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To: shrinkermd
I have seen "My Super Sweet Sixteen." Its like a train wreck that you can't turn away from. Incredible amounts of money are spent on the little princesses (who usually get a Mercedes as their 'gift.') Quite a look at how the 'other half' lives. Usually, divorced parents; the the acting dressing waaay too young mom soaking the absentee dad for heavy coin to pay for it all. The shopping trips (arguing over dress(es...they make multiple costume changes in the course of the party); the hair appointments; make up artists; etc. Dad usually (in the couple of I have seen) throws in the Mercedes or BMW for his 'gift.'

Quite an interesting dynamic at the parties too...the granduer and excess are sort of 'in your face' to the fellow teens...like the display will bring instant popularity. But, even with editing, you can still see where the Party Princess is at in the HS food chain. It really is something to watch (if you can get past the whining and tears).

4 posted on 09/13/2006 6:01:59 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (Take the high road...the view is always better.)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

It sounds like an Indian Potlatch. Isn't that where some tribes in the Northwest would compete in assembling their most valuable good and then destroy them to show who's best?


6 posted on 09/13/2006 6:16:46 AM PDT by x_plus_one (Muslim immigration breaks democracy into a self-defeating system .)
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