Wednesday, April 14, 2010

It's started

I just had one of those conversations with Marianna that I used to have with my parents and grandparents growing up. I'm sure it will be one of many more to come. It went something like this:

(I'm getting a movie ready for Marianna to watch; it's a VHS she borrowed from my parents. I am fast forwarding through the previews)

Marianna: Stop doing that, Mom. Just skip it.

Me: I can't skip it; it's a VHS not a DVD.

Marianna: It can't skip? Why not?

Me: That's just how VHS works. Did you know this is all I had when I was a little girl? There were no DVDs.

Marianna: No DVDs?! Aren't you glad you've come to the better life where DVDs are all we have? (this is said with mellow-drama and hands thrown up in the air) Mom, were you sad when you were growing up that you wanted to skip but couldn't?

Me: Can you believe I didn't even know the difference? I didn't know what skipping was.

This is where the conversation ended. Evidently we had ventured into waters Marianna couldn't even fathom. But the whole thing made me laugh because I realized how old I'm starting to sound. VHS? I might as well have been from another century instead of a decade as far as Marianna was concerned. So it has definitely started. I'm afraid my age is showing and there is no going back.


Randall @ Happy For This Moment said...

...and I used to make mixed tapes by recording the radio. I'll be old with you!

Kay said...

I have a 15 year old and we had to 'go there' with 8-tracks and LP's. And phones that had dials instead of buttons. And the dreaded phone number with lots of 9's and 0's in it..and the AGONY of having to start all over if your finger slipped! LOL

Mel said...

It's scary how fast technology changes!

Colleen said...

And how would we blog without our precious computers?

Rachel said...

my favorite item of the "old days"...calling cards when you went to camp, that you used on a pay phone - instead of cell phones.

asplashofsunshine said...

DVR's make it interesting these days too. I love the line, "SKIP THE COMMERCIALS! Ughhh, I don't wanna watch the commercials!" Haaaaaaaa!

Naomi said...

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