There’s something so frightening about parents who think their children are perfect. Ever since Victoria Beckham birthed Harper Seven Beckham, I feared she’d be one of those overindulgent mother who would let Harper lounge around during her toddler years, drinking from juice boxes and playing with toys.
But thankfully she pulled her act together and got Harper on the right path before it was too late. With the whole-hearted approval of her husband David Beckham, Vicki enrolled 15-month-old Harper in dance classes. It’s never too soon to start building muscle strength in baby legs and developing discipline in baby minds. I bet Harper will think twice now before she reaches for that dessert, especially after she sees herself in the mirror doing arabesques in her form fitting leotard.
Our good friends across the pond at The Sun spoke to someone who spoke to someone else who knows a guy who met this girl and they have the following information at their disposal:
Victoria and husband David signed her into a nearby school so that she’ll be doing Spice-Girls-style high-kicks in time for her second birthday.
A source said: “Victoria and David have got all their children into hobbies at a very young age.
“The boys have been kicking footballs about since they could walk so it made sense to get Harper into dancing.
“Plus, Victoria thinks she’ll look cute in dance outfits in the school’s end-of-term shows.”
While some people may think that 15-months is too young to be getting involved in dance classes, I think it’s almost too late. While I’m no child development expert, I did see the documentary Baby Geniuses and I like to think I know a think or two about the way babies work.
That’s why I feel comfortable saying that babies should be signed up for extracurriculars as soon as their lungs take their first fresh breath of human air. Muscles don’t develop themselves and it’s really only giving children a disadvantage to act like they need to be able to walk to play a sport.
After all, I think we all know that the best athletes got their start before they got weaned from their mother. And that’s why from breast to best is a popular saying in locker rooms across the country. Or so I heard in my support group for children who’s parents pushed them so little and so late that they turned into bloggers.