One of my favorite ways to torture my kids is to play “When I was your age…”
Sometimes they like it, and are amazed that I grew up with only 7 TV stations.
But, most of the time they are seriously annoyed.
I love it when I can annoy my kids. It’s the ultimate Back At Ya.
Well, are you ready to play??
When I was a kid Mr. Potato Head had a real Potato for a head…no really!
So, if you happened to have eaten all of the potatoes for dinner…well…GAME OVER!!!
When I was a kid we didn’t need friends, we had Skip-it. We could jump rope all by ourselves…and we liked it!
When I was a kid, we didn’t have expensive theme parks. We had Sit-n-spin to make us throw-up all over our sister. (The inventor was a genius!)
When I was you age we didn’t have a pony. We had Hippity hopper (mine had the horse head, complete with handles coming out of the ears)
When I was a kid we didn’t have internet….we didn’t even have computers. We didn’t have HDTV either. We had Grandma’s Viewmaster, with all of the different cartridges she got on vacations, like yellowstone, and we’d sit there for hours….trying to get the little grooves to line up right so that the pictures didn’t make you go cross-eyed.
and then we’d accidentally pop out one of the little film squares in the cartridge…and have to spend hours trying to get it back in right.
Good times…..good times.
I feel bad for my kids. They are missing out! It was pretty good when I was a kid!