This is out of pure curiosity - Are most pageant moms seriously like the ones on Toddler and Tiaras?
I'm curious to know - how many moms do this with their daughter(s)/son(s) or grandchildren.
Do you pay the kind of money that they portray in the show? If you do - do you put pageant money before bills? What's an average of what you spend on a single pageant? (practice, dresses/clothes, makeup, travel, ect.)
What made you start doing them? Were you a pageant kid/teen? Do you do 'glitz' or natural?
Are you only 'in it to win it' or are you also trying to teach your kids the values of winning/losing and working hard to obtain goals?
If you do put your child in pageants - do they enjoy them? Do you think it's a type of child abuse if you force your child to do something that they dislike. Do you consider putting makeup and blah blah on a child abuse?
And if you personally don't do pageants - how do you feel about them?