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I haven’t done “How Does that Make You Feel? Thursday” in a long while.  

Recently I read about a trend here in Phoenix for lavish children’s birthday parties. Not being a parent, I did not know these spectacles existed. There is a whole business surrounding it; helping mothers organize bust out kiddy parties. Apparently parents plan months in advance to throw expensive bashes for junior or missy’s 6th birthday. They hire staff, rent circuses, fly in helicopters, borrow farm animals, and give take home bags of loot for all invited. Each mother tries to out do and out spend the last child’s birthday. One girl’s ‘Princess Party’ had a hired coach and horses with grooms to escort her to the rented resort. In the  interview an anonymous mother admitted things were out of hand but when she tried to give her 8 year old daughter a mere afternoon tea party for 40 girls, missy cried all weekend it wasn’t ‘big enough’.  She didn’t want to be named in the article lest she get blacklisted from the birthday lists.  

How does that make you feel?

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