I've thought about having a larger house before, but it's hard enough to keep the one I have clean, let alone cleaning MORE
. DH and I have not bought anything on credit for a long time, except for our car, and plan on keeping it that way. If we don't have the money, we can decide to either save or forgo. I would love to have a huge flat screen tv, but I'm not really willing to pay that much for one...yet.
The only time I can remember really being jealous of where someone lived was when I was a kid. We went to church with a pro-football player in MN. They had a horse corral that had a mini old-west type town around the corral. Seriously, they had a saloon, a hotel, a grocery, restaurant, etc. It was super cute and if I had the money, I would do it for my kids. They had sleep-outs in the hotel, too. I think I'm still jealous!