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Things Kids These Days Would Never Understand

Most of us don’t like change. But change is inevitable, right? Some things change for the better, others not so much. If there is one thing I know for a fact, it’s that our children don’t do what we did when we were kids. Don’t get me wrong. My kids teach me new things every single day. But I definitely think my kids are missing out on some really fun things I did when I was young.

It dawned on me when my boys were really little. I was so excited to watch the Charlie Brown Halloween special. Remember when we were kids? That was like one of the biggest nights of the year! My kids were checked out within five minutes. But think about it…they didn’t have to wait until Saturday mornings for the cartoons like we did. There are networks now that are programmed for kids ALL DAY. That Charlie Brown special was no different than anything else they watched.

Other folks decided to reminisce after someone on Reddit posed the question: “What is something you did as a child that kids nowadays won't understand?”

Things kids nowadays won’t understand include:

  • “Waited for your favorite songs to come on the radio so you could tape record them.”
  • “Going to Blockbuster and picking out movies.”
  • “Knocked on each other’s front doors to see if they wanted to come out. No texting beforehand. Just literally showing up, unexpected.”
  • “Rewinding a movie after you’ve watched it.”
  • “Wrote down friends’ contact information in address books.”
  • “Walking to the shop with a handwritten note and $10 to buy dads beer.”
  • “Having to get off the computer because mom needed to make a phone call.”
  • “Trying to fit a walkman in your pocket.”
  • “Rushing to go to the bathroom and get snacks during commercial breaks.”
  • “Standing up from the couch to change the channel on TV.”
  • “Calling your friend on the house phone and having to awkwardly ask their parents if you could speak to them if they answered instead.”
  • “Having a 2-3 hour window on a Saturday and Sunday morning when cartoons were aired. If you slept in, no cartoons.”

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