Wednesday, August 3, 2011


So I'm sitting here catching up on one of my guilty pleasures "The Real Housewives of New Jersey." And I'm just ill. This episode revolves around Christmas. I'm sitting here trying to figure out how every other statement is about it being "baby Jesus'" birthday and then you turn around and buy these super extravagant gifts for your young children. In all that was going on not once was there a visit to a church, the Christmas story wasn't read, nothing!

What are the children gaining from this? What happens if the money suddenly goes away? Where is the foundation? I felt a little sad for these little ones. Now Caroline, she was on the right track. She had a special bracelet designed that symbolized each part of her family. All 3 children, she and her hubby now where the matching jewelry. Expensive, yes. But the symbolism and the reasons were pure, loving and focused on the foundation of their family. They will forever cherish those bracelets.

What do you think? Is it right for parents to give these luxurious gifts just because they can? Are children of privilege at a disadvantage?