Thursday, January 20, 2005

Million Dollar Baby

You know how people will go up to a woman in the grocery store or wherever and pat her rugrat on the head and say "oooooooh, he's so adorable, he should be a model" or some shit like that?

Well, most people just smile and say thank you. But my husband actually took the Kindly Grandmas of the world seriously, and he nagged me and nagged me until I made an appointment to meet with a talent agent.

They called back. James has "a great look" and he's "a great size" and his "eyes are really unusual," and they want to represent him.

I'm not sure what to do about this. Scott checked into the agency and they seem to be union-affiliated and not crooks. Their head shot policies are industry standard, and there's no denying that I've seen the little cuties on their website gracing the pages of the Bon-Macy's catalogue. So if we sign with them, they will probably put shorty on the cover of the Rolling stone, or at least the fifth page of the Bon Baby Days circular.

Can I do this? Can I pimp out my baby's rosy cheeks and oh-so-unusual brown eyes? Obviously, the money would go straight into his college fund. But my mother says that no child wants to work. Would he even recognize it as work? He loves chaos and other children, does that mean he would love a photo shoot?

Please post a comment of you have any advice and/or any experience with this.


At 11:42 AM, Blogger Grace said...

Do it. He's too young to know the difference. But when he gets old enough to say he wants to stop, listen.

At 7:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As long has he is having fun , why not? Is that a dream we all have, getting paid for doing something we enjoy?


At 3:39 PM, Blogger Smithie said...

Update: we actually tracked down a coworker of Scott's whose daughter had worked with the same agency, and they had only positive things to say about the experience. She made a few $$ and they have great mementos. But they did stop doing it as she got older, which is probably what we'll do too.

Thanks for your input!


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