Remember when you had to buy a map to go on a trip? Your kids don't. Here are 21 other things that one day, you may have to explain to your kids.
1. How sometimes when you called your friends, you'd have to talk to their parents first.
2. How writing a paper meant poring through encyclopedias. 3. Smoking and non-smoking sections in restaurants. 4. How taking a road trip meant buying a MAP first.
5. And how hard it was to fold back up. 6. How your parents would give you a 'friends and family calling card' when you went to camp. 7. How T9 texting changed everything.
8. What FILM was. 9. And having to fill out one of these.
10. And having no idea how the photos came out. 11. How you used to pay for internet by the hour. 12. Talking to your friends meant actually seeing them face-to-face. 13. Dialing *69 to find out who called you. 14. Taping a song off the radio so you could hear it whenever you wanted. 15. But if you didn't have a fancy boom box, you'd hold a handheld tape recorder up to the speaker, and your mom would yell something in the background and ruin it. 16. How voicemail could only be played out loud... on an 'answering machine'. 17. Doing math problems on an overhead projector. 18. Not knowing what other people were doing if you weren't with them. 19. How family movie night meant driving to a Blockbuster video store. 20. How the only way to get song lyrics was if the artist printed them in the CD booklet. 21. How TV listings in the paper (or the TV Guide) was the only way to know what was on television. 22. When your mom left to go to the store, there was no way to reach her.