Dear Mrs. and Mr. Carter,
Today I headed for a meeting and choose the railway to get there. Sometimes this is really interesting in terms of meeting people, getting an additional hour of sleep or read some celebrity news – which was exactly what I did today. The Magazine I chose contains an article about how you bring up your child.
While reading the article I seriously gasped for air, something I hardly ever do since there’s not that much anymore to surprise me – but what I read made me head to my computer tonight and address a letter to you to express my sole opinion about how you treat your baby.
Officially you seemed to have announced in public: “Our Baby grows up normally”.
Yeah – SUUUUUUUURRRREEEEEE…..
Please, Mrs. and Mr. Carter, this is only my opinion here – but do you consider to following list “normal”??
$880 for a baby stroller unique model by Bugaboo
$10,000 for a baby high chair with Swarowski Rhine stones
$400,000 for a rocking horse made of gold
no price mentioned for a mini Bugatti baby car
$20,000 for a special unique baby bed and crib
not to mention ordering shoes by Christian Louboutin for a 3 months old baby…. (even I know babies grow out of shoes the moment they have tried them on for the first time.)
You are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars for a tiny little baby, even though gorgeous, cute and adorable, who’s too young to appreciate all that stuff at this time.
Human beings below their 3rd year don’t know how to store memory. Even Ivy Blue will be unable to remember she had those things. Of course, take a picture and show it to her later – but believe me – at this moment you’re just throwing money out the window. Even your little Ivy Blue will have as much fun rocking on a wooden horse than on one made of gold – she’ll be just as happy to race around in a plastic car than one made by Bugatti – she’ll be sleeping just as well in a regular healthy rectangle baby bed and crib and her food is tasting just as good to her sitting in a regular baby high chair without tons of expensive glitter attached….
What you are doing is not normal, what you are doing is surrounding Ivy Blue with pure luxury – you teach her she can have anything she wants no matter how much it costs – no matter she has no use for it. You are the first and best example for her with that list above. Believe me, Mrs. and Mr. Carter: that stuff you bought is only useful if you give it out for auction and donate the money to families who have troubles to FEED their kids!
If you’d like to know what (at least half way) “normal” is, please have a look at the list below:
$300 baby stroller – travel system (stroller and baby carrier in one)
$140 baby high chair
$250 crib and changer combo
$40 rocking horse
$40 baby push car for girls fisher price
$15 baby girl shoes
And believe me; even my list would undoubtedly make some mothers ask me when exactly I did lose my marbles about these prices?
(The prices I picked are to research on babies-r-us the online shop.)
You know, Mrs. and Mr. Carter. I personally think if you don’t learn what “normal” means, I do fear worst for your poor girl!
If you don’t teach your daughter what “normal” means, I’m afraid you’re just breeding another member of the “It-Girl” section. You know – the ones that are spending Mommy’s and Daddy’s money, have no clue how their brain works since they send it on vacation at the ripe age of about seven, who don’t know how the real world looks like and who think showing up somewhere is considered to be work…
(I’m so proud of me I’m controlled enough not to mention some typical examples of this exclusive club at this place – and I’m soooooo convinced this list would lead to another few feet of typing. *grin*)
You see, Mrs. and Mr. Carter – what your Baby needs more than anything is being loved, having your undivided attention, being loved, having limits set, being loved…. teach her right from wrong, teach her to be “good” – generally good.
There are some things that money can’t buy…
I do wish Ivy Blue all the best for her future – and parents who know what they’re doing.