Don’t get me wrong I had a great childhood (I don’t want to complain too much because my mom reads my posts), but if we’re honest we might as well have been Amish compared to what children have today and our parents might as well have been cave men! I’m pretty sure if I gave my son a rotary phone he would have no idea what to do with it and the odds are he wouldn’t even know it’s a phone!
Here are 10 things that children today will never experience:
1) Waiting to Watch TV
Waiting an entire week to watch TGIF and then the Saturday morning lineup. (can you name one show from each day?) Today kids have on demand, DVR, Netflix, and a million shows at their disposal.
2) Dial Up Modem
My children will probably never hear the sound of dial up modem or have to wait until someone is off the phone before they can even access the internet.
3) Slow Internet
When we first got the internet, I am pretty sure my computer would take at least 20 minutes to download new e-mail. It was excruciating, but the sound of, “You’ve Got Mail” was music to my ears.
4) Scared a Girl’s Father Would Answer the Phone
Do you remember when you called a girl you liked? The worst thing that could happen is if her father answered…as a 13 year old kid that is frightening. Now kids have all kinds of workarounds – text, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, ect.
5) Buying an Entire CD for One Song
Oy vey…I remember spending $15 on a Vanilla Ice CD for Ice, Ice Baby (please don’t judge). Now we can go on iTunes and get our favorite songs for .99 cents.
6) Rewinding a VHS Tape You Rented Before You Watched It
I still get pissed when I think about all the time I wasted rewinding VHS tapes I rented because the last person who returned it was too lazy “To Be Kind and Rewind”.
7) Corded Phones
I hated talking to my friends in school because the cord on our phones only allowed me to stay within a five foot radius.
8) Using a Map
I’m pretty sure my children will never have to use a map because GPS is on every phone in America.
9) No Calories on Signs at Fast Food Restaurants
I blame my weight gain to fast food restaurants displaying the calories on the billboards. Before they started this, I was thin…now I’m not. There is no way that is a coincidence. Now kids will be well aware of calories all the time!
10) Cereal with Prizes at the Bottom
Ok..this is one that we win because every box of cereal had a toy at the bottom when we grew up. Take that kids of today!