Friday, September 21, 2012

Here Comes Honey Boo-Boo


Three of my favorite little faces. I wish I could cover these faces with kisses. So nice to find this in my e-mail after a long day of outdoor chores. In case you have never read this before, these are my granddaughters, Maya, Zara and Jada.

You may be wondering about the title. If you have not seen this show on TLC yet, you must have heard all the talk. Saturday Night Live, the Today show, too. Makes me remember when Roseanne Barr came to the attention of everyone. Funny? Yes, but so distasteful. Outrageous, for sure.

Honey Boo-Boo is the youngest of the disrespectful brood of children. Her "attitude" may be cute to some, but I find her to be in need of some discipline. The other three children are in the background and are equally undisciplined. For some reason, he who watches very little TV, actually CHOOSES to watch this. He thinks it is hilarious and depicts a true portrait of southern living.

It is true that people in the south do, indeed, live like this ........ but every region has some that live of the edge of normalcy. They are the exception, not the rule. The "Mama" of this tribe is exploiting her family shamelessly and holding them up for ridicule. Is this some deranged attempt at popularity?

They enter the chunky little girl, Honey Boo-Boo, in beauty pageants and seem to spend an outrageous amount of money on dresses, make-up, and coaching for the child. Money that would be better spent on cooking nutritious food for the family. Their favorite meal is "sketti" topped with butter and ketchup. Wasn't real butter, but whipped margarine, just in case you may be thinking that were at least getting a dairy product. They are also fond of candy and those artificially flavored cheese balls that you can buy in those huge barrel shaped plastic jugs.

They don't eat at a table, prompting one of the daughters to quip, "don't need no table manners, don't eat at no table". The table is surrounded with plastic shelving units filled with the results of extreme couponing ......... mostly toilet tissue. This same table hosted a manners coach trying to teach the beauty pageant contestant some basic table manners. The older sister joined the lesson and asked if it would be okay to fart at the table. This lesson went by the wayside when the youngest met Miss Georgia and shared a meal with her and farted at the table, then announced it. Charming. She then said that Miss Georgia was pretty and she bet that Miss Georgia didn't fart.

This is all hilarious to my husband. I just can't get past the fact that this is not an SNL skit, it is a reality show and this woman is exploiting her children by making them the butt of a joke. And she can't cook!


This is a wedge of a stump end. I was torn between a watermelon wedge and a slice of pizza. Can't eat either one, but the watermelon is healthier ...... just in case Honey Boo-Boo reads this.

10 comments:

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

I refuse to watch that since I can barely even tolerate the commercials for it. Yuk!

Love the girls' picture! They're so adorable.

The watermelon wedge is super cute. You're so talented.

Pat said...

Your grandkids are adorable!

I hate most reality shows. This one sounds atrocious!

What a cute idea to paint a tree stump!

Joanne Noragon said...

Those little girls are worth watching. I can't do reality shows, unless you count American Pickers, and it may be getting a little too slick for me, so I can go back turning off the TV after the news.

Brian Miller said...

ugh....nah i got enough crazy kids at school much less watching them on tv....

pretty cool watermelon wedge you got there....smiles.

Mamma has spoken said...

You forgot about the pet pig pooping on that said table......

Lorenza said...

Your grandkids are beautiful!
Reality shows are.... ewwww....
We saw the commercials... not good for us....
As you said... there are public for everyone!
Take care
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Linda O'Connell said...

Your granddaughters are such cutie pies. I know how proud you must be. I watched one episode of that show and my draw dropped. The mama said her toes were too ugly for a manicure and so she had her socks painted with nail polish at the shop. Freaks, all of them!

Linda Starr said...

You've given such a good synopsis I never have to watch that show. Ha. My husband would love the show, he watches Jerry Springer which I can't stand. I like crime shows, it's the mysteries of solving that draws me I think and the psychology of the criminal. That's a super photo of your three grandchildren.

dkzody said...

Love the granddaughters. ARen't they just the best?

As for the show you mention, never heard of it and makes me thankful we don't have cable tv, which I am guessing this horrid show must be playing on. Actually, it could be on network tv and I would miss it as I never watch anything unless Terry tapes it ahead of time for me and fast forwards through the commercials. I am very spoiled.

Practical Parsimony said...

I have not watched the show, but I see clips on you tube and clips on the news and other programs. I see nothing cute about that disgusting little girl. Sketti? is butter and catsup. That is disgusing to feed chidren.

I imagine your grandchildren are charming and not out of control like this family.