That’s right. They named their baby Blue Ivy. Ivy is usually purple, but whatever. They’re celebrities, they can do whatever the hell they want, right?
Like drop close to TWO MILLION dollars on the arrival of their stupid baby. Yes. Two million. Sure, you say, with money like theirs, that’s chump change. It probably is. But I’d like to break that down in real terms. They spent 1.3 million dollars renovating a wing of the hospital they had her at. They were there for a couple of days. 1.3 million just for the stupid birth (not to mention ALL of the crap they put the other parents who were there through because they think they’re royalty. Google that side of the story. It pisses me off as well. I’ve had two kids spend time in the NICU and it’s hard enough by itself. It makes me hate.)
Then they went ahead and spent $500,000 on a tricked out MINIVAN. No joke, here’s a picture of it:
A half a million dollar VAN! For one kid. Still doesn’t make driving a minivan cool, by the way.
I can’t even begin to imagine what her nusery is like.
I don’t usually bag on celebrities, mostly because I don’t care enough about them to do so, but this one got me. 2 million on the birth of one baby. Those people are so out of touch it’s unbelievable.
Last year, through the countless hours of hundreds upon hundreds of fundraisers and friends, Reece’s Rainbow received 1.7 million dollars in funding, helping to bring home 196 orphans. That isn’t an ONLY 1.7 million. That’s A LOT of money. I know a lot of the people who worked SO hard to get those donations. I know some people who were able to use those donations to bring home new members of their families. Most of these children have Down syndrome or other developmental disabilities. Some are HIV positive. These children weren’t just adopted, they were rescued. Had they not been adopted, they would have been sent to adult mental institutions. Most children with Down syndrome who are sent to these institutions die in the first year.
Have I wrecked your day? Has this turned into a Sarah McLaughlin animal ad? (I swear when I turn those on my day is ruined. Sad dogs.) Sorry suckers. It’s the truth.
So with the money that they spent on their stupid baby (their baby isn’t stupid and I really don’t like the use of that word, but I needed to get your attention) they could have helped save the lives of hundreds of children just like Abby. They could have financed all of those families, like us, who would love to adopt one of these perfect children, but who just don’t have the money to do it.
They could have done something really good. Instead, they have a wing in a hospital that they won’t ever use again (who needs a BULLET PROOF DOOR on a delivery room? Do they moonlight as Russian spies?!) , a minivan they’ll never be caught driving, and brought home the same kind of baby that you and I did for the cost of our insurance co-payment.The baby doesn’t know the difference. It doesn’t make bringing life into the world any more grand than it was for anyone who didn’t have armed guards.
I hear Beyonce talk about her faith in Christ all of the time. Maybe she should have taken a cue from His birth. It was the most spectacular of them all, right? Maybe it’s the hypocrisy that gets me. They talk about how God has given them all of these blessings but totally MISS what He asks of us.
I wonder if they’ve figured a way to get a camel through an eye of a needle?
Did you see this on ABC? This is what I’m talking about.