Teen Mom Farrah Abraham is one prolific lady. The reality star and mom to 3-year-old Sophia has written a memoir about how her teenage dream has ended, and now, she's penned a children's book about her daughter's epic journey to give up her pacifier. Entitled Passy Perfume, the book isn't about teaching girls to be gracious about inevitable flatulence, though, come on, with a title like that, what did you expect me to think, and is instead about Farrah's decision to bribe the binky out of Sophia's cold, hard talons.
Evidently, Farrah told Sophia that she could get a bottle of perfume if she handed over the pacifier. Either this book teaches toddlers mad bargaining skills, or it teaches toddlers that you get rewarded with pretty presents when you wear. Mommy. Down.
Now, I'm not a parenting expert, but perfume? For a toddler? Might as well give her some red nail polish and sit her on a white rug. Sounds like a smelly disaster waiting to happen, but really, OK, that's neither here nor there.
I guess the issue at hand is whether or not the book teaches a valuable, worthwhile lesson. Seeing as the book drops next week, I can't speak to exactly how the story goes, but it sounds like, in the end, after some shared misery, Sophia gets a gift for putting up a hard fight.
And you know, I don't think I'd want to read that story to my toddler. I feel like I'd say "the end," and they'd just look up at me with disgust and resentment since they didn't get squat for obeying Mommy and Daddy's strict pacifier embargo.
Maybe the book would've been better had it been about a girl's tale of farting.
Would you read Passy Perfume to your toddler?
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