(Yes, yes…I know that just because he’s now 30 and I’m still 29, the age difference doesn’t actually change but because I get to rub the fact that I’m younger by number for the next 5 or so months, I’m going to.)
Today is Jon’s 30th birthday, in case you haven’t figured that out yet. As in, the big 3-0.
I could spend this time making fun of him for finding a couple of grey hairs or make jokes about Peanut sharing her diapers with her old man, but instead I’ll talk about all the things that our little Peanut will never understand.
(circa…5 million years ago and pre-babies: just got engaged; Vegas trip; Dominican Republic vacation)
Peanut will never know what a VHS is or that a VHS player can “eat” a tape. The phrase “be kind, rewind” will never make any sense to her.
I’d love to introduce her to POGS some day but my POG-making machine (yes, I had one) is broken and I don’t think they sell them anymore. I also wonder how her life will shape without My little Pony, Care Bears, or a plain ol’ Barbie in hot pink heels.
There will pretty much never be a time that some sort of cartoon or tv show is not available to P. It’s not like she only has 6 channels and if one of those 6 channels isn’t playing a show appropriate for her age, well that’s just too bad. Long gone are the days of antenna televisions. I doubt that she’d ever understand why in the world someone would make a channel appear by using tin foil.
I think the phrase “walking for miles up hill in the snow” probably won’t make much sense to P since everyone has a can, most roads are paved, and children don’t walk to school unattended.
She’ll never have to “roll down a car window.” Or know what it’s like to drive a car that doesn’t have power steering.
Although I keep saying that we won’t buy her a phone until she’s 18, I doubt that’ll be the case since we don’t even have a house phone. With that, P will never know what it’s like to miss a call because of a busy tone or wait for mom and dad to hang up before she can use it.
Two words: dial up.
(pregnant with Peanut; now a daddy; expanding our family)
Children of the 80′s and 90′s….what will your kids never know?