Sarah Burge, an accolade of U.K. tabloid royalty, first caught attention for her questionable parenting when she awarded daughter Poppy with a boob job voucher for her seventh birthday. Naturally, come Christmas, the public expected Burge to top it. "She asks for surgery all the time," the mother told Daily Mail. "She wants to look good and lipo is one of those procedures that will always come in handy."
A plastic surgery veteran herself, the gift seems slightly less outlandish. Slightly. And hey, it adheres to Poppy's wishlist. "I wanted a new computer, a holiday and a voucher for surgery," the young girl said. "When I got it all, it was a dream come true. All my friends were jealous. I can't wait to be like Mummy with big boobs. They're pretty." [via CBS News]
I know I personally agonized over exactly when my parents would allow me to shave my legs in even kindergarten. Then the fact that I barely maintained an A-cup haunted my middle school years. More than a handful of girls from my high school graduated on honor roll specifically in exchange for a boob job promised by their parents. Is this any different?
Is this just the next generation's deal? Can we expect this to become at all more normal? What do you think of Burge's gift? Do you think there is an age more appropriate for such a gift?