Tag Archive: When I Was Your Age…

When I was your age, timeouts were for football

Dear Chip and Bobo, You kids don’t know how good you’ve got it. When I was your age, we did not talk back. Okay, so that’s a lie.  Occasionally we did.  But when that happened, we knew what was coming.  We’d find ourselves picking soap out of our teeth. Yep.  Things were different when we…

When I was your age, internet wasn’t in the dictionary

Dear Chip and Bobo, When I was your age, internet wasn’t in the dictionary.  It’s true.  Al Gore hadn’t even created it yet. Computers were around, but they were approximately the size of our house.  Nowadays, I can do more things on my iPhone than they ever could.  Check my email, order pizza and surf…

When I was your age, we got around by horse and buggy

Dear Chip and Bobo, You kids don’t know how good you’ve got it.  When I was your age, car rides were a whole different ballgame. For one thing, we didn’t have air conditioning in the car.  Our air conditioner was the window, which you had to manually crank with a little handle. Which was pretty…

When I was your age, TV wasn’t even invented

“When I was your age…” We heard this a lot growing up.  I remember rolling my eyes as my parents embarked on yet another dramatization of how good we had it, and how different things were back in the stone ages when they were young. Now that I’m a parent, I have a lot more…

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