“Dad do you know that you were born before the introduction of the home computer.”
Computers are overrated, not sure they will catch on.
“Before the Xbox. Even before Space Invaders”
I’m still trying to clear the first wave of aliens. One day……
“Mobile phones still to be stuffed in any trouser pockets in your day…”
I wasn’t trusted with pockets. Mum would sew them up.
“Before microwaves made it into kitchens, your ancient Dad.”
I remember our families first microwave. It was the size of St Bernards Dog Kennel. I had to plug it in. The first thing we tried to heat was a cup of water. While I pressed the start button my mum and dad hid behind the kitchen door. They thought it was going to go up like a nuclear weapon. Clearly their youngest son was expendable….
“Before the Rubik’s Cube, did you get one”
No never had one. When people started talking about getting one …. it sounded to be like a new health worry that you had to see a Doctor about. I’ve got a bad case of the Rubiks.
“What was it like being a kid with no cds or DVDs”
A lot cheaper for my parents.
“No Star Wars.”
It was also still safe to go into the sea as well when I was a kid. No shark movies yet. Jaws was still a little goldfish. I remember kids being told to keep off the beach as soon as that movie came out. Poor Jaws would have been a giant ice cube if he had ventured anywhere near the North Sea.
“Even before the Rolling Stones, weren’t you Dad….”
Watch it Hawklad, I’m not that old. Definitely before Taylor Swift was born.
“Your old enough to be her Dad…”
I look old enough to be her Great Great Great Grandad…
“Before The Simpson’s and Spongebob…. You look old enough to be Homers Dad”
There is a definite family resemblance. You never see Homer and Me together in the same room. Just saying.
“Dad what was it like to be around at the same time as the dinosaurs?”
It was fun. Our barbecues had to be a lot bigger. It made country walks a lot more interesting. But it wasn’t fun trying to clean Pterodactyl poo from your windscreen.
Getting older is overrated……