Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Olden Days

Let’s face it: kids these days have it pretty good. They have the world at their fingertips, and information is as accessible to them as sunshine, practically. Everywhere they look, and everywhere they go, they are bombarded with applications and status updates and “selfies.”

So, it should come as no shock, that during a recent conversation with my own child, the topic of cell phones came up. He asked, “Mom, when you were my age, what did you do with your cell phone while you were at school?”

After laughing hysterically, I explained to him that I didn’t have a cell phone when I was nine. Instead we had a phone, with a cord, that was attached to the wall. The kid, needless to say, was completely dumbfounded.

“You mean like those phones you see on old TV shows?” he asked, to which I nodded in agreement. “Oh, right! Like in the olden days!” he added.

Now, I’m aware that I’m not getting any younger, but to think that in my child’s mind I lived in the “olden days?” Well, that just didn’t sit well with me. When does that new Apple watch come out, so I can feel young again?