Sweet 16 or spoiled silly? Girl gets Dallas mansion for birthday
When I read that a local father bought his daughter a million dollar mansion as a sweet sixteen gift, I nearly hurled. Sure, the tale is so sweet. But now I’m looking at my apartment sideways.
The story goes like this: Dave Anderson had raised his daughter Kevyn Brooke as a single father for nearly sixteen years after his wife passed away. His little girl enjoyed the mansion that they lived in at the time, but she also admired Belle Nora, a grand estate that the pair passed frequently on their way home. Kevyn would jokingly refer to living there one day, and even asked her father to buy it for her because she loved it so much. He took her jokes to heart.
Days before her sixteenth birthday, Anderson closed on the mansion and had it freakin’ gift wrapped with a giant bow. He drove her to the house before New Year’s day, claiming that his friend (the realtor) had arranged for them to tour the house and he thought it would be fun to take a look.
Kevyn didn’t know what hit her. Her father had to tell her repeatedly that the house was hers, that the bow was on it for her. She was reportedly crying, jumping, screaming, and acting like any other grateful teenager who just learned that Daddy had brought her a mansion.
At this point I wanted to cry or vomit. Who buys a house for a sixteen year old?! Here we are sitting in our apartments in Dallas figuring out how to make a shoebox apartment feel spacious. We’ve got loans to pay for, utility bills, careers…and this chick gets a house before she can even vote or drink.
Maybe I need a drink. Or at least a bigger Dallas apartment.