Friday, March 1, 2013

Things We Will Have to Explain to Our Kids

On a morning show this morning they read off a list of things we will have to explain to our kids. I thought it was pretty funny. I want to share this list along with some other additions I have made. 

  • Smoking and non-smoking sections in restaurants.
  • Why we used to buy maps, and how they were so hard to re-fold.
  • Taking a photo and not getting to see how it came out instantly.
  • 1 hour photo. I can just hear our kids now, "Who would want to wait an hour for a photo." HA!
  • Taking pictures meant you had to carry around a camera the size of a brick
  • Not knowing what your friends are doing every second
  • Dialing star*69.
  • Taping a song off the radio so you could hear it whenever you want. (I made dozens of homemade tapes) And if you didn't have a boombox that could do that you had to hold a tape recorder up to the speaker and then your Mom would yell something in the background and ruin the recording. 
  • How the only way to get song lyrics was to hope the band or artist printed them inside the tape or CD liner notes.
  • How you used to have your friends' phone numbers MEMORIZED and why you used to have to talk to their parents sometimes when you called them.
  • Walking to the tv to change the channel, adjust volume, turn off/on.
  • Rolling up and down car windows by hand.
  • Writing a research paper meant pouring through encyclopedic's. 
  • Family movie night meant a trip to Blockbuster
  • When your Mom let you go to the store there was no way to reach her by phone unless you had quarters for a pay phone. I would always use 1-800-COLLECT to call home and it bothered my parents since the charges were so high. 

  • What else can you add to this list?

    1 comment:

    1. This is a pretty good list.

      Some other things to add...

      That you used to order things out of catalogs, or go to the store to pick them up.

      Having to clean the heads on the VCR so that the picture wouldn't be all wobbly.


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