Power parents Beyonce and Jay-Z recently celebrated their daughter, Blue Ivy’s, first birthday and literally spared no expense. The event reportedly cost the couple $200,000 and the icing in the cake was the birthday present they gave their daughter: a diamond encrusted Barbie doll worth $80,000. Yes, you read that right.
Almost every parent loves to shower their little ones in love and presents on special occasions, especially birthdays, so it’s easy to understand the compulsion to give your child anything and everything if you have the means to do so. Most parents want to give they’re children as much as they can, but they also want to do what is best for them in the long-run. Which means it’s important to consider the negative affects of giving a child everything and not setting limits.
While it’s doubtful that at the very young age of 1, Blue Ivy actually asked for a diamond-encrusted Barbie doll, Beyonce and Jay-Z have certainly now set the bar high when it comes to gifts and birthdays. If this is her first birthday, what exactly will her 13th birthday look like? Hopefully, for Blue Ivy’s sake, they will reign things in a bit when she is old enough to understand exactly what a Barbie doll eve is.
There is also the issue of safety since the diamonds pose a choking hazard for a 1-year-old who is likely chewing on everything in sight as her teeth work their way out. Between her eye-gouging heels and fingers is a Barbie doll, diamond-encrusted or just plain, really an appropriate gift for a 1-year-old?
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