Me, in the chair with my cousin, watching my aunt play airplane.
I was having a conversation with my younger kids the other day, and they asked me about what life was like when I was younger! Ya know, one of those conversations--the kind that make you feel really old.
I started off by telling them all of the things we didn't have.
1) remote control for televisions, of course we only had 3 channels!
2) colored tv. (is that politically correct?)
3) cell phones-Our phones were connected to the wall, if you wanted privacy you had to stretch the cord to someplace private like a closet or something! Plus we had a party line I think we shared a line with 6 other families...that was fun listening on!
4) home computers- we just got an electric typewriter....remember typos!
5) touch tone phones (for you really young ones, we had rotary dial, ask your Mom or Dad what rotary dial is)
6) fax machines, pagers (do we still use these?)
7) C.D. players and iPods
8) flat screen televisions
9) digital cameras-We did have a Polaroid though it was awesome!
10) braces--haha just kidding, we actually didn't want them!
And of course the question, what did you do for fun Mom? Or the question--Did you have cars? Are you kidding me...how old do they think I am?
What did we do for fun?
How do they think we had fun? We didn't have anything! We entertained ourselves, we played outside until it got dark, we made stuff out of sticks, and mud, like forts.
We weren't Playing game cube or Xbox360 ,or play station,web surfing, texting our friends, or talking to them on the computer, we were at their houses hanging out inventing things to do! We used our imaginations!
We didn't have that much but we certainly had fun!
My two younger kids just looked at me with a glazed over look in their eyes,
"Wow, We feel sorry for you, you didn't have anything!"
Oh well, someday they'll get it!