I saw this meme a while back, but never got around to doing it. Dr. Crazy had it today, so I thought I would do it now. I know I had it good growing up, but I wasn't spoiled. I don't remember ever wanting or suffering, so I know I'm lucky. I only lived with both parents until I was 7, my mom remarried when I was 10, then divorced again when I went to college. I always had someone to take care of me. Even when my mom and step-dad divorced, he still helped pay for college.
1. Father went to college
2. Father finished college
3. Mother went to college
4. Mother finished college. AFTER she and my dad were divorced. She later did her MBA while working full-time, too.
5. Have any relative who is an attorney, physician, or professor
6. Were the same or higher class than your high school teachers. I really have no idea.
7. Had more than 50 books in your childhood home.
8. Had more than 500 books in your childhood home.
9. Were read children's books by a parent
10. Had lessons of any kind before you turned 18. Dance, dance, dance (ballet & jazz) & swimming.
11. Had more than two kinds of lessons before you turned 18. I can't think of anything but dance and swimming, but I'm probably forgetting something.
12. The people in the media who dress and talk like me are portrayed. Was something missing from this statement?
13. Had a credit card with your name on it before you turned 18
14. Your parents (or a trust) paid for the majority of your college costs
15. Your parents (or a trust) paid for all of your college costs
16. Went to a private high school
17. Went to summer camp.
18. Had a private tutor before you turned 18
19. Family vacations involved staying at hotels. Family vacation? What's that? I only remember taking trips with my Dad after my parents divorced. We stayed in motels- does that count? My brother and I both got the stomach flu driving back from AZ to MI, so I think that was the end of that!
20. Your clothing was all bought new before you turned 18. I know my Mom sewed some of our clothes when were little, but mostly it was new.
21. Your parents bought you a car that was not a hand-me-down from them. It was new. It was a also a Dodge Omni with no A/C.
22. There was original art in your house when you were a child
23. You and your family lived in a single-family house
24. Your parent(s) owned their own house or apartment before you left home
25. You had your own room as a child
27. Participated in a SAT/ACT prep course
28. Had your own TV in your room in high school
29. Owned a mutual fund or IRA in high school or college
30. Flew anywhere on a commercial airline before you turned 16. We flew to CA to visit my grandma (just my brother and I), so that my single mother could take more summer classes. It was really fun- my grandma took us EVERYWHERE in SoCal.
31. Went on a cruise with your family
32. Went on more than one cruise with your family
33. Your parents took you to museums and art galleries as you grew up. This was not a regular occurrence, but I know my mom signed me up for an art class at a museum in Kansas City. I'm pretty sure that D has been to more museums than I ever visited as a kid.
34. You were unaware of how much heating bills were for your family