While the rest of us may be pinching pennies in this tight economy and telling our kids that Santa’s bag may be a little lighter than usual this year, Sandra Bullock is unabashedly planning to go overboard for her son, Louis.
She recently told ContactMusic that Christmas is “gonna be a little ridiculous” because she’s spoiling the toddler with gifts. But lest you fear that Bullock is setting her child on the road to Major Bratdom, you can put those worries to rest right now. The star, soon to appear in Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, says she has an ulterior motive.
“I want the photo ops to be really great because he’s not going to remember it,” Bullock explains (Louis is going on 2). “But he’ll remember it by the photos and when he’s 16 and says, ‘I hate you – you’re a horrible mother,” I’ll go, ‘Do you see this Christmas? Do you see that I got you that life-size lion? Shut up! Get in your room and do your homework. I was a good mother then.’
“And that’s what I’m going to use. That’s my ammunition.”
Ah, the traditional Look-What-a-Great-Mom-I-Was Guilt Ploy. Simple, yet effective.
Still, it’s hard to imagine what Bullock could put under the tree that could possibly top the Andy Warhol print her agents bought Louis at a charity auction last year. Will she be wrapping up a baby Lamborghini? Or have Justin Bieber serenade the lad as he rips open his gold-plated Fisher-Price play set?
Can’t wait to find out.
So how about you? Will you be spoiling your kids this holiday? And if so, will you be holding it over their heads in years to come?
[Photo: Pacific Coast News]