Quote Its not real
Quote Benay: Why does he still have a car and cell phone? I understand that on a TV show they're not going to show parents slapping their kids silly (which is exactly what the rude little punk deserves) but some sort of punishment should have been dished out by now. Come on writers!
Why does Summer have a new car as a birthday gift after how she acted? It may seem out there but believe me it is not that unrealistic. A lot of parents with more money than sense will do just that kind of thing. And, (my personal feeling based on what I've seen over the years) parents of blended families like Nick are even more likely to indulge their kids.
A family in our neighborhood gave their two teens a new Lexus. One of them wrapped it around a tree the first day. And they were not wealthy people. (My daughter did the same thing but at least her first car did not cost much). My cousin's sorority sister in college had the best of everything: exquisite clothes, new Mustang convertible. She seemed to be a wealthy girl but Amy went home with her one time & said her family lived in a trailer & her daddy "drove a truck with just 3 wheels". That's just silly to me, to spend everything on the children with no thought to retirement, but I cannot keep my husband from doing the same thing. At least, the money (usually) comes from his account, not ours, and definitely not mine.