When you’re a kid, anything that’s not familiar can seem fancy. Of course, if your family is middle class, or lower than that, there probably were a ton of things as a kid that might seem normal to others, but screamed “that person has money to you.”
These 10 people recalled exactly those things, and reading through their tweets was like a burst of nostalgia!
10. For the rest of your life you will inhale your fries.
Good or not, they are yours.
A separate landline phone for the kids.
Separate french fries for each of the kids instead of one order of fries to divide three ways.
— HB / Resist (@HollyABradfield) June 27, 2020
9. You do set different bars as a kid.
This looks so disgusting now, but then?
— aleXis OF.com/thot_thoughts (@FatKneesKline) June 29, 2020
8. I bet that’s only cute the first fifty times you hear it.
Or like, not ever if you’re the dishwasher.
Dishwasher. My dad used to say we didn’t need one because he already had 5…that would be me and my sisters. Dad was a little old fashioned. (But I’d give anything to hear him say it again.)
— Paws – Ya’ll Better Vote (@Cognac4Paws) June 27, 2020
7. The laundromat is not for the rich.
It is great for people-watching, though.
A dishwasher or a washer/dryer in the house 😏 luxurious amenities
— Bridget Kelly (@IamBridgetKelly) June 29, 2020
6. Or whatever is in those Country Crock tubs.
I can definitely believe it’s not butter, I’ll tell you that.
Never eating margarine again. They had packets of coloring to blend it to make it look like butter. Rich kids had real butter. We never went hungry; never felt jealous of our neighbors; we were all in it together back then
— Carol ✍🏼 (@Carol64653456) June 28, 2020
5. That went double if you lived somewhere you only kind of needed it.
Like Seattle. Or England.
Air conditioning! pic.twitter.com/nBUq8dhIdB
— 🏈🌬𝓡𝓪𝓲𝓭𝓮𝓻𝓮𝓽𝓽𝓮 𝓜𝓸𝓷𝓲𝓬𝓪 🏈🌬 (@monica69_nana) June 27, 2020
4. It’s funny, the things that stick in your head.
Though travel in general was definitely for families with money.
I was four years old when i learned about Niagara Falls. Since then I thought I’d be in heaven if I had a chance to see the falls. I grew up behind the iron curtain, and the chance to travel abroad was almost impossible for mortals. Now, I live a 1 1/2 hour drive from the falls.
— Egils Robs (@EgilsRobs) June 28, 2020
3. Just knowing your house would stay in the same place.
But this was military housing? I don’t think that’s awesome.
If your house didn’t have wheels. I lived in a trailer park, but now I realize it was an amazing place to grow up because it was close to an airforce base, we had families from everywhere and every ethnicity. Back then that was base housing. It made a difference.
— Jen✍🌻🐾🐝 (@zookeeper125) June 27, 2020
2. Such a small thing to so many.
That smell was worth every penny.
The box of 64 crayons with the built-in sharpener. I think I was in my 20s when I finally bought a box. My parents could not have afforded those boxes for 4 kids!
— Queen Libby – Carole L. Evans (@EvansExecEducGr) June 28, 2020
1. My kids totally take this for granted.
So does my lazy a$s at this point.
Eating out. Even just fast food. We ate out maybe 5-6 times a year. It was a major event. Probably also because the closest restaurant was about 50 miles away
— ⓜιĆⓀ_𝐈η𝕃𝔸 🌊🌊🌊 (@mick_inLa) June 27, 2020
As someone raised solidly in the middle class, I definitely agree with most of these things!
Would you add something to the list? Tell us what in the comments!