School started for my children yesterday and my youngest has a preschool friend in his 1st grade class. This kiddos family is on the wealthier side, we literally live in a tiny little country area surrounding by $350,000+ homes, and I know my son would love to have him over some time. I am embarrassed of our home though. We have not a bought a home yet because my medical bills really wrecked my husband's and my credit (where we live medical bills show up on both so my stuff went on his...totally wrong!). Between all my MRI's, brain surgery, and ect it really hurt us, but we finally PAID everything off and are trying to clean it up. We rent an old double wide and we have a very large yard, the neighborhood is super quiet and my children can ride their dirt bikes and go carts. The home, to me, is like a disaster! Our landlord is a slum lord and doesn't fix anything and we have put money into it to try and fix it up. We desperately need new carpet because it is trashed, but my DH does not want to put anymore money into it. My husband makes good money and we are fine financially, but we really cannot afford to find a different place to rent (been here 4 years) because we really want to live somewhere our kids can play on their fun stuff, and places are SUPER expensive to rent where I live. I don't think it is right for people to judge others based on where they live, but I worry the kids will judge my kids and that breaks my heart. It really boggles my mind how our society works...materialistic possessions seem to be more important than being a good person. That is sad.