We visited Jamestown today and looked at a life size replica of a "middle class" home. Pete said the people who lived there must have been rich because of all the things they had compared to an earlier living space we saw.
I said, "No, this home belonged to a middle class family."
Pete: "This isn't a school, it's a home."
Me: "No, not class as in classroom, middle class refers to the family's income standing. To make it simple: poor, middle, rich. These folks were middle of the road."
Pete: Why were they in the road?"
I give up.