Most of us look at a 3-year-old and we see absolute perfection. Teen Mom star Farrah Abraham, on the other hand, takes a look at daughter Sophia and sees a bunch of fuzzy caterpillars growing across the toddler's face. So what's a mom to do? Wax that unibrow, of course!
Yes. It happened. Farrah waxed her daughter's eyebrows. Her 3-year-old daughter's eyebrows.
Go ahead and manually push your jaw back up. I had to do it too.
I can't imagine telling a 3-year-old that anything about her body isn't up to par. That's how body dysmorphia begins for kids: when people criticize your body. It's scary enough to hear that 5-year-olds are going on diets. But here we have a 3-year-old who has already been told -- by her mother of all people -- that she's not up to snuff.
It's not exactly surprising considering Farrah's own history of plastic surgeries. But as a mom with her own serious body issues, I'm more aware that I have to be careful not to push these insecurities on to my daughter.
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Farrah, on the other hand, seems to think this is proof that she's a "good mom." The Teen Mom star 'fessed up about the whole eyebrow waxing incident on Sulia, explaining:
So here I am faced with a standout historical moment in motherhood when I can confirm to myself that my little, adorable, most cuddle-able cutie, baby girl has a Unibrow :( , I felt bad for her, and I started asking friends ... is this hair just going to fall out ... is it just hormones at this age?, well the hair didn't go away and others started saying it was here to stay.
Oooook. I can actually give her that she might worry whether the unibrow was going to stay. Sometimes we look at our young kids and see what they will look like as teenagers, and we worry what they'll have to deal with. I remember having a unibrow as a teenager and being uncomfortable about it until my cousin taught me to pluck.
That said, we're talking years and years in the future. This is where perspective is supposed to set in. You are supposed to come back down to earth and recognize that this isn't a problem now.
Not so with Farrah. She not only tried waxing Sophia's eyebrows, but when it inevitably went awry (Really, a toddler didn't like hot wax on her forehead? Such a surprise!), she decided to pluck those little hairs out of the wee one's head while she slept!
And to add insult to very painful, Farrah went on to drum it right into her kid's head that she didn't like the way the little girl looked before the whole ordeal:
The next morning I showed her and told her how well she did and she didn't even know. She was more intrigued now to be ok with upkeeping her non-unibrow. I could tell she was proud.
And so it begins ... this poor little girl is now on a path to try to achieve impossible "perfection." The only thing that can stop this is a mother who can figure out that her child is already perfect.
Is this a mom fail? What would you have done in Farrah's shoes?
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