ME: She tried to shame me!
MOM: The cashier? Oh no.
ME: How dare someone wearing Uggs try to make ME feel bad.
MOM: Do you remember the Schnuck’s shuffle?
ME: I remember getting groceries at Schnuck’s…
MOM: When you guys were little, me and my other mom…
The worst part(s) of this is that there are kids who have no idea what it’s like to grow up poor. No idea how it feels to never have what the cool kids had. Never had the cute mini-backpack of the 90’s. I had stirrup pants and mismatched socks and my mom’s old Christmas sweaters even after stirrup pants were way, waaay out of style. Jeans were just too expensive.
My mom loved my brother and I. So much that she stayed married to my dad for almost 30 years until she braved everything she had and left him and his abuse.
I was 25 when they divorced.