My goodness I'm only 28

United States
June 5, 2007 4:42pm CST
OK so my son made me feel so old today. He was playing a game with his sisters and asked me if I had ever played it. I had not because I have never heard