Jodi - posted on 05/04/2012 ( 69 moms have responded )
Joy, this is my sorry attempt for you! lol
This is spawned from the rental wedding cake thread. So many people seemed really put off from the idea of a fake cake, but really, so many people do things in their day to day lives that are fake, Fake, FAKE!
Examples: Make-up, hair dying/highlighting, girdles/corsettes or whatever they're called now, push-up bras, acrylic nails, boob jobs, tummy tucks etc etc etc.
Now don't get me wrong, I don't see a problem with someone wanting to do these things, do what makes you feel good about yourself, I myself wear make-up (although rarely) and have dyed my hair when younger. BUT, a fake cake for ONE day is tacky...but no one seems to mind someone faking their hair color, body size or what not every single day?
So, at what point does presenting a false image, be it at a wedding, or in day to day with hair, nail etc etc become tacky to you? At what point is about yourself and what point does it become about show for others? For me, it's when someone has put SO much effort into themselves it appears that it's really just for attention, not to make themselves feel good about themselves. You know those ladies, theater style make-up, hair that is so obviously white blonde and brittle from the bleach and boobs that they can rest their chin on they're pushed so far up. I am not talking about women who are naturally blonde or are naturally well endowed, the difference IMO is obvious between these two types based on the whole package. But then again, who am I to say that these measures don't make them feel good about themselves? Guess I'll never know, but I think it looks tacky.