I was very happy when Larry Birkhead was proven to be the biological father of daughter, Dannielynn Hope Marshall Birkhead, who’s mother was of course, Anna Nicole Smith. There was something very underdog about him and there was a certain charm that just had me rooting for him. But now, I question some of his parenting tactics. While it’s nice to give children something to remember their parents by after they’re gone, I really have to wonder what Birkhead was thinking when he decided it was appropriate to buy some of Smith’s lingerie at an auction on Saturday. All to pass on to his daughter, of course. From US Magazine,
“Larry Birkhead paid nearly $3,000 at an auction Saturday for lingerie worn by late ex Anna Nicole Smith in a Playboy shoot.
Birkhead explained he paid $1,800 for a pink bustier and $1,000 for a white negligee because he wanted to give their 1-year-old daughter Dannielynn a keepsake of her mother.
“I have a lot of history I have to put together that she doesn’t really know about,” he told the Associated Press. “Playboy was such a big part of Anna’s career.
“You know, it’s not something I can show today, but something down the road,” he added. “It’s not going to be in any bedtime stories anytime soon.”
Birkhead was given sole custody of Dannielynn after Smith’s drug-induced death in February 2007. Dannielynn was named the sole heir to Smith’s estate.”
While I’m happy that he’s not hanging it up with all of her other toddler-wear, I wonder how she’ll feel about it even when she’s older? There’s just something so icky about the whole situation. Is he going to whip out those old mags too when Dannielynn starts to wonder about her mom? After all, “Playboy was such a big part of her life”. Showing pictures is obviously appropriate. Yuck!