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18 Things I Did In Childhood My Kids Won’t Experience

I swear over this weekend my kids grew. You know sometimes you look at them and you swear they grew like 2 inches and look less and less like little kids? That was this weekend for me.

I started thinking about what things would be like when they were older. How weird will it be when they are all in school? How much trouble are they going to give me when they are teenagers? What will the world be like when they are older? All questions I am sure we as Mother’s ask ourselves from time to time.

Then I got to thinking about how different things are now. Technology changes, society changes and things evolve. I then realized some of the things I experienced as a child — my kids won’t experience let alone understand & that is weird to me.

Click through for 18 things I did as a child my kids won’t experience:

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  • Rolling Back a Cassette Tape 1 of 18
    Rolling Back a Cassette Tape
    My kids will never know what a cassette tape is let alone why it was important to have a pencil nearby... to wind it back up.
    Image: graur razvan ionut
  • Putting a VCR Tape into the VCR 2 of 18
    Putting a VCR Tape into the VCR
    My kids will never know what it feels like to gently push that VCR into the machine and hearing all the gears go.
    Image: Keerati
  • Waiting to Record 3 of 18
    Waiting to Record
    My kids will never experience waiting for your favorite song to come on the radio to hit record.
    Image: zirconicusso
  • Dialing in a Circle 4 of 18
    Dialing in a Circle
    My kids will never experience the fun of using a rotary phone to make a long distance phone call. The fun spring-back sound it made will be oblivious to my kids.
    Image: azadam via Flickr
  • Stuck to the Wall 5 of 18
    Stuck to the Wall
    My kids will never experience what it was like to talk on the phone and not be able to move around. The cord... will be so foreign to them.
    Image: heatedground via Flickr
  • Blowing into the Cartridge 6 of 18
    Blowing into the Cartridge
    My kids will never experience having to blow into the video game cartridge to make it work. Heck, they won't even know what that cartridge is for.
    Image: bochalla via Flickr
  • Seed Spitting Contest 7 of 18
    Seed Spitting Contest
    My kids will never experience a family-fun watermelon seed spitting contest. These days, the watermelons all seem to come seedless.
    Image: paulandaline via Flickr
  • PB & J at School 8 of 18
    PB & J at School
    My kids will never experience eating a daily peanut butter and jelly sandwich at school. Many schools are now (thankfully) becoming nut free zones.
    Image: spcbrass via Flickr
  • Going to Rent a Movie 9 of 18
    Going to Rent a Movie
    My kids will never experience getting into their car and driving to the Blockbuster to rent a movie & having to take it back to avoid late charges... or to be kind and rewind.
    Image: 13988857@N00 via Flickr
  • Sound of Being Connected 10 of 18
    Sound of Being Connected
    My kids will never experience that sound of dialing up to the internet. Not only will that sound be foreign to them but the idea of super slow internet will blow their minds.
    Image: anderew via Flickr
  • Emptying the Bag 11 of 18
    Emptying the Bag
    My kids will never experience the grossness of having to clean out the vacuum bag. These days they are all bag-less and many machines can vacuum on their own.
    Image: 90943367@N00 via Flickr
  • Finding a Quarter to Make a Call 12 of 18
    Finding a Quarter to Make a Call
    My kids will never experience having to dig through their pockets to make a phone call. I am not even sure I would know where to find a pay phone.
    Image: kichigai via Flickr
  • Lathering Up 13 of 18
    Lathering Up
    My kids will never experience being able to go outside without sunscreen. With all the UV risks we know about now it's just not worth it.
    Image: fboyd via Flickr
  • Paying With Cash 14 of 18
    Paying With Cash
    My kids will never experience having to pay in physical cash money. Everything is done with credit or interac (Canadian) cards now.
    Image: bfishadow via Flickr
  • Who’s Calling? 15 of 18
    Who's Calling?
    My kids will never experience not knowing who is calling. Call display is nearly standard on all phones now.
    Image: stevensnodgrass via Flickr
  • Getting Mail 16 of 18
    Getting Mail
    My kids will never experience getting daily mail and having to go out to the mailbox. Most letters are written through text or email and bills are nearly all through online as well.
    Image: mrtgt via Flickr
  • Taking in the Film 17 of 18
    Taking in the Film
    My kids will never experience having to send away your film and waiting for it to come back. There is no more wondering if your images turned out.
    Image: tetsumo via Flickr
  • Getting Lost 18 of 18
    Getting Lost
    My kids will never experience getting lost. GPS technology has made it hard for us to not know where to go - even if we get all turned around.
    Image: mroach via Flickr

Want more? Check out 15 Memories from Childhood Our Children Won’t Have and 18 Things My Kids Are Growing Up With That I Didn’t

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