People Are Sharing Things They Thought Were Fancy As Kids, And We’re Feeling Nostalgic

Tiny crystal figurines, Campbell’s chunky soup, those chocolate wafers your grandma used to buy to make a whipped cream log, fridges with built-in ice dispensers — what do these things all have in common? They’re all things that people thought were fancy when they were children but then they grew up and found out that wasn’t the truth.

It seems like none of us were prepared for the realities we’d face as adults, and we wish we could go back to a time where we could order Shirley Temples on a nice day with our parents.

Is Jagermeister Not The Drink Of Sophisticated Women?

If you put any drink—regardless of what kind of drink it is—into a glass with a stem, it automatically becomes a fancy drink. It’s an undeniable fact of life, so live your best boujee life and drink everything out of a cordial glass.

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Photo Credit: Twitter / @ArielDumas

Not Technically Wrong, But Definitely Not Right

We wouldn’t be thrilled either if, at the next parent conference, you had to have a conversation with your child’s teacher explaining that they don’t actually think their mother is a concubine.

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Photo Credit: Twitter / @kjxoxo

The Chunkier The Soup The Deeper The Pockets

Campbell’s Chunky soup was and will always be considered a luxury, no matter how financially stable you are. Only people with money to burn would think that they deserve better than plain vegetable soup.

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Photo Credit: Twitter / @TheJenRollins
Photo Credit: Twitter / @TheJenRollins

It Should Be Socially Acceptable To Buy Pinatas Every Day

Why doesn’t everyone buy themselves pinatas? We live in a world where pinatas are supposed to only be for special occasions, but you know what would make a long day at the office better? Coming home to a pinata on a random Tuesday.

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Photo Credit: Twitter / @AveryMichelle5 & Unsplash

Shirley Temples Were For Special Occasions Only

A Shirley Temple was basically just pure sugar in a glass topped with a sugary cherry, which is why your parents never let you order more than one when you would go out for a “nice dinner” to celebrate something like your sister winning an essay-writing contest.

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Photo Credit: Unsplash & Twitter / @CarahAmelie

Minivan TVs Hit Different

People who had minivans with TVs in them were absolutely better than the rest of us and we stand by that to this day. Sure, now we have phones or iPads, but it’s different than having a minivan with a grainy TV in it for you to watch cartoons on your way to school.

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Photo Credit: Ford/Getty Images & Twitter / @erchla

Magicians Are For Fancy Folk Only

If you went to a party where your friend’s family had hired a professional entertainer like a magician, you knew that you weren’t going to be able to top their party, and you knew you were below them on the social totem pole.

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Photo Credit: Twitter / @MonsterMaggs

Every Meal Should End With One Of These

Getting that chilled Andes mint at the end of your Olive Garden meal was truly the cherry on top, and if you were able to swindle your waiter into giving you a second one you always felt like a baller.

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Photo Credit: Twitter / @AlmostJessica

Gold Foil = Fancy

Ferrero Rocher’s were the chocolate that your parents bought at Christmas time or were given as a gift from a coworker and you were never allowed to touch them or have any, much to your dismay.

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Photo Credit: Twitter / @McJesse
Photo Credit: Twitter / @McJesse

Freedom Wouldn’t Taste As Sweet When She Throws Up Later

Imagine how sick you would feel if you ate an entire jar of maraschino cherries? Yes, this girl got the sweet taste of freedom, but she also had to deal with the sweet taste of dozens of maraschino cherries.

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Photo Credit: Twitter / @Stacy_i_am & Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images

Peak Luxury Living Is Not Having To Make Your Own Ice

If you went into your friend’s kitchen and stumbled upon a fridge that had a built-in ice dispenser and a water tap on the door, you knew that their family was on a different level.

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Photo Credit: Twitter / @Dave_Clemente

Tastes Like Cardboard And Disappointment

If you grew up in a household where your parents didn’t buy frozen dinners like Kid Cuisine, you were in for a rude awakening as an adult when you finally bought yourself one. Turns out, they’re not very good.

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Photo Credit: Twitter / @HayesBrown

Crystal Always Equals Classy

Those little crystal figures were classy and anyone who says otherwise is clearly just jealous. You knew someone was seriously classy if they had them in one of those little glass display cases too.

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Photo Credit: Twitter / @TheAndrewNadeau

Moms Never Want You To Have Nice Things

It never really occurred to any of us that something might have been in that Crown Royal bag before our dad gave it to us, but that didn’t matter. Those velvet bags could add class to anything whether it was your rock collection or your dolls.

