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10 Things I've Explained to My Kids About The "Good Old Days"

By marinka |

I’m very much a “back in my daytype of mom in that I always tell kids what things were like during that time, so very long ago, before they were born. I tell them about life without the Internet, cellphones, and how I walked to school up a hill in a snowstorm backwards without shoes.

They take it in stride, but sometimes I wonder if they’ll ever truly understand pre-techie civilization, or B.I. (Before Internet). Click through to see what I’ve taught my kids about the Good Old Days. And tell me: What do you have to explain to YOUR kids?




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10 Things My Kids Think I Did in the Good Old Days

Used the Phone Book to Look up Phone Numbers

Whenever my kids Google a phone number, I sigh heavily and say "oh, sure, Google is easy! When I was your age, I had to look up phone numbers in the phone book!" And we wrote frequently used phone numbers in our personal phone books.
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Marinka is a wife and mother of two living in Manhattan's West Village. On her personal site Motherhood in NYC, she blogs about her life in New York City, her kids and family, current events, and the art and science of blogging.

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2 thoughts on “10 Things I've Explained to My Kids About The "Good Old Days"

  1. Ashley says:

    Love your blog. I may not be your age but I do remember a lot of the good old days you speak of. Here’s one: back in my day we said the pledge of alligance every morning at school. Or back in my day you didn’t have autocorrect. We had to learn our grammar and spelling and actually used a dictionary.

  2. Irene says:

    Back in my could go out after lunch and play outside all day untill dinnertime or till a thunderstorm drove you home(as in my case) : )

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