Trying SO hard not to get all stage mom OT

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tialee's picture
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Trying SO hard not to get all stage mom OT

So ot but had to tell you all.
Jasmin just got a call that they want her for a national tv commercial. Good thing is it pays thousands (for schooling) bad thing is she has to meet with them today in Chicago and she is home from school cause she had a fever last night but is better today. I asked Jasmin if she wanted to go, and she said "Not today mom" WHAT!!!!!! She said she will go tomorrow but the thing is it is today or nothing.
When I started her in modeling I promised myself I would never go all stage mom on her or make her do anything she would not want to cause I think it is so sad when I see those type of parents but COME ON this is a commercial! I said okay and bit my tounge and told modeling no thanks but it was SO hard. Please tell me I am doing the right thing. I know I am but it is so hard to not take this job. Oh well atleast I am keeping my promise Smile

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Tia, you are doing the right thing and she'll thank you for it when she's older. You're letting her do this while it's fun for HER and that's what matters.

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Did you explain to her that it's today or nothing? I totally understand but at the same time, it'd be an awsome thing for her to be in a commercial.

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Did you tell the modeling people it's because she's not feeling well? Because it sounds like that's the issue. If they really want her, they'll ask again. You really ARE doing the right thing by not forcing her, you're a good mom.

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You're doing the right thing, but I agree that you should have told them she wasnt feeling good and maybe they could have rescheduled. She'll really appreciate not being made to do any of the modeling stuff.

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Wow...I agree, you are a fantastic mom Tia!! I can only imagine how hard that is...a national commercial...OMG!! That is such an awesome opportunity for her. Maybe they'll call back for a different one, I mean there's thousands of commercials right? LOL Hang in there mom!!

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Yes, I told them she was not feeling well and when I told Jazz it was only today she said " MOM, if they really want me they will ask again." I guess she is right and now that I really think about it I feel good for not being pushy with her. Thanks for the support Smile

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"tialee" wrote:

Yes, I told them she was not feeling well and when I told Jazz it was only today she said " MOM, if they really want me they will ask again." I guess she is right and now that I really think about it I feel good for not being pushy with her. Thanks for the support Smile

You did the RIGHT thing! She is right too! They'll call her again, if they want her. Good for you! That's so exciting though...KUP ok?! Yahoo

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Yes Tia you did the right thing. You do not want to push her to do these things. If she wanted to do it she would have and she is also completely right. if they really want her then they will call you again.

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I am sure they will call again! And you totally did the right thing...she will continue to enjoy it instead of feeling like it is a chore and she has to do it. If you push her she will begin to resent it and it won't be good for her or you. So perfect job handling it! But I can understand how tough it was because it is awesome that they called her!

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I commend you for letting her make her own decisions. That shows your strength of character. You know what they say- one door closes and another door opens, right? Your daughter is absolutely beautiful, I'm sure she didn't pass on her last offer.

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Oh that must have been tough, but you are a great mom! I don't doubt that the opportunity will come again.