My Super Sweet Sixteen  

RedheadedMedStd 35F
1734 posts
4/24/2006 7:29 pm

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My Super Sweet Sixteen

So for those who don't know, I am an MTV junkie. There are certain things I cannot stand on that channel: The Andy Milonakis Show, Parental Control, etc.

There is a show on MTV called my Super Sweet Sixteen. This show's basis is super rich, usually bratty/spoiled 15 year olds throw themselves huge sweet sixteen parties with Mommy and Daddy's money. It usually follows the teenager from thematic and decorative decisions to invitation passing out, to complications when the aforementioned rich kid doesn't get something they want, to the actual party.

These kids get to rent houses, rooms, and banquet halls for more than 2 times what I make a year. We're talking $50,000 for the night. Of course they always throw in actual budget numbers whether they are inflated for TV or not.

The guys are getting in on it too, not just the girls. It's like a coming out party for rich kids. These are children whose parents own nightclubs in Vegas, are record executives, hip-hop artists, are world-reknown plastic surgeons, car dealership owners, whatever. They do themed parties like "Young and Hot," "Pretty in Pink," Luaus, stuff like that.

These kids roll up in cars we could only see in car shows: Lamborgini's, Rolls Royce's, Maybach's, Hummer limos, pratcically anything you can imagine. They are decked out to the nines wearing their "ice," dresses made specially for them, gowns to the floor that make them look 15 going on 24. They have belly dancers and hip hop dance groups to entertain their guests. They have pop stars like Kanye West, Frankie J, and Ciarra serenade them with "Happy Birthday" after doing a 15 min. show that their parents paid dearly for. All in the name of popularity.

Laser shows, chocolate fountains, bartenders mixing non-alcoholic smoothies, celebrity DJs, bodyguards, the list goes on. While I ponder the fact that all these kids parents are willing to go to such extremes for their kids for their birthdays, it makes me wonder how materialistic we have made this next generation.

They are so sexually stimulated that they dress in clothing more expensive than my car that makes them look 2 times their age that you know they didn't pay for. Jewlery that you know they didn't earn the money for, and cars you know they will never pay gas for. Is this really all that kids today think about? I didn't have a sweet 16 party (sad and pathetic, but true), I was a loner in high school with very few friends. Usually I would go out to a nice dinner with the family (steak and chocolate made the night). For years I enjoyed that, but kids today don't just want a card and a pair of rollerblades, they want Infinities and diamond-encrusted Rolexes, exotic pets, and that special someone to give them a birthday kiss.

I've never seen kids so spoiled in all my life. The last one I saw the girl freaked cause her Mom chose to save $3,000 on centerpieces and she threw a fit! $3,000 on centerpieces for one night! That's how much my car cost! This girl (her quience-15th birthday, she's half Cuban) demanded her parents give her the money in exchange for not giving her what she wanted. And what did Daddy do? "Ok." What? Did I just hear him correctly? He is gonna dole out a years-worth of tuition for me, to his 15 year old!

It also makes me pity these kids. Their parents probably wanted to give their children all the things they never had, so they allow their children to run up a tab for one night that makes my heart skip a few beats. They live vicariously through their offspring who think that life will always hand them everything using platinum credit cards with no limit and silver platters. These parents have probably worked their asses off for years and are flaunting the money for the hell of it. These kids have no clue that you don't start out in life making 9 figures a year. They shop at Tiffany's online with their VIP credit cards or head to Jakob the Jewlwer when they feel the need to upgrade.

Ok I'm stopping now. I'm making myself sick. If you've never heard of this, look it up on, this is some wild stuff!


Jeepidiot 43M

4/24/2006 8:22 pm

I pretty much stopped watching MTV when they stopped showing videos.

I have flipped by that show before and I did happen to stop long enough to see the particular episode you are talking about. That little brat was demanding they give her the $3000 and then she said "And I want my car to". It was sickening.

If I ever ran into a girl like that I'd have to work very hard not to mock her relentlessly. I don't care how gorgeous a girl might be, if she acts like a spoiled brat then I want nothing to do with her.

saddletrampsk 55F

4/24/2006 8:27 pm

I have watched that show too..I have a 16 yr old girl..but you know dispite all that money those kids are never happy at their big party..sad isn't it? My 16 yr old farm girl hauls water and hay..harrows the pasture and is thrilled if we take her out to a movie once in a can't buy happiness all the time

Djeeper1987 48M

4/24/2006 8:34 pm

MTV SUCKS NOW. I remember when it was just music videos. Now we see young rich people making an ass of themselves. I don't like the idea of those shows anymore than you do. These young girls on that show make me sick to a point that the parents are doing a shitty job in making them learn the value of a dollar.
There is this show Hogan Knows Best. He has two kids, both teenagers one a female and one son. Now they want money for this, money for that. etc. So what Hogan does is make the kids get a real job and work for there money. After two weeks, they get there first paycheck and then the kids beg Daddy for there stuff back and money. So what does Hogan do? No Hogan doesn't keep his kids at the job, but said yes you can have your money and your stuff back and don't ever have to work again.
That just made me sick to my stomach and angry.
Hell Rich will always be Rich. Like saying Boys will always be boys!

Carpe Diem

frangipanigal 46F
10406 posts
4/24/2006 10:05 pm

Do these kids have parents that ove them, spend time with them and nuture them? I think doesn't buy love.

Frangi x

rm_acer57 60M
124 posts
4/25/2006 2:08 am

How long before there are pay channels like HBO, but which charge something like $200/month so that the 'masses' can't afford to peek in on the lives of the ultra-wealthy?

Dekora 54M
937 posts
4/25/2006 3:16 am

Red - I believe you might find a similar type of situation in the "lower economic classes" - but on a smaller scale. Parent (typically a single parent?) who's child wants a sweet 16 and presses the limits of the parental-unit's cash supply. A family on food stamps, welfare and child support rents a motel room at a facility with an indoor pool - something they clearly can not afford, but for the child's happiness and memory of a once in a lifetime thing.

I can not recall my sweet 16th b'day party. Probably didn't have one aside from having brothers, sisters, parents (both married to each other 52 years this year) and two sets of grandparents (one set married 63 years before grandpa passed) at my party.

Perhaps that's why I'm a wretched wench-chaser?

n0tatalker 40M

4/25/2006 4:30 am

n0 thankS! my life has en0ugh childish inulgences... i meaN h0w M I t0 get a new sh0w and keep the same sh0ws i have such as the Sopranos, Sports Center, The Ultimate Fighter,and the 2nd Season of the c0ntender is comin'. besides sp0rtcenter has been on for 3 days becausE i can't find my rem0te c0ntr0l! wherE the hell is that thing...?

RedheadedMedStd 35F

4/25/2006 9:22 am

DJ, I hate to nit-pick, but that show is not on MTV, it's on VH1. watching those 2 channels and the occasional Dr. 90210 are my guilty pleasures. I guess I'm a typical 23 y/o, but sometimes it bugs me that this stuff is considered fodder for conversation.

MTV still does do music videos, I swear! You just gotta tune in early in the am (usually b/w 6-10 am) or turn on MTV2. VH1 still does too, do your research before you start criticizing my "visual chocolate..."

PrincessKarma 44F
6188 posts
4/26/2006 6:38 am

Hmmm... fodder for a blog post (once I send the magazine to print, we close Friday and go to press Tuesday).

Smoochies for the hurt widdle finger {=}

The Big Bang was the mother of all orgasms.PrincessKarma

NSAAddict 43F

5/17/2006 5:25 pm

LOL, this is one of my guilty pleasres, that show is CRAZY!

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