Theo and his Sugar Mommy

Theo Vickers is a good-looking boy, and he knows it: profiled in a lavish full-page article in Britain’s Daily Mail, he vamps for the camera with the offhand charisma of a natural aristocrat. Sophie, on the other hand, is a simple part-time admin worker from Tyne and Wear who’s lost both her head and most of her bank account to Theo’s seductive charms. Strangely, Sophie’s partner, a quiet carpet-layer by trade, has no issue with Sophie’s spending £17,000 on clothes and toys for Theo, including £4000 in shoes alone.

Theo is, it must be noted, their son.

Theo and Sophie's first fashion shoot

From the Daily Mail:

He already has 40 pairs of trousers, 40 pairs of shorts, three leather jackets and 40 T-shirts – all from designer brands.

Miss Vickers admitted: ‘Theo is spoilt. Just one pair of my favourite shoes for him, baby Doc Martins, can cost £120, but I can afford it so why not?

‘Buying things for Theo gives me pleasure.’

She added: ‘It doesn’t mean he won’t know I have to work to give him a good life.’

It is not clear how Miss Vickers, who is a part-time administrative assistant from Tyne and Wear, and her carpet fitter partner Chris, 25, can afford such a lavish approach to parenthood.

Psychologist Dr Funke Baffour said she was stunned at Miss Vickers’ behaviour.

She added: ‘The baby has become a trophy. It’s about how Sophie’s feeling, not the baby who doesn’t know or care if his shoes are designer.

‘Spoiling a child means they don’t learn what life’s really about. She’s setting him up for failure, even at this early stage.’

Miss Vickers is planning to throw Theo a huge first birthday party with fifty guests and plans to spend hundreds on presents for him including a quad bike and trampoline.

She said: ‘I’m always going to want to give Theo everything. Chris would like another child, but I’m not sure. If I had more kids I wouldn’t be able to lavish so much on Theo.’

True, dat.

word to your mother

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5 Responses to “Theo and his Sugar Mommy”

  1. Glinda July 9, 2009 at 10:50 pm #

    Uhhh, it’s called a shopping addiction, lady.

    And it’s so much easier to buy stuff for your baby than yourself, so then you can look sorta selfless.

    Except, in this case, she doesn’t.

  2. raincoaster July 9, 2009 at 11:45 pm #

    I’m sure once she realizes she’s spent three or four years of salary on clothes for Theo’s first year, she’ll scale back, if only because the bailiffs will insist on it.

  3. Genevieve July 10, 2009 at 9:14 am #

    Can we just stop and note that it is awesome that there is a for real Dr. Funke out there? I mean, yeah, it’s not her last name, but come on!

  4. Glinda July 10, 2009 at 12:03 pm #

    @Genevieve- OMG! I totally missed that! I wonder if her business cards say “analrapist?”

    Ha, yes, if you’ve never watched Arrested Development, then you will have no idea what we are talking about.

  5. raincoaster July 10, 2009 at 6:09 pm #

    I’ve never watched AD, but I think I can guess.