Tuesday, July 26, 2011

You Know You're Old When..


your kids ask you if there were phones when you were a little girl. No joke....I assume I probably asked my parents some really weird questions too.

The other day oldest and I were heading to IKEA and were having a chat. I think I started talking about how I love the iphone's FaceTime feature. It's been so much fun to have the grandparents visit with the little kids. Which started the conversation about the cartoon the Jetsons. I asked if he had seen any of those cartoons (they are on netflix instant) and he said yes. I told him how when I was a little girl I loved the idea of a video phone....and here 30 years later we actually have that.

The conversation turned to flying cars...and then came around to rotary phones. (not sure how)

son: "did you have one of those phones with the wheel"

me: "yep...they are called Rotary phones"

son: "how did they work?"

me: "well it's a wheel and each number has a hole...you put your finger in the hole and swing it clockwise up to the top and let go.....mommy used to like the t-t-t-t-t sound the dial would make after you let go."

son: "I don't get it...how did it work?"

me: (again I try to explain...insert a lot of hand gestures and t-t-t-t sounds...I'm doing a poor example obviously)

I like reminiscing about days long gone. I had a really happy childhood....summer days were filled with swimming with your friends and homemade ice cream on the back porch. I loved the anticipation of the first day of school and having a new dress to wear...Things seemed simpler back then...no crazy computers and electronics to get in the way with our little imaginations.



6 comments:

Caroline said...

Don't try to explain the party line phones.

Lori said...

hahahaha :) this made me laugh a little, though i do agree life was much easier pre-technology boom.

Southern Belle Mama said...

Things sure were simpler...I guess every generation has this same feeling though.

I loved my Mamaw's rotary phone (and the super long cord she had attached to it so we could drag it to any room in the house. :)

Amber said...

I love your explanation of the rotary, hahah!

Zookeeper Jess said...

Right? It's so crazy to me that my 3 year old knows what an iphone is and Netflix. Just crazy! Guess we really are "in the future" haha. I was 16 when I had my first cell phone and it was before texting was even really a real thing!

Neely said...

The kids I babysit think its weird I didnt have an ipod when I was 10.

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