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Extravagant Parties Given a Bad Name


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While it's easy to look at someone and say that person is snobbish or greedy, we all know that you can't or shouldn't judge a book by its cover. In today's society there is simply not enough time in one day and there is always work to do. Parents, especially successful ones, have to be creative to find time for their children but it's not always as easy as you think. They have to battle with overly demanding schedules, travel, and making sure that their little ones are getting life's necessities. They barely even have time to think, let alone finding the time to spend undivided time with their children. I guess you could say it goes with the territory of becoming successful. You have to give up some things to get others like the opportunities that wealthy parents can provide for their children. They can afford to send them to better schools, feed them healthier foods, and shelter them in palaces. All of this comes at a cost, however, and I'm not just talking money.

Parents are growing more and more disconnected with their children despite technological growth and expert opinions on the subject. The guilt they feel is overwhelming because they are torn between providing this wonderful life for their kids and being there to see them enjoy it. They know they should be spending more time with them but they have a greater vision for their families and you don't accomplish this vision by sitting around at home. They want to provide for their kids now and possibly even grand children or great grand children. They work night and day to make this happen and at the same time they have to deal with feelings of neglecting their kids. On top of this, most of these parents still find importance in teaching their kids the basic morals of society and that money doesn't grow on trees. It's no different than latch key kids whose parents work double shifts to feed the family. They find a way to make the most of the situation, so who are we to say that these kids are not entitled to spending the perfect day with their long lost parents? Why are we denying these hard working citizens their much needed break with their family?

With this in mind, think about the difference in pay of an average U. S. citizen and these “evil" parents. In comparison, these so called extravagant parties are the equivalent of paying for a $1000 party, which any party can easily add up to, in the average American household. Not to mention there are other factors that can support a parent's decision to go big, like finally conceiving after years of trying fertility treatments. There's no doubt that this is going to be one spoiled child, but who wouldn't after going through such heartache and stress?

The truth is that almost any parent would spoil their child if they could. It's never really about how much you're spending on the party itself. It's more about getting the results you want regardless of what you have to pay. This is especially true if those results involve your family's connection and well-being. Experts agree that parties offer stress relief and boost self esteem in children so it seems like a pretty good idea to start the “spoiling" there.

Mariah Mcmillian


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