I remember when CDs were brand new-- my kids don't have a clue what cassettes are.
Toy phones when I was young were the old rotary dial Fisher Price things-- my kids have one, but mostly they play with their toy camera cell phones.
I remember when you rented the VCR along with the movie-- my kids DO know what a VCR is. Sort of. They have lots of VHS tapes and Boo knows how to get them in and out, play, stop and rewind. Frankly, for kids I think they're far superior to DVDs.
I grew up on Looney Tunes, Scooby Doo.... GOOD cartoons! Thankfully there are resources available-- my kids LOVE Scooby and Buggs! I am, however, ready to kill a certain Latina explorer.... and possibly her stupid little monkey too.
I remember the first computer we got. Well, the first PC. We had an old Atari thing that I remember too. I remember using the internet to do research for the first time-- 7th grade! (And since my dad WORKED in computers, we were probably ahead of the curve...) Boo can already do some things on a computer. I figure by the time she's in high school notebook computers will be standard. Heck, you can buy computers/computer plugins for 2-year-olds! (Which I think is insane. The last thing I need is a toddler taking over my computer.)
I am not very old. I'm not. Logically I know this. And yet, there are so many things that my kids will never ever understand that I grew up with.
I guess every parent feels this way. But it's weird.
Why am I blogging about this? Well, as I read more and more Nancy Drew books, I wonder if the appeal is still there. Do they come across as hokey because I'm older or because of how much the world has changed?
Are my kids going to turn their noses up at the classic kids books I loved? Heck a lot of stuff I loved was old when I was a kid, but has it all hit an expiration date?
And am I the only one really kind of scared by that idea?