Feeling guilty about getting Xmas presents as a child
Never answer the phone. It was always the bill collectors looking for money. Same with the front door. Go away nobody’s home.
We reused aluminum foil.
Everything around you can be a toy. My action figure collection included a stick, a mason jar, an off brand Barbie given to me by an older cousin, and a bunch of melted green army men that looked like a giant. We had the best adventures.
The only cheese we could get was the government commodities cheese ( which made delicious grilled cheese sandwiches BTW ) and the peanut butter that came with the commodities made yummy cookies
Drinking a lot of water before or during a meal makes you feel much more full
My parents dumpster diving at the mall for birthday presents for us.
The generic isle at the grocery store. White boxes with black lettering.
When you’re at the end of your pay it is possible to live off instant coffee and biscuits stolen from the office tea room just so your cat can have food.
being excited to watch a Nickelodeon or Cartoon Network show at a friend’s house