Tuesday, August 12, 2008

What does this do?

At a play date today Dash-1 saw a VHS video tape laying out. He looked at it funny, picked it up, turned it around a few times then looked at my friend and I and said, "What is this and what does this do?".

Holy crap. I felt so... so... old.

I explained that it was like a DVD and that you put it into a machine and could watch a movie. To which he replied, "Why wouldn't you just watch a DVD?".

I countered with the classic mother reply, go play.

9 comments:

  1. Holy crap! That makes me feel old. Perhaps that's how my parents felt when I questioned what an 8-track was as a tot.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Just wait until they start school- they'll soon realize what VHS tapes and cassette tapes are because that's what most teachers use! I know some teachers that still play records!

    But yes, it does make me feel old too. It's amazing how technology has affected our society and how much the children benefit from it. There are 5th graders who are better with computers than I am!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Wow. Are we really that old?? I guess I never imagined that my children wouldn't know what VHS was? But I guess they don't know anything but the DVD these days...

    ReplyDelete
  4. oh we are old aren't we??

    but giggled when you told him to just go play...classic!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. not so old, i would have said watch a bata max.......

    ReplyDelete
  6. LOL - always love the dash stories. :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. My nieces were over at my parents' place and they wanted to watch a movie, so they were looking thru my parents' VHS tapes and then turned around and asked me: can we watch one of these fat DVDs? Oh, man, that was about 2-3 years ago...when the older one was 6...I guess that is what I felt about 8-track.

    ReplyDelete
  8. My husband won't get rid of the hundreds of VHS tapes he has. I can't convince him that they won't be worth money as antiques some day! So they stay. And my daughter uses them as building blocks.

    ReplyDelete

I'm not going to lie... I live for comments. Nice ones that is.