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in thinking more about this, I think I'd rather my child's story be:
"No matter what, my mom always believed in me. Noone else thought I could make it, but my mom always supported me."
"my mom told me i was a lousy singer/soccer player/basketweaver, so even though I loved it, I never did it again."
Homeschooling mama to 6 year old DD.
|So many people on American Idol actually think that they can really sing well. It amazes me that not even their friends have told them that they are not particularly talented in singing. I mean so many of them are absolutely horrible singers. I think it's actually mean to let them make fools of themselves. If that happened to me, I would ask my friends/family why they didn't tell me the truth.|
|I wouldn't tell them they were BAD at it, but I also wouldn't give them false hope by complimenting their talents, etc.|
Slightly OT....but I was struck by the one 16 year old kid who was turned down, went outside, started crying, and then said "But I wanted to start out famous!" and his Mom patted his back and said "you will be famous. you will be."
Um, is that really a realistic goal? Just to be 'famous'??? Eh, I"m not wording this exactly how I want it - but it just struck me that even more than wanting to sing, etc, etc, he wanted to be famous, and AI does seem to attract that. Kinda sad imo.