People Answer "What Perks Did You Enjoy As A Kid Because Of Your Parents’ Job?" In Crazy Viral Twitter Thread

by Ariana

The job your parents do can have a huge impact on your life for a variety of reasons. For some, it's only financial, like if your dad is a medical doctor, or your mother is a lawyer, you probably had a pretty nice life growing up.

For other people, it's less about the financials and more about the SERIOUS perks that came with what, at first glance, seem like pretty normal job. I was one of these people.

My mother is a teacher and from the time I was 12 until I was 15, she worked at an exclusive all boys boarding school. I'm talking, $25,000 per year school fees, a sprawling lush green campus and over 1000 high school boys in uniform.

During this time, my parents bought a plot of land and started building their dream home, unfortunately, the house we had been living in sold really fast and the new owners wanted us out ASAP. By the grace of God, the boarding school my mother was working at offered us one of the many houses the spacious campus.

Yes, for my thirteenth and fourteenth years of life, teenage, boy-crazy, adolescent me LIVED AT an all boys school. Yes, it was the very best of times.

Scott Cunningham, who goes by @causalinf on Twitter recently asked his followers, “What perks did you enjoy as a kid bc of your parents' jobs?“ The thread soon went viral with THOUSANDS of responses and we have compiled the very best answers below.

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School Fees

School Fees
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Ice-cream

Ice-cream
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The childhood dream

The childhood dream
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Celebrity perks

Celebrity perks

Free First Class flights literally everywhere

Free First Class flights literally everywhere
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Time with dad

Time with dad
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Birthday cake

Birthday cake
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No late fees

No late fees
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Computer games

Computer games
via: knowuh
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Half-off tuition

Half-off tuition
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Universal Studio Access

Universal Studio Access

Train Travel

Train Travel
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Cool science stuff

Cool science stuff

.... Tape

.... Tape
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Old fashioned childhood

Old fashioned childhood

Free Psychotherapy... this is actually great

Free Psychotherapy... this is actually great
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Swimming pool access

Swimming pool access

A straight-jacket!

A straight-jacket!
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Costumes and sundaes

Costumes and sundaes

Wire

Wire

NASA stuff!

NASA stuff!
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Driving around roundabouts her dad designed...

Driving around roundabouts her dad designed...
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Debates

Debates

Cadbury fudge bars

Cadbury fudge bars
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More celebrity stuff

More celebrity stuff

Sugar cubes (I'm wildly jealous)

Sugar cubes (I'm wildly jealous)
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Driving trains

Driving trains
via: MMausch

Just... look at the picture

Just... look at the picture
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Plant worker dad

Plant worker dad

Ballpoint pens

Ballpoint pens

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