January 4, 2012

Plastic Surgery Gifts for Kids?

When most of us were kids, our family members gifted us with US Savings Bonds or college funds in order to prepare us for the future.

Today, I read about a mother, Sarah Burge, who gifted her 7 year-old daughter with an $11,000 credit toward future liposuction. This gift is merely a follow up to the previous gift of a credit toward her future breast enhancement.

Mom's defense?

“She wants to look good and lipo is one of those procedures that will always come in handy. I see these vouchers as investing in her future – like saving money for her education.”

Um... maybe all that hair bleaching has killed too many brain cells because I'm amazed that anyone would have to point out that a breast augmentation and liposuction package does not begin to compare to a college fund. Really?!

My heart is broken for this little girl, even though she's too young to understand it yet (evidenced by the fact that mom claims she asks for cosmetic surgery all the time). The message, though, is very clear: your value is directly related to your physical beauty. What a destructive message to send your daughter.

Add this woman to the list of people who shouldn't be allowed to parent!

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