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Why Isabella Cruise doesn’t have to be grateful (or invite her parents to her wedding).


Source: Why Isabella Cruise doesn’t have to be grateful (or invite her parents to her wedding).

Nara can say so many things that I think, so much better than I can! I wish my parents would read this…

Author: Courtney

Hi, there, I’m Courtney. I never planned to stay home with my kids, but I got sucked into motherhood when my first baby came into our lives after years of infertility and multiple rounds of IVF. His brother followed closely behind, something we didn’t plan on after having such a rough road with achieving parenthood the first time around. My boys are IVF cycle twins, conceived on the same day but born two years and one day apart (they were both transferred on the same day in October, but with two years between them). My boys are the best of friends and my husband is a terrific husband, father, and most importantly… friend. He fully supported my desire to stay home (“I just wanted it to be your idea and not mine, I totally want you to stay home and raise our kids!”) and encourages me in everything I do. I am a lover of projects, spreadsheets, fitness, healthy cooking and eating, crafts, selling my stuff on FB (HA!), and the outdoors. If I’m active, I’m pretty darn happy!

5 thoughts on “Why Isabella Cruise doesn’t have to be grateful (or invite her parents to her wedding).

  1. Wow, I hadn’t heard about any of this, but that post was spot on. SPOT.ON.

  2. I agree wholeheartedly with her post. No child owes her parent gratitude.

    Plus, while it’s beyond question that Isabella was brought up in an affluent environment due to who her parents are, that tells us nothing about whether it was a loving home and what sort of relationship she has with her parents. We know nothing about that, apart from the fact that her parents went through an acrimonious divorce during her childhood. At the very least, it would be reasonable to expect that having lived through that experience could have had some adverse effects on her, and on her relationship with her parent(s).

    • So many people think affluence and privilege growing up means happiness. Far from it. My parents love to say, “after all we’ve done for you, all the things we’ve given you, all the trips we took you on…” Yet they’ve never said, “for all the love we gave you.” They truly think they’re awesome parents because of the lifestyle they provided for us, and never mention the love they have us (but we are an I LOVE YOU family, and I know my dad loves us dearly… He just always equates everything to THINGS).

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      • I think this attitude is a very common one, at least in America (not sure about the rest of the world). Being able to take your children on trips and buy them things is certainly nice, but the happiness of one’s childhood is largely dependent on the love and support of their family and has very little to do with those things.

  3. Maybe I missed them sneaking around in those pictures, but there appear to be zero parents in those wedding photos. Why is nobody grousing about where his parents were if not at the wedding? Maybe hers weren’t invited because his couldn’t be so equality. Ugh. Celebrity and wealth make life so complex and hard in ways it’s challenging to describe. And spot on, no child needs to be grateful for parenting. It’s ideal if children ARE grateful but it’s on us parents to earn gratitude.

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