~my thoughts about life~

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Living in a Dream World

Has anyone seen this show called Outrageous Kid Parties?  This is absolutely the most ridiculous thing I've ever seen!  The show doesn't tell what the parents do for a living, but these are not fabulously wealthy celebrities we're talking about here.  The family on last night's show lived in a very nice home but drove a mini-van and a non-luxury sedan car.  The little girl, Aniston (how is that for a wanna-be name?), was a total spoiled brat whose mother was trying to live vicariously through her.  The sad thing was that she had other children who seemed to get lost in the shuffle.  The older son was beginning to act out in retaliation of being ignored.  It was truly so sad and pitiful.

The result was a party for an 8-year-old that cost over $29,000!  That is a figure that some families must live on annually and it was blown in a couple of hours.  The mother rented a Hummer limo, a red carpet, paparazzi, a ferris wheel, and a rock band to entertain her 100+ guests, supposedly all without the knowledge of her husband.  She took her daughter for a spa day, modeling lessons, and rock star training.  She kept mentioning how she could see "a little Miley" in her daughter.  Hmmm....talk about rose-colored glasses!

And the saddest part of the whole story was the indecipherable speech impediment that the poor child had.  There were subtitles at the bottom of the screen for most of her dialogue.  If that clueless mother would take the thirty grand she spent on one day and invest it in speech therapy, her daughter would be a much better person because of it.  The way she's spoiling her daughter is turning her into a monster who is never going to learn to cope with the reality of life.

The whole story made me thankful for how I'm grounded in the real world.  I would rather give my children love, support, education, and valuable life lessons than limousines, fireworks, tattoos, and two-thousand dollar cakes.


k said...

I watched about 15 minutes of that show once and had to turn the channel. It was just kind of hard to watch and to stomach.

And while I watch some reality television shows, I think because it dealt with kids and excess and bizarre-o parenting--I couldn't handle it.

GrammyK said...

Trying not to gag here!! Pathetic!! I'm totally happy to not have TV in our home!! :-) (We have a dvd for videos with our TVless TV) I guess I could point this waste out to my DH when he gets frustrated with my over-extravagent $50 per child policy in our totally stressed out budget (at this point!). :-) giggle!

Kimberly said...

That's incredible! I never would have imgined there are people like that out there.

Theresa said...

Ha! I thought it was bad around here! Moms around here are always in competition for their kids parties. Hotels. Concerts. All day theme parks. All weekend sleepovers with shopping, salons, hibachi, mani-pedis, etc. My girls were then embarrassed that I said to have a few girls sleep over and we would get pizza and ice cream cake!

There are some moms that I just ...can't relate to at all.

Linda said...

I think that if I watched a show like this, I'd develope a severe pain in my stomach. This is totally outrageous.

The sad thing is that we, the general public, will have to put up with this person when she grows up from the spoiled, self-centered child she is to the spoiled, self-centered adult she'll become.

And we'll have to foot the bill for the older son's incarceration when he turns into a psychopath because he was ignored while his mother over-indulged his sister. Sheesh!!!