How do you know you’re doing okay compared to the rest of your neighbors or friends?
My wife would like to have a Louis Vuitton purse or two, but she settles for her collection of Coach bags. I’d like to have a 60″ home theatre in the basement, I’m settling for our 40″ on a cabinet.
In my subdivision, a lot of people have trailers or boats they use for vacationing at their cabin on the lake each weekend. We have a tent that we toss in the back of our SUV to go camping.
I don’t think my wife and I chase status symbols, but we are envious of some of the things our neighbors have, sure.
According to a survey out of the UK, the top status symbols for this decade are a hot tub, a walk in closet, and a music system with speakers in every room of the home.
I guess we should appreciate our closet more.
After the jump, check out the status symbols our parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles strived to gain to look like they were well off. Can you believe an electric carving knife was worth bragging about?
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