As I said in my last post I would tell you about my experience with a pageant! I have never been one of those moms who want to flaunt my children, so when my 2 almost 3 year old came to me one day (after catching me watching a show about it) if she could "dress up like those girls and go on stage". I promptly said no way! After sleeping on it I did some research, and happened to find one in my area that was Sunday's best, and judged off of personality. I under no circumstance was going to make my child look like a doll. When I told Layla about it she was really excited about it, and my oldest also decided that she wanted to do it also. So I sent in the paperwork and fees. I actually found them both very cute dresses to wear for $10 a piece, and was going to do their hair like I do everyday. So the day comes I ask them one last time "Are you sure you want to do this?" of course the both quickly say yes.
Layla is in the two year age group, and when it is time we take our place in line next to the stage, and this being my first time doing this I have no clue what to do so I ask on of the other moms. She told me "Tell her to walk and stand on the X's on the stage" Layla is 3rd to go out on stage, and I walk with her, I have to say that little girl rocked it like she had done it all her life. She smiled dropped my hand and just did it! After she was done we take our place behind the curtain, and wait for the other girls to finish. Then this stand out in my mind so much that it makes me sick to my stomach just to write about it. A few girls after Layla was a 2 year old who pitched a fit on stage, and did not want to be there. When her and her mother got behind the curtain the mom says "Well that did not go so well did it" at this point her daughter is crying, and says "Can I have a hug mommy?' he mother then says "No don't touch me you are in time out", and the very forcefully pushes her daughter into the wall. I was mortified Layla looks at me and says "Mommy she was naughty right?" I did not even know what to say to her, thankfully I did not have to cause it was time to go back on stage to be judged and crowned. Layla made 3rd runner up, but was more interested in the candy bag that she got. It was not until the candy was all gone that she realized she got a trophy and a sash (stash as she calls it).