7 Things I've Explained to My Kids About the Good Ol' Days

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The phone book
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 ... more 
Photo by: Wikipedia
The phone book
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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Mon, Jul 16, 2012 3:24 PM EDT
I'm very much a "back in my day" type of mom in that I always tell my kids what things were like during that time, so very long ago, before they were born. I tell them about life without the Internet, cell phones, and how I walked to school up a hill in a snowstorm backwards without shoes (well, that last one might be a slight exaggeration). They take it in stride, sometimes with a touch of disbelief, and at times I wonder if they'll ever truly understand pre-techie civilization, or B.I. (Before Internet) culture. If you're anything like me and think it's important for your kids to have an understanding of your prehistoric (ahem, I mean pre-Internet) upbringing, here are 7 things to teach them about the good old days.



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