'True Life: I'm a Rich Kid' Shows What Spoiled Brats Think of Their Nannies

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Ever wonder what spoiled uber-wealthy kids think of the rest of us working folk? Well, one anonymous 10-year-old rich kid from New York has confessed all we need to know in The Daily Summer, a glossy magazine in the Hamptons where he spends his summers.


As you might expect, this 10-year-old's life is filled with extravagances from Ferrari toy cars to his Gold AmEx card to an exorbitant monthly allowance. But by far the most disturbing portions of his interview have to do with how he regards the person he seems to spend most of his time with: his nanny.

"Some of my friends have a manny, but that’s not for me," he said. "That’s more for the sporty kids."

Yet he keeps his hired help plenty busy.

"I’m a little bit demanding and picky," he admits. "I’m specific about my food. If the cherry has something in it, like a seed, I don’t want it. I like everything in order. My nanny is also the only person who can touch my gadgets, because she cleans up my room. She also organizes my colognes and combs."

And here's a line that shows the heights of his persnickety nature: "When she picks me up, she has to bring my phone," he says. "Every day she has to charge my phone to 99 percent; I don’t want to overcharge it."

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My goodness. I mean, kids can't help being raised rich any more than they can help being brought up poor. So, I can overlook the colognes and combs and all that stuff, because I'm sure if my kid had access to a credit card she'd rack up tons of ridiculous stuff!

Still, though, I'd hope that even if I were part of that 1 percent, my child would still know how to treat other individuals in their life with respect. To me, this boy treats his nanny more like a servant -- or worse yet, a possession. When asked whether he'll have a nanny for his kids one day, he replies, "One for each. I had to share."

Clearly this boy would be helpless without his nanny, which is why his mom has promised that his will be with him until he goes to college. "I’m not sure what happens to her then," he adds, "but we don’t really talk about it."

Yikes. I mean, I know kids grow up and nannies must move on, but I'd like to think that a kid would wonder what will become of a woman who's waited on him hand and foot his entire life. She's not just some random gadget to get tossed once he's outgrown her, you know.

As much as I say I wish I had tons of money, this kid makes me think twice about the mixed blessing it can be.

Have you seen kids mistreating their nannies?


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