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WWYD [WHAT WOULD YOU DO]: We live in a suburb with fairly large houses (avg house is about 3000 sqft). I found a 1600 sqft house with 3 bedrooms. It is nice and we can made do with it (1 DC [DEAR CHILD]). I want to buy it but worry about it affecting DC [DEAR CHILD] and his/our friendships, etc. People are superficial here. We can afford a bigger house but we don’t need it. I am that weird mom driving the 7-yr-old Toyota. I have always been socially awkward and don’t want to make it difficult for DC [DEAR CHILD] with my idiosyncrasies.
Is it possible for a child to make friends while living in a house of only 1,600 square feet?
Is it possible for a child to make friends when his mother drives a 2009 Toyota like some sort of freak?
What language would you use to instruct your own children to ostracize this weird, poverty-stricken boy?