Mamas, Don't Let Your Daughters Grow Up to Be Pippa Middleton
When they offered little girls their own Kate Middleton doll, I said OK. She's a classy girl. We can handle this. But I'm going to have to draw the line at Pippa Middleton dolls for little girls.
I'm sorry! But I just don't get it. She is one hottie with a body. But am I the only mom who wants to be able to tell her kid that this ripped from real life doll represents something more than sex appeal?
Here we are hating on Barbie at every turn for her big boobs and impossibly tiny waist, and people are all agog over Pippa, like she's got something more to offer our girls. She's a socialite who works occasionally for her parents' party planning biz. Wow, what aspirations we have for our daughters!
I admit I'm one of those scandalous mothers who did not rouse her daughter for crumpets and tea and mother/daughter bonding during the royal wedding. I've avoided sharing much of the glitz and glamour of the royal lifestyle with my kid in favor of sharing the Disney princesses ... mostly because I can tell her they aren't real and mean it. Allowing a kid to indulge in fantasy is a lot easier when you have solid evidence that it's just that. It's fun. Fluff. They can't really grow up to be a mermaid princess.
And yet, I can't say I'm immune to the charms of the fabulous booty that followed her soon-to-be-a-princess big sister down the aisle. Pippa is quite the foxy lady. I'll look to her for style tips and general gossipy fun. Retract your claws Pippa fans, I don't hate the girl. It's not her fault her sister hooked up with one of the world's most eligible bachelors and asked her to be in her wedding. It's not her fault adult women can't get enough of her!
But as an old fuddy duddy mummy, I can put the fluff and nonsense in context. Kids can't. They see a woman who has engaged the world with a pretty face. Then someone gives her to them in doll form. Suddenly she's their hero ... and you can't even tell them it's fake because it isn't. Pippa is real! But so far, she's not much of a role model.
Sorry, ladies. But I don't want my daughter to grow up to be Pippa. How about you?
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