I thought I’d take a moment to write out some things about ‘when I was a kid’ so when my two are a little older I can read it to them and they’ll realize I’m like a dinosaur or other ancient mythical creature and not really of this world.
When I was a kid:
There were no cell phones
There was no internet
Nobody had computers at home, we didn’t get our first one until I was 14ish.
It didn’t have Windows…it had DOS
Our TV only had 12 channels and there was no way to record any of them.
Elmo didn’t exist
Neither did Dora or the Wiggles.
Pooh was cool though.
My toys weren’t noisy
There were no video games
I used to play outside with nobody watching me
Once or twice I was spanked
and I likely deserved it
Cameras had film
Phones had wires – and rotary dials
There was music but you couldn’t take it anywhere unless you had D cells and wide shoulders
The letter ‘E’ was never seen precisely prior to the word ‘book’
There was no Starbucks…really, no Starbucks!
Did I miss anything? Do you remember anything from your childhood that would have your kids scratching their heads? Are you feeling old yet? 😀
photo credit to RobW