Thursday, June 03, 2010

Daily Celebrity Dropping: Suri Cruise Has Her Own iPad and Other Injustices

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.
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  1. A little perspective is always a good thing, isn't it? I'm sure Kira will fare much better than poor Suri Cruise, who's going to be the biggest head case when she grows up...and not just b/c of the inflated materialism.

  2. I can't believe how iuntelligent your daughter is, but you have to be care cuz if you give her always what she wants, she is gonna become on a spoiled girl.


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