Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Living in 2011

My mom, "K can you hand me that thing right there that I dropped on the floor?"
K, "Your Bluetooth?"
"Yes." long pause. "I didn't know that you knew what that was."
K, "Its for talking on your phone so you don't have to use your hands." Big smile. "You're supposed to use it in the car so you can drive good."

My mom was surprised. "Why?" I asked her. Its a pretty ordinary thing. But come to think of it, a lot of the things that are ordinary to my kids weren't around when I was a kid, and there are others that quite frankly have become more common.

So, as we drove to the store, I asked K if she knew what the following were. After her comments, I explained each of these, but that isn't the cute part, so its excluded here.

Typewriter: "A WHAT? Is it a typing thing for the computer?"
Home phone: "A phone at your home. But Mommy, if you leave your phone at home, how will Daddy call you?"

A few other things that were common to me as a kindergartner that aren't in her life.
- nap time at school (This makes me sad, because I loved nap time - still do. I even won an award for being the best rester in the whole school.)
- swings on the playground
- a school cafeteria

It also made me think of some of the things that are the same.
- knee socks (how did that trend come back?)
- big hair bows
- leggings
- electric pink nail polish

Will any of those last few come back in style again?

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