If you've followed this blog at all you know there's one thing that Auntee and I hate more than anything:
You can say "my child wants to do this", "they love what they're doing", "I'm helping them follow their dream" all you want. But it's all B.S.
If you loved your kid you'd let them ride their bike on Saturday with their friends from school, and then have a sleepover complete with pizza and movies.
Jessica Sanchez' parents say "she's been singing since the age of 2"
I, coincidentally, have a 2 year old daughter. Know what she can sing? The ABCs, Party Rock, Twinkle Twinkle, Jingle Bells, Rock a Bye Baby, Moves Like Jagger, I'm a Little Teapot, Pumped Up Kicks, and about 86,000 more songs that never. end. I should probably pull her out of school and put her on TV, right? I mean, obviously she's going to be a star.
"Trained" at Theatre of Arts in Hollywood.
2 sit-down auditions with Warner Bros Records by 9.
Showtime at the Apollo at 10. (The description here brags that she did this performance on only 2 or 3 hours of sleep, due to the rigors of travel.)
Semifinalist on America's Got Talent at 11.
National anthem at the Chargers/Jets Monday Night Football
Released an album called Blessed at 12.
"Starred" in a Cricket Wireless commercial at 15.
My dilemma here is only that if she fails, her parents will blame her. And that she is, after all, a child. She didn't make these career choices.
I unabashedly say to her parents: Shame on You.