My kid loves, loves, loves fake syrup! He eats the leftovers of other kid's at school lunch! He has stayed at very nice hotels and resorts. He's done the whole disney sort of fake vacation things. He skiis top mountains. He deep sea fishes on beautiful boats. But he can only see that we don't have an in home theater. We don't even have a guest house for crying out loud! And, horror of horrors, his friends have actually seen me cleaning my own floors! (If he is home then chances are he has a kid or two with him. I've got to clean sometime!) Never mind the fact sometimes his friends step in chicken poop in our yard.
He spends most of his disposable income on junk food (lemonade, gatorade, oreos, etc.) BUT I give him grief on it all the time. I guess I need to back off on that and just continue to serve what I serve and not comment on the rest of the junk. (But his is extremely underweight and I do need to make sure he gets enough.)
He knows he is normal, it is just the rest of us that aren't. The fact we are a two mom family has yet to rear its "different" head but I know that is coming soon also.
StefanMI- I understand where you are coming from on the slamming door thing. After repeated slammings by my 8 year old (to the point of damaging the door frame) my daughter was given the ultimatum of using the door properly or losing it. She lost it. I framed it not as a respect for me issue, but a respect for the house and our property. We just built our house a few years back, she lived through the hell of it and managed to get it back quickly enough. I know she hates the broken frame (which I will not repair until after she moves out!) but has never said a thing about it because she knows it was her fault. I also see that you are new to MDC. Welcome. This place can be quite harsh on parents who are not perfectly gentle and perfectly perfect all the time, but it is what it is and I've found it to be helpful to me on my (entirely unperfect) parenting journey.
I don't know that "normal" is entirely subjective. I think it is just what he sees the majority of the time around him. So what is normal here, might be very abnormal in another part of the US.