Thursday, September 18, 2008

Heelarious

Heelarious "Her first High Heels" is a product created by two stay at home moms who wanted to be enterprising. They created soft High Heeled baby shoes. Let me say that again: HIGH HEELS FOR BABIES.

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Yes, they are funny. Don't you just want to puke from laughing so hard? The first time I saw them at a wholesale market, I laughed. They were generating quite the buzz. Grandmas don't have enough to spend their money on, apparently. So I laughed. But not in a "oh, those are too cute, let me get them for my neice!" kind of laugh. Rather, a "Oh my lord help the child whose parent buys them those!" kind of laugh.

Can't we let children be children any more? Maybe I have no sense of humour. Something says to me that allowing your daughter to begin wearing mock high heels, virtually at birth, is going to lead to a 6 year old begging for clear lucite platforms that light up for the junior dance. Also inappropriate. But how can you explain that to a child whose bronzed keepsake baby shoes are pink stilettos?

Check out this video showing the shoes in action, both crawling and walking. The video also features the product's creators talking about their motivation.

Lets just all agree to stop with the whole turn-your-baby-into-Carrie-Bradshaw shit, ok?

2 comments:

Baba Jeff said...

OK, that is NUTS. I have some issues with the romanticized ideas of childhood anyhow in that to a great degree childhood was institionalized by the Victorians and almost nonexistant as a concept before that. Whew, what a dorky sentence.

But I guess we can give the high heeled babies Bratz books when they're 8 just to help them along that much faster :)

Parents sure don't have it easy

jodyv said...

that is the saddest thing ever...that someone would actually seriously buy those for a BABY. c'mon. god I am glad I had a boy.