WhenIn Touch reported that Tom Cruise
and Katie Holmes bought 5-year-old daughter
Suri a $100,000 tree house, the initial reaction
from most people was likely one of shock, disgust, revulsion, etc. How anyone
could think a mini-estate for a kiddo "complete with running
water, electricity, as well as shag
carpeting" is a great way to spend $100K seems kind of mind-boggling at
first. But after considering it for a moment or two, it doesn't seem
that crazy. Hear me out.
First of all, in relation to the mansion TomKat must live in and the moolah
they have to their names, spending $100K on a mini-house for their daughter
probably makes sense. And in defense of spending like this on a tree house
at all, let me tell you -- it was one thing I would have been
over-the-moon for when I was Suri's age.
Actually, there were a few homey things I coveted as a kid: A window
seat, where I could look out at our front or backyard while reading my
Babysitter's Club and Sweet Valley High books (I was obsessed), a canopy
bed (I was also obsessed with this, and heartbroken when my mom told me
it was "bad Feng Shui"), and a tree house.
I actually don't know if I ever expressed my desire to have a tree house. I
just know I loved hanging out in the "fort" my guy friends had built in one of
their backyards, and when I saw what the girls in Now & Then had, I
Why? A tree house is a place to get away from the grown-ups when you're a kid
and to really own any kind of make-believe game. PLUS, I would think as a
parent, depending on the child's age, it's probably nice to know they're having
fun with friends or, in Suri's case, a nanny or two or three.
If used properly, Suri's tree house will probably afford her a lot of awesome
good-time memories and bolster her imagination. That, to me, seems worth what
her uber-rich Hollywood parents spent on her mini-mansion in the sky.
I wouldn't say anything is over the top when it comes to making memories that your children will remember FOREVER! If I had the money I would do that for sure! I know my kids would definitely make use of that tree house! Hell I would play in that thing! LOL
I had 2 of the 3 things the writer wished for. Canopy bed (shadows from the nightlight looked like supernatural beings coming for me) and a tree house made by my dad (it was pretty high up & my older brother dangled me out the window). Ahhh...memories...LOL