I’ve been told that I need to get my kids into modelling because they are just so beautiful. While I emphatically agree that they are the most beautiful things on the face of the planet, (and no I don’t think I’m biased in the slightest bit), child modelling has always kind of freaked me out a bit. Seth and I briefly discussed it, and I put it out of my head. Until I saw these…
We were bathing Knox and Riya just totally stole the show (until she started creaming the dining room chairs with aqueous cream). How beautiful is this kid?!
So I know that I am totally biased and to me our kids truly are the most adorable beings on the planet but what if other people saw the beauty in them too? Could it work for them? To be honest I’m really not sure how I really feel about it… Here are my thoughts and I would really welcome yours too especially if you have explored your options with regards to your kids.
What am I getting them into? This is huge for me. This industry is renowned for making people not love themselves for who they are just because they don’t fit the anorexic model criteria. I don’t want to make my children even more exposed to this than they would already be, by just picking up a magazine. That being said, it may open up even more opportunities to talk to them about how imperfect the world is and how God loves us regardless of this.
What about exposure? We’ve all heard stories about kids being in situations that no one should ever find themselves in. Or what if you don’t agree with a particular advert? Would this be exposing them to this? To be honest I don’t think so. I would never let anyone of them out of my sight and I would personally take them to each and every casting.
What will this do to their personality? This is a hard one. Both girls are quite painfully shy. Maybe it will bring them out of their shells a bit. I would try my very best to not make them full of themselves.
I really don’t know though. I feel like I need to at least have explored it as an option and if it doesn’t work then so be it. All funds that they earn will be put into an account for them to use later in life so I’m not doing this for me. I have checked our a website of quite a well known agent in Cape Town and it looks very respectable although according to their frequently asked questions it could be a lot of hard work.
If you have any experience in this, then please let me know!