Putting the girls to bed last night…
Julianna (she’s 9): Daddy, did you have technology when you were a kid?
Me: No, Honey. We rubbed sticks of wood together to create fire. We thought we were being pretty high-teak. Ha! Teak! Get it? It’s a wood.. No?
Julianna: Daaaad! Stop that. Did you have phones?
Me: Yes, Sweetie. We had phones. But you could only talk on them back then.
Isabella (relying on her single-digits of life experience. She’s 7): He means you could talk, text or email. But you couldn’t watch Netflix. (Actual verbatim quote.)
Me: Well, we weren’t even that fancy.
Julianna: Was it one of those boxes on the wall that you take the thing off the side and put it up to your ear, then crank a wheel, and talk to the opera rator through the round black thing in the middle?
Me: Exactly, Honey. How old do you think I am?
Me: Don’t answer that.