Believe it or not, Don’t Be Tardy‘s Brielle Biermann is already 18 years old! No stranger to expensive presents, Brielle was surprised with a brand new Jeep for her birthday. But did she really deserve such a fancy gift? Based on her history as a driver, the answer is a definite no.
Kim Zolciak loves to spoil her oldest daughter, and while there’s not necessarily anything wrong with that, the former Real Housewife could be doing her daughter a real disservice by failing to teach her the value of a day’s work. She made a half-hearted attempt to teach Brielle this lesson during tonight’s episode of Don’t Be Tardy, but she evidently thought that washing a few dishes and hanging out at a trampoline park was enough to be rewarded with a vehicle worth tens of thousands of dollars.
In Kim’s defense, the treasure hunt idea was actually pretty cool. Not every parent would go through the hassle of putting together something like this for their daughter’s 18th birthday, and then ending the hunt with a big surprise. For the average teen, a new iPhone would cap off this adventure, but when you already have it all, your loving parents may feel pressured to up the ante. Several months ago, Kim told her social media followers that Brielle had been dreaming of a Jeep for years, so of course, she assumed it would be the perfect gift for her beloved daughter. And in Brielle’s defense, she did actually express gratitude for the Jeep.
A Jeep actually wouldn’t be that terrible of a gift for a teen who has proven herself to be a competent driver. Yes, it’s expensive, but money doesn’t appear to be a problem for the Zolciak-Biermann family. However, Brielle, like many young reality stars, is a complete disaster behind the wheel. According to Kim, the young driver has already managed to destroy four vehicles. Is she really the right person to trust with a brand new Jeep? Several of the show’s Twitter fans are unimpressed with Brielle’s “work” and are convinced that she should stick with (gasp) the Honda Accord. Oh, the horror.
Kim claims that she’s making Brielle work for her new vehicle, but to really deliver on that promise, she would need to have Brielle actually put in some real labor, as the typical teen who wants a new car is forced to do. By actually working for her Jeep, Brielle would be able to gain a better sense of its value and, maybe, this knowledge would help her to avoid future car accidents. If Brielle knows that Mom will just give her another Jeep for her 19th birthday, what’s to stop her from destroying her current ride?