but with Lindsay, she may never be poor……
Years ago, during my first Job as a Medical Transcriber for an MRI Center, I encountered a young girl, about 7 who was in and out of the Center for an MRI Scan. Report after report rendered her negative of any disease.
In the mean time, her parents, however charming they were, were also quite proud of their daughter’s life’s work. She was a Model. When they showed me her Portfolio, I could see that she had a face with even some recognition to me. She did Kid Commercials, geared towards Fashion and Fun Zones, you know, things like that. This was the 80s. Since she was so sweet and pretty I asked the Mother for a picture of her and she arrived with her Child’s next appointment with an Autographed Picture. Okay, that was nice.
The Radiologist said that “It’s a shame that this is her only way of telling the parents how she feels”. We figured we knew what he meant but asked him to delve. “There is absolutely nothing wrong with the child….she simply wants out”. That’s when everything came into place. All negative scans, healthy child. She needed a break or better yet, was modeling her calling or her Parent’s? A seven year old that wants a life outside of cutesy things and simply wants to act out as a little girl is so sad when she’s bound by two big parents with other MISSIONS in mind. You hear time and time again, these type of parents wanting their children to be in the Beauty Pageant business (the worst in my book) and saying that their Children can pull out any time they want to. Oh Really? Tell me a five year old that can do anything else but whine a bit and then get distracted by you and the twinkling and much revealing outfits, make-up and the thoughts of being living dolls – tell me these children can articulate exactly how they feel in a way that will make you change your mind about pushing them so hard? In fact, how do we ever know how they feel unless we take it slow? We are the Parents!
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