One Mumsnet user has outraged other parents by asking if she’s ‘being unreasonable’ to start a fund for her daughters nose job.
The bizarre idea apparently came from the fact that she noticed her ‘daughter looks like she is going to take after her father in the nose department’.
The original poster explains that her ‘husband has a very large nose.’
‘I like it and think it makes him look handsome. He really doesn’t like it.’
She continues, ‘Am I being unreasonable to put some money aside each week incase she wants a nose job when she is older? Obviously she would still be gorgeous to me. I’m just concerned she will be self conscious as other people make remarks to husband and he had been teased about it in the past.’
The general consensus from other mums on the forum was that, yes, she was being very unreasonable.
In fact, some thought the question must have been a joke!
‘Don’t forget to start saving for implants for her 18th,’ quipped one angry parent, whilst another said simply, ‘You can’t possibly know what a baby’s nose will look like when she’s an adult!’
‘How mortified will she feel when she finds out you’ve been saving for cosmetic surgery since she was a baby?’ asked another.
And some savvy parents pointed out that it’s always a great idea to start saving young – but money for uni, a gap year or a car would be much more productive.
‘It’s your job to make her feel beautiful and have a great sense of self worth regardless of her nose,’ said one. ‘Save for her to go to university or whatever she wants to do instead. If she ever finds out you have a nose job fund that’s her self esteem and your relationship destroyed.’
Not everyone was quite so offended though, with one user expressing that she could see where the original poster was coming from.
‘This is so sweet of you. You will love her nose and hopefully so will she!’ said one user. ‘Saying that though, DP and I have pretty big noses and I have the odd daydream of giving birth to an elephant when we finally have kids.’
‘I know two friends who had nose jobs at 18 and it truly changed their lives for the better. Perhaps save for her a little nest egg she can have when she’s 18 – towards uni, a car, going travelling, a house, or plastic surgery if she’s that way inclined!’