The Road to Nationals

The road to nationals is paved with lots of anticipation. We are preparing for Brennan to participate in the All American Girl & Boy Pageant this weekend in Stamford, CT. I tried on his tuxedo and he looked adorable. I am impressed. My husband and I made a beautiful baby boy. I’m just trying to understand how he will react with a limited nap schedule on Saturday. He has a full day and my son (like his mother) needs a lot of sleep. We are blessed to be able to have our family and friends including Brennan’s godmother and god brother attending the pageant. He’s going to have a lot of loved ones wishing him on.

My Two Cents:
I must tell you though that I am a little disheartened by the response to TLC’s “Toddlers & Tiaras”. After watching this show in March, I decided to enter my son in a pageant. Boys by definition don’t have to do much. Put on a cute outfit and walk the runway. My son could be the next African American supermodel after Tyson Beckford. While I understand the outrage regarding the glam pageants that mothers put their daughters into, please understand it is personal choice. Everyone has a right to choose how to parent their children. Believe it or not some of these kids want to do the pageants. The pageant that Brennan is participating in happens to be an all natural pageant. Children are not allowed to wear make-up, false lashes, flippers, etc. They are to look like children. Other pageants are designed to be glamorous. There are not pedophiles sitting in the audience praying on the little girls as they walk across the stage. Pageant locations are not advertised and guests are only allowed in if they know one of the participating contestants. Pageant Directors are very concerned about the safety of their children and they don’t want strange men or women lurking around them. So, when you see men and women in the audience who may look strange, remember they are the invited guests of some pageant participant or their parent.

A sick child by any other name is still a sick child…

Okay, so Brennan has been getting sick off and on since birth. His latest bout of illness was pink eye and a virus. We got a script for the pink eye and was told that the virus would just have to pass. Well it passed alright. It passed directly to me. I got sick and it developed into a severe upper respiratory infection. I’m on 3 different meds. It sucks, but at least the baby is not sick anymore.

We are prepping for Nationals! The All American Girl & Boy Pageant will be held in Stamford, CT on August 1st & 2nd. We are hoping to bring home the gold! Brennan won the regional pageant in May and qualified for Nationals. We are truly blessed and happy for our little one. Thanks to all of our family and friends who were able to donate ad space for the pageant. I will let you know how it goes.

Here’s a picture from his regional pageant in May.