The other day Kira asked me for $20 so she could go to the mall and buy some desperately-needed Lady Gaga paraphernalia. As I handed it over I thought to myself, "What kind of commercialized environment am I bringing my kids up in?" It made me sad that my girls felt that the path to happiness could only be found through an overpriced t-shirt from Hot Topic. I think a tear may have even fell into my four-dollar double cappuccino.
Then I read that Suri Cruise, daughter of Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise, has her very own iPad. Along with having a purported $3 million wardrobe and over a 100 pairs of shoes, it appears the four-year-old also has the much-coveted new Apple product. After I heard about this, I thought to myself, "What kind of deprived environment am I bringing my kids up in?" It made me sad to think that I couldn't afford to buy each of my girls a $500 media-consumption device. I started to cry harder into my six-dollar caramel macchiato.
I'm thinking of switching to decaf from McDonalds.