Growing up making any type of request that was out of the budget, be it the latest Jordan’s or the newest flip phone, you’d hear “money doesn’t grow on trees” so fast your head would spin. For the lower to middle-class households, parents worked hard for their money and made sure their children valued the all-mighty dollar and understood the importance of work ethic.
For those of us that weren’t fortunate enough to be born into loaded families, we all had different ideas of what wealth looked like. Twitter user Samantha Ravndahl sparked the conversation probing users to answer the question: “What was the pinnacle of wealth for you as a child?” and the answers are both funny and relatable af.
what was the pinnacle of wealth to you as a child?— Samantha Ravndahl (@SsssamanthaaMUA) March 23, 2019
i thought they were only for billionaires— Samantha Ravndahl (@SsssamanthaaMUA) March 23, 2019
Families that went on family vacations… on a plane especially— Katy (@lustrelux) March 24, 2019
The Scholastic Book Fair— Aja (@_aja_bri) March 23, 2019
Also, people who lived in 2-story houses. The RICHEST— RawBeautyKristi (@RawBeautyKristi) March 23, 2019
Those big refrigerators with the double doors and the ice maker and water dispenser on the outside. even though we didn’t have money like that, we actually got one somehow when I was a teenager. You couldn’t tell me that I wasn’t drinking water like a wealthy woman 😂 pic.twitter.com/9t7mcHjnqR— Oh You Do MAKEUP makeup?! (@somuchsimone) March 23, 2019
These ligh switches……. lmao pic.twitter.com/B9KqY7Cbn8— Autumn Cheyenne (@autumn_cmills) March 23, 2019
people who had an island in their kitchen— jholmie (@jholmie89) March 23, 2019
having an extra fridge in the garage just for drinks— all i care about is tame impala rn (@velvetbuzzkill) March 23, 2019
having stairs in your house.. i always said to my mom ONE DAY IM GONNA HAVE A HOUSE WITH STAIRS and my mom was always like ok u weirdo pic.twitter.com/GvzFNxrZVK— aleksandra (@kil3rss) March 23, 2019
People who could afford Welch’s grape juice were loaded! https://t.co/TnzfTtIghP— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) March 24, 2019
An in ground pool. https://t.co/RtY5oBQ98S— Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) March 24, 2019
Multiple twenty dollar bills https://t.co/B8dIRZalGy— rhea butcher (@RheaButcher) March 24, 2019
64 box of Crayola Crayons 🖍 https://t.co/Sq15uoEXpx— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) March 24, 2019
From second refrigerators to dimmer light switches, it’s funny to see how wrong we all were about what wealth actually looked like as a child. Now we’re “all growed up” and realize you’re doing pretty freakin’ good for yourself if you can afford the bulk size Charmin double roll toilet paper at Target.