Here are 17 other things that, for these people, goes part and parcel with growing up poor. I never once knew how closely my family toed the poverty line, thanks to how my parents ran things. Your money is everyone’s money.” Which is fine, until you realize the new tattoo mom has and dads new tv. I remember other kids parents not wanting me over because I was always hungry. If you grew up poor, what other social expectations colored your childhood?