It seems like every time I see a photo of Mariah Carey with daughter Monroe, the baby girl is wearing what writers keep referring to as "fashion glasses." It's as if people think Mimi puts a pair of specs on her baby because it's trendy, not because the little girl has a vision problem. Come on, even Mariah Carey can't be that much of a diva, can she?
We're talking real glasses, not sunglasses. On a BABY! Doesn't that concept scare anyone else?
Every time I saw a baby sport specs when my daughter was younger, I would have a mini panic attack. "What if that happens to her?" I'd think.
It wasn't her vision I was worried about. Not really. My husband and I both have craptacular eyes, so we know what's in the cards for our kid. But both of us were in elementary school before the glasses fairy came to visit.
No, my real worry was how to keep glasses on a baby. I had a hard enough time keeping a sunhat on her when we went outside. I kept picturing a pair of spectacles that she needed for her vision and that we needed to keep (a lost sunhat is no big deal, a lost pair of expensive glasses on the other hand ....) being ripped off and thrown.
I could also envision my daughter, who hated having anything on her head, crying. A lot. And I wondered how I'd ever deal with the look she'd give me.
I know, this is a lot to have thought about when you consider my kid never actually had to wear glasses. But I'm nothing if not an angst-ridden worrywart.
So I have to say it again. I have thought this all through. Glasses on a baby just for fashion? That's ludicrous!
I don't care how much money Mariah Carey has or how much of a diva people say she is, she seems like a loving mom. I don't see her as the type to drive herself insane trying to keep glasses on a kid or to torture a poor kid who hated the glasses ... unless it was absolutely necessary.
At least ... I hope not.
What do you think of the people who keep referring to Monroe Cannon's glasses as part of her "fashion"? Can you imagine making your baby wear glasses that weren't absolutely necessary?
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