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Photo Credit: Twitter / @beepstweets

The Chocolate Wafers Were Heavily Guarded

There is literally nothing else you can do with these chocolate wafers. The only acceptable use for them is to make that whipped cream chocolate log, and it has to be for some sort of holiday or celebratory dinner.

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Photo Credit: Twitter / @AndyRichter

A Mother’s Love Truly Knows No Limits

Sometimes you’d go to a restaurant for a “nice” dinner with your family and your Shirley Temple would come with one of the little paper umbrellas, and you’ve been chasing the high that made you feel alive ever since.

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Photo Credit: Twitter / @AGirlNamedJon

Not For Human Consumption, But You Probably Tried

We’re not even sure anyone actually used those bath oil beads, but at least one of your relatives had a bowl of them sitting in their bathroom for decoration and that’s how you knew you were at the rich relative’s house.

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Photo Credit: Twitter / @breathinh2o

The Lack Of Dials Could Make Your Head Spin

Depending on your generation, a push button phone was a major deal if you grew up in a house with a rotary phone. For the younger generations, we all had that one cool friend who got cordless phones before everyone else.

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Photo Credit: Twitter / @appalbarry

How Were They So Perfectly Round?

Going to a place that had butter in a form that wasn’t just a stick of butter was peak fanciness, even if it was at Denny’s. If they’re taking the time to form their butter into shapes it must be good right?!

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Photo Credit: Twitter / @pizzadrone

Success Means Having A Dimmer Switch

A toggle light switch is for the peasants of this world, but a rocker switch or a dimmer switch meant you were a step above everyone else. Having the option to alter the light in a room with a dimmer switch was an incomparable extravagance.

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Photo Credit: Twitter / @minnesotired

Fancy Places Don’t Have Cups That Can Break

Pizza Hut had pizza that you could eat as a dessert, and only a fancy restaurant would have that, so it makes sense that you would consider other elements of Pizza Hut to be fancy too.

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Photo Credit: Twitter / @dorkusmahlorkus

Their Luxury Never Fades

There were so many flavors to choose from, and each bag only had like 10 cookies in it which is how you knew that they were fancy. If it comes in a small portion, it’s for the wealthy.

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Photo Credit: Twitter & Richard Levine/Corbis via Getty Images

Save Your Quarters For Something Like Milano Cookies

You probably had more fun climbing all over those animals with your friends or your siblings than you would’ve had just sitting on it for 30 seconds. Save your change for something fancy like the gum ball machine.

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Photo Credit: Twitter / @RealMoSanders

Any Place That Serves Lobster Probably Is For Rich People

If your parents said that you were going to Red Lobster or to Olive Garden, you knew that it was going to be a good night. They serve unlimited bread products, and if that isn’t luxury then we don’t know what is.

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Photo Credit: Twitter / @mollymcnearney

A Trip To The Mall Was An Excitement In Itself

Look, fountains can be pretty impressive sculptures, and having a fountain inside a building seems pretty impressive to a child. Only someone running a fancy establishment would take the risk of bringing water inside.

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Photo Credit: Twitter / @ArielDumas & Reddit

Having A Bedroom Set Still Makes You Better Than Us

Even as an adult, having matching bedroom furniture is still impressive. You have a vanity table instead of doing your makeup in your bathroom like a normal peasant? You’re fancy.

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Photo Credit: Twitter / @callatini

Did It Even Taste Good?

To know Vienetta is to dream about having the luxurious life of someone who eats Vienetta. In reality, they probably weren’t very good, but after seeing all the commercials, it just seemed like the kind of product that a successful person would eat.

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Photo Credit: Twitter / @iSmashFizzle

Learning Lessons The Hard Way

What a bummer it would be to find out that a tourist trap isn’t actually a good thing and all the places you’d dreamed of going were considered traps. It would be a real eye opener.

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Photo Credit: Twitter / @sarahjoyshockey

It Seemed Cool At The Time

This person probably rewatched Grease when they were older and realized that it was not nearly as sophisticated as they thought and that the movie, in general, was not exactly for fancy people.

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Photo Credit: Twitter / @mollypriddy

A Sad Reality Check

The first time you stepped into a casino or took a trip to Vegas, you probably quickly learned that a casino is not actually an ongoing Ocean’s Eleven reenactment and you had to check your expectations.

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Photo Credit: Twitter / @sandycameron