“Spoiled” Isn’t Actually A Thing You Can Be
Ester Bloom

I don’t interpret the word ‘spoiled’ as describing the kid so much as the parents’ actions .

“Veruca is spoiled.” I read that more in the vein of “Veruca is unduly indulged/selfish/entitled… Probably because her father spoils her.”

I don’t think I’ve ever thought it meant something irredeemable, in the context of kids. But I suppose that literally it does mean that.

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