Friday, February 29, 2008
I was in the gym 2 days ago and noticed an issue of Star Magazine. The cover story is "Suri's Strange World." According to the article, what makes Suri's world strange is that
1.) She doesn't watch television - Why let television raise your kid? Why enable a child to become a couch potato?
2.) She doesn't eat Happy Meals - So what if she doesn't eat Happy Meals? Childhood obesity is what's hot in the streets?
3.) She takes herbs rather than pharmaceutical drugs - So what if she takes herbs? Pill-popping isn't for everyone. If herbalists had a lobby, would this be an issue? If you didn't need a pill for headaches, body aches, constipation, depression, sleeplessness, energy, weight loss, appetite loss, confidence, tight shoes, or bullies, would this be an issue?
4.) She has Scientology play dates and most of her friends are Scientologists - This I don't like but, many people do a poor job of teaching their kids about diversity and tolerance.
Other than number 4, what's really wrong with her upbringing? I'm mad that they had a "cult expert" weighing in on this topic. Please. Is it a cult when members of older religions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam, etc.) act the same way?
It's not as though Suri's another Nixzmary Brown. This is ridiculous.
Suri's a pretty little girl.