Aside from the hoopla about children handling smartphones (this photo clearly sharing which side of the fence I'm on, but I respect those who disagree), one thing dawned on me: the things I experienced growing up are already so archaic to my kids.
- The TV as they know it has always been able to pause live television and record shows. It would seem so foreign to them to comprehend how I made my little sister serve as the remote control for our remote control-less TV.
- Standing in line to use the pay phone was just something we did if we wanted to talk to our friends or call mom for a ride.
- Sometimes we had to purchase paper maps (gasp!) because there wasn't a talking machine on the dashboard telling us where to take turns.
- In college, I took a course - a real credited course! - called "All About the Internet: Search Engines." I mean, a whole four hours each week dedicated entirely on how to use an online search engine! I think I passed with a "B." But I digress...
All in all, they will find many ways to laugh at me the same way I laugh at my dad for using terms like, "portable computer" when he's referring to a laptop, or when I ask him if he thinks we live in the 1800s after he refers to the living room as "the parlor."
And for the record, Wav adores the "Single Ladies" song, as seen above. Only she calls it the "sing-a-ling" song. I won't correct her out of little kid vocabulary just yet.