We were church mouse poor as when I was a kid. I mean really poor... powdered milk poor. There were Christmas days where we know those gifts came from grandparents and the church. We went to school in hand me downs and sometimes gifts came from garage sales but I don't remember being judged for being poor with four kids. These days my parents are considered upper class and while we were poor they worked god **** hard for everything they wanted - including us. There is much about this thread that bothers me.