When kids watch their favorite television shows they see all the positive aspects of what it takes to become famous. "Oh I can easily do that!" They say. Most kids these days don't realize the sacrifices that are involved in just getting started much less once the ball starts rolling. Very few kids dedicate themselves in going all the way. One thing that drives me crazy is those parents that force their children into becoming a cash cow. You know spray tanning their kids, yelling and screaming at them to do something they never wanted in the first place, making them wear makeup, and turning a three year old into a forty year old. Have you ever seen the show Toddlers and Tierra's? Yuk! Hey parents! Your kids are not robots! Just because you made them it doesn't mean you own their lives! So many people try to live their lives through there children. When it comes to my daughter that is not the case. My dream for my children is that they follow their hearts and dreams all they way. My kids happiness is number one. When my daughter came to me and told me that this was her dream I didn't run out and start entering her into pageants. I simply sat back and watch to see if it was a phase. It took about five years for me to believe this was my daughters true passion. Once I realized that I moved forward with all my might. To know me is to love me or hate me. Why do I say that? Let me explain... I am a never ending puzzle of imagination and secrets. I absorb everything around me and marinate in all the good and expel all of the bad. I am direct and strong willed but I know my limits and I do not take risks for the sake of self gratification. I asked God to make me a mother and promised to be good at it. I am aimed at not disappointing him. Now getting back to my daughter. I know that at the age of ten a child can change there point of view in life. Today she may want to be a superstar but tomorrow she may want to be a doctor. I keep this in mind when I go through this process and I say we will take it day by day. Before I initially started this my husband and I went over all the hard work, sacrifices, and dedication with our daughter and we told her this was her opportunity to get out, That once we started there was no turning back. We explained that this was team work and that this wasn't a game. After telling her all this we gave her a week to process it and we would reconvene the following week for her to give us a heart felt answer. We also promised her we would support her either way. A week later she said " Mom and Dad I want this more then anything! I promise I will give it my all but I cannot promise I will be what they want.". I knew then we were in for an adventure. I know as we go along in this process we will have skeptical people who laugh amongst themselves and say this is all hype and nothing will come of it. Truthfully maybe they are right. No one truly knows the day they will be discovered. Some get discovered on the internet, some get discovered at work, some get discovered in alleyway's, and some get discovered by chance. I teach my children to live their lives always with a co pilot. That co pilot is God. If it is his will then he will make the way. I say this and close with an. Amen.
Sleeping all of my frustrations away I prepared myself for a new day with a new mind set. Get the kids off to school, clean the house, pay bills, and get to working on my promise. About four cups of coffee and an hour into my research I come across this website called Starlets Baby Modeling. I said to myself I am going to go through this with a fine toothed comb. I check them out for scams and my research turns out clear, I check out community chats, clear!, looking good so far.. I check out video tutorials of moms who have experienced this company and I realize that this could just be our key to open the door. So I will try it . I filled out the questionnaire and sent five pictures I took from my phone. That's all they want. day by day I would wake up with anticipation for acceptance of my daughter once again. Checking my emails to see if anything came in. I wanted this more then anything but I had my guard up. I checked out every possible way to find something wrong with this company and I simply couldn't. Starlets is a baby modeling and talent agency that acts as the middle man for agents, managers, and scouts. Its who you know right? What this company does is it takes all of your information after you submit it to see if your child is the right fit for their representation. I had to take a leap of faith and I did! After about five days of emailing pictures and answering questions the agency had a local Starlets mom call me to answer any questions I had. Trust me I had questions!. After that they assigned a scout to call me. I was on the phone with my scout the next day. I was getting so excited again but I was still Leary. I mean who wouldn't be? I had to protect my child's heart here. As I was going through this phase I kept my daughter from knowing about it because I couldn't stand to see her hurt again. I was very pleased at what the scout had to say. As the scout and I were chatting away he mentioned to me that Starlets is the back stage pass for qualified children who cannot find any other way to get into this industry. Agents simply will not take people off of the streets! So of course there was a fee. Was it $6000? like the last place? No! It was extremely minimal compared to that and to be honest I would be more skeptical if this service was free. anyways I paid the small fee and took the risk. Oh man I am glad I did!