I understand wanting to secure a stable financial future for your child. This is definitely being accomplished by the parents of former Toddlers & Tiaras star Isabella Barret. What I don’t understand, is teaching your six-year-old to care about Michael Kors heels and driving mini Cadillacs. When securing a financial future for your child morphs into securing a “fabulous” lifestyle for them – I think your priorities are a little out-of-whack.
The six-year-old is quite the savvy business girl. She already has a $1 million jewelry line under her belt. And thanks to those around her, she’s already developing a taste for “the finer things in life.” She told the The Mirror:
“What’s not to like about being a millionaire?” she says. “I’m a superstar, I have my own jewellery line and I just love being the boss. I never lose at anything and almost every pageant I enter, I win. But what I love more than anything is shoes. I have over 60 pairs.”
Okay, slow your roll, little girl. Where are her parents? They are creating a monster. Does the world really need another megalomaniac millionaire unleashed upon it? I say no. Especially when that megalomaniac millionaire is six.
The parents have been smart about securing a financially stable future for their child. But six-year-olds don’t naturally form an affinity for mini Cadillacs, Michael Kors shoes, and lobster. This is learned behavior. Why teach your child that all of this meaningless material stuff is so important? I understand being thrilled that their six-year-old is providing them with a lifetime meal ticket, but they still have a responsibility to form her into a decent human being – don’t they?
Isabella’s biggest extravagance is room service at luxury hotels. “We travel so much to enter pageants, she really has developed a taste for five-star hotels and loves being waited on,” says Susanna.
“She can go a little crazy though and once ordered $2,200 [£1,450] worth of food. It’s never cheeseburgers and fries, always the most expensive like filet mignon and lobster. I know it seems pompous, but to us it’s just funny and part of her personality.”
Two-thousand dollars worth of room service for a six-year-old? I’m probably being judgmental but this whole story is making me question humanity.