Monday, February 23, 2009

When I was your age...

I remember my dad telling stories about when he was 'my age'... The one he most loves to tell is the one that goes:

"When I was your age, I had to walk to ten miles to school, uphill, wearing felt socks!"

It turns out - that's a lie!  My grandmother used to work at my dad's elementary school, so she drove him to school most days!  And I've walked from his childhood home to his school... it's not ten miles.  Maybe five, tops.  The felt sock thing, though, is actually pretty accurate.  It turns out that in rural Saskatchewan, people actually wore footwear that resembled the felt lining of Sorels.  I think it's funny that the felt sock part is the true bit.

Then I started thinking about the things I could tell kids these days...

"When I was your age, Pluto was still a planet!"

"When I was your age, I used a TRS-80 computer, then a Commodore 64, then a Commodore 128!  We saved our data on cassette tapes!"

"When I was your age, Saturday mornings had good cartoons!"

"When I was your age, there was no internet!"

"When I was your age, it was cool to wear legwarmers!"  Wait... that's come back, hasn't it?

So what sorts of things did you do "when I was your age"?


Heather said...

Call me sometime. We've been worried about you at Cibryen!

colbymarshall said...

When I was your age...cell phones were the size your forearm.

When I was your age, the only texts there were were books.

MJ said...

When I was our age, there was no such thing as CDs and DVDs!

(Although, those probably will be obsolete too by the time I have kids old enough to say that to...)