Sunday, January 6, 2008

Growing up Privledged

I got this meme from Liz at Tea cozy, who in turn got it from E. Lockhart (which reminds me, I have to read Dramarama again, I lOVED that book!)

Ok, here it is:

From What Privileges Do You Have?, based on an exercise about class and privilege developed by Will Barratt, Meagan Cahill, Angie Carlen, Minnette Huck, Drew Lurker, Stacy Ploskonka at Illinois State University. If you participate in this blog game, they ask that you PLEASE acknowledge their copyright.(note from Kathy: like others, I'm commenting on the statements, using italics. . So, this is probably a bit different from the original meme.)Bold the true statements.
1. Father went to college
2. Father finished college (and grad school)Actually, he started grad school but never finished
3. Mother went to college (she went to nursing school, does that count?)
4. Mother finished college (and grad school)
5. Have any relative who is an attorney, physician, or professor. a cousin is a lawyer
6. Were the same or higher class than your high school teachers.
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. by both parents ALL the time

10. Had lessons of any kind before you turned took dance from the time I was 3, also had short lived stints with piano and soccer, oh and swimming lessons too.

11. Had more than two kinds of lessons before you turned 18. see above

12. The people in the media who dress and talk like me are portrayed positively. unless you count people making fun of a Massachusetts accent!

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. undergrad, YES, grad school, NO

15. Your parents (or a trust) paid for all of your college costs.
undergrad yes, grad school, no

16. Went to a private high school.I went to Catholic high school.

17. Went to summer camp. I went to day camps but never sleep away

18. Had a private tutor before you turned 18. for math in high school

19. Family vacations involved staying at hotels. most of our vacations were at the family house on Cape Cod, but when I was in High School we started going away a little more and staying in a hotel was part of that.

20. Your clothing was all bought new before you turned 18. I was the oldest, so most of my stuff was new, my sister was not as lucky.

21. Your parents bought you a car that was not a hand-me-down from them. NO, I bought my own beat up thing when I was 17, although my Dad did help me get a $1000 loan from his bank, but I paid off every cent myself.

22. There was original art in your house when you were a child. unless you count children's art!

23. You and your family lived in a single-family house. my family moved into the house when I was a year old, they still live there.

24. Your parent(s) owned their own house or apartment before you left home.

25. You had your own room as a child. only for 2 years until my sister came along, then we shared until I went to college!

26. You had a phone in your room before you turned 18. I don't have a working phone in my room now!

27. Participated in a SAT/ACT prep I think I did somehting offered through my high school, but can't remember the specifics

28. Had your own TV in your room in high school. nope

29. Owned a mutual fund or IRA in high school or college

30. Flew anywhere on a commercial airline before you turned 16 went to Disney World when I was 10

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. we went to Boston alot growing up and visited museums, although mostly the Children's Museum.

34. You were unaware of how much heating bills were for your family. Well, I do know that my father complained alot about the heat being set at 68 and we were NOt to touch it, but I am not sure i knew EXACTLY how much it cost

So that is 21.

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