Friday, April 18, 2008

CaveMom


Conversation at the breakfast table:
Me (in an effort to encourage appreciation & gratitude): You know, when I was a little girl, we didn't have cell phones or Wii games and we couldn't pause live tv.
Incredulous child: Did you have a computer? What about a GPS?
Know-it-all child: No, silly! They didn't even have paper back then.
Me: Actually paper was invented when I was in second grade, I was so happy I didn't have to scratch my homework on a rock anymore.
Incredulous child: Did they have bricks?
Impatient me: Umm...yes.
Innocent Child (quickly losing "favorite" status): What about the stuff BETWEEN bricks? What about soil?
This is the problem with children. Even if you're NOT older than soil, they make you feel like you are...

21 comments:

Rochelleht said...

Quite hilarious! It is amazing what has changed in our lifetimes and HELLO!? We aren't old. Imagine what life has been like for our grandmothers. Greg's and mine are online. Pretty cool coming from wagons to internet. In their case, they probably DIDN'T use paper. ;-)

I'll think of you this weekend while I bask in the glow that is Cheryl. Tee hee. That sounded a tad creepy, but you know what I mean. :-)

Jessica said...

You and me, somehow managing our childhoods without bikes (remember my post) and paper.

Earl & Vickie said...

rochelleht, are you SURE they used wagons? MY parents grew up with cars and I'm 58.

Ashlee said...

Wow..older than soil, huh? That makes you...what? 29? :0) Gotta love kids take on things.

andrea said...

i'm intrigued by your cave mom eye/eyebrow combo. saggy yet hairless. interesting... attractive, in a neolithic sort of way.

Celia Fae said...

I'm glad someone is documenting the way I truly feel lately.

Thanks for validating me, favorite child.

Meg said...

Ha Ha. So true so very true. Love the picture. That's one HOT cavemama.

Laurie said...

This is cracking me up.

When my son was about 6 he asked me what websites I used to like as a kid. I told him we didn't have internet when I was a kid. I remember he just stared at me blankly. (I don't think I'll admit to him that we didn't have Internet until I was in college.)

Anderson Zoo Keepers said...

I tried to explain the mimiograph machine (I'm not sure if that's how you even spell that - you know, the machine that we used to copy papers back in the elementary school days?) to my son and he was totally dumbfounded.

I'm actually a little sad that he doesn't get papers at school with that smell. I miss that smell. I guess that's what the cave smelled like?

Lauren said...

Soil!?...I hate to admit it but that was pretty funny. But, uh...only because it didn't happen to me.

Of course, I get plenty of questions about my childhood...in the form of questions like, "Mom? Back in the old days..."


I should just go for cool points and tell my 4 year old that I battled dinosaurs for food...sheesh.

Christie said...

I just laugh and think about how THEIR kids will be saying, "What, you didn't have a robot to cook for you? How did you make your bed without the machine that does it?" Then my kids will feel dumb. Course, I'll be dead, but I'll be laughing. From hell. Where I'll be.

Ilene said...

I remember doing the dishes as a girl. As I was putting away my mom's wooden mixing spoon I had the realization that my mom used wooden spoons when she crossed the Plains.

In addition to thinking my mom was a pioneer, I also aged the pioneers quite a bit by thinking that they didn't have metal utensils.

Sorry Mom. Sorry Pioneers.

calibosmom said...

It's so hard to be offended by the innocent. Just this morning my 5 year old told his dad (while they were wrestling) that his bum smelled like mayonaise.

Denae (a.k.a. D-dawg) said...

My kids love when I tell them about "the old days" when I was young in the 80's! Not that long ago! But they think it was forever ago. This is a great conversation to have documented.

Bridget said...

Oh, I love it. My kids give me the same questions all the time. Ethan once asked if Nathan and I were alive when Jesus was born. Nice.

Jenibelle said...

Even your kids are witty! I remember that we got the first microwave in our ward. Dad was the Bishop and he hosted a MIA activity at our house, we blew up things in the microwave. Totally cool parents! Now a microwave isn't a novelty, you can buy them at the 7-11 for $69.
I feel old.

Alice Wills Gold said...

It wouldn't let me comment on your Mormon post...I LOVE IT...I am going to link to it. LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!

TravelinOma said...

Kids always think they're cooler than their parent's generation. But it's the parent's generation who invented what the kids take for granted. (Like when you invented paper. I was so proud of you that day.)

diane said...

I remember when we got colored TV. Yes, I am old!

i'm kelly said...

you know, some times it's hard for me to remember what it was like prior to all this stuff too. i can't believe people actually used to drive long distances without dvd players in their cars.

Tiburon said...

I found your blog through Pedaling and think you are hysterical! I hope you don't mind me hanging around a bit :)

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