A mum of two is currently facing social media outrage after she spent £8,000 on herself without getting two of her kids anything for Christmas.
Carla Bellucci, 38, says she doesn’t care if people label her selfish as she believes her kids Tanisha, 15, and Jayden, 13, should earn their own money on social media. Her eldest child, Jermaine, 18, didn’t celebrate Christmas with Carla this year.
The mum, who previously blagged a free NHS nose job by faking depression, considers her ‘no gift Covid Christmas’ policy an important life lesson – and a great chance to spoil herself.
Carla, from Hitchin, Hertfordshire, splashed out on shiny new veneers, touch up Botox and fillers, manicures, facials, new clothes and shoes ahead of 25 December.
She says she doesn’t care her kids are slamming doors upstairs, because the stress of lockdown means she deserves the chance to spoil herself.
Carla said: “I don’t care if people call me spoilt or selfish. I know I deserve my £8,000 spending spree. Spoiling kids at Christmas is wrong. I think parents who spoil their kids this year are hypocrites.
“I am a brilliant mum and am using Covid Christmas as a life lesson. I want my kids to be social media stars and withholding gifts this year will teach them to make money for themselves.
“Lockdown stressed me so I need to spoil myself. I have always bought the kids nice things at Christmas throughout the years. It’s Mummy time now.”
The ‘mummy blowout’ has caused tensions within the house but Carla doesn’t care and is sticking to her guns.
She added: “Tanisha’s told me I’m spoilt and Jayden’s not talking to me.”
The kids wanted Nike Air Force Trainers, new laptops, new phones, clothes and Xboxes. But Carla said they’d be lucky to get a card and should be using the opportunity to spoil her instead.
She homeschools her kids but is teaching them how to be TikTok and Instagram stars, instead of the conventional curriculum.
She said: “I think they need to lavish me with attention now, they’re old enough.
“It sounds harsh but I know they’re on their social media feeds doubling their efforts for promotion deals, just like the Kardashians and Kylie Jenner, so I consider myself a super mum for inspiring them.
“They needed a push to get their Instagram careers off the ground, so that’s what I gave them.
“If toddlers can make money from Instagram collaborations, I see no reason my kids can’t.
“If they want Christmas gifts, they’ll have to buy them for themselves – like I did.”