When I think of my kids, I’m reminded of how old I am. Not so much in a bad way. It’s just that I sometimes think of all the things that were so common to me when I was growing up. These things will be so foreign to them.
As I sit and think, some things really stick out. Indulge me, will you?
Cassette tapes – I still have a few. So what if I don’t have a cassette player to play them in
Walkman – First they were just little radios, then they added the cassette feature. Heck they even moved on to the CD walk-man. Now, it’s all about the iPod please. Can’t be bothered with carrying around a variety of music these days. Download, please.
Atari 2600 – Yes, there are still video game consoles but not like my beloved Atari. It was ah-mazing!! I thought I was big time when I got that. I played PAC-Man and Asteroids OUT.
33’s and 45’s – I’m talking records, people! I had Sesame Street records, New Edition’s first record, MJ’s Thriller. Records have now gone the way of the doh doh bird.
8 tracks – OK, this was really before my time. My parents still had a few hanging around though.
Floor Model TV – We had that HUGE TV that pretty much meant you had moved on up like the Jefferson’s.
A TV without a remote control – Oh, the horror. Even worse… a TV with less than 4000 channels.
I’ll make sure to let my babies know about all of the stuff they missed before technology took over. I’m sure they’ll feel slighted. Or they’ll just be convinced that they’re mom is an old lady with a knack for talking about antiques.
What did I miss? Do you have anything to add?