Proving, once again, that fact is stranger by far than fiction, a grandmother recently asked me what she should do about her daughter-in-law who is determined to do everything possible to turn the first grandchild, a three-year-old girl, into the next Lady Gaga. Or Carrie Underwood. The daughter-in-law has the hapless child - who obviously has no say in the matter - enrolled in voice and acting lessons. Dance begins imminently. The child already performs in Little Miss Pageants, has her hair done by a professional stylist, and is already learning to walk in high heels.
"I'm just so sad for my granddaughter," grandma said. "Is there anything I can do to stop this insanity?"