Trying to explain to a grandmother and great grandmother the importance of keeping my child out of a bikini at the age of 22 months is not only difficult, but shouldn't be required. If a parent says "no bikinis" why is it poopoo'd by grandparents?
Our children are sexualized at a very early age in this society. It disgusts me that it starts as early as 22 months. She isn't even 2! The more I type about this, the angrier I become. As a mother I am supposed to protect my child. I should be able to leave her alone with her grandparents for 30 minutes without worrying about a "fashion show" in a bikini, complete with photographs!
Grandma & Great Grandma had been told SEVERAL times that as parents we did NOT want our daughter wearing a bikini. We absolutely do not approve. After I reminded them AGAIN when I saw what they were doing my ideas were dismissed as silly. When it comes to the over sexualization of our kids I don't think there is such a thing as "over protective."
The bikini has been confiscated and the photographs deleted.
The more I think about it, the more pissed off I become.
What's next, are you going to feed her a peanut? (She's allergic but I'm sure that's just me being over protective.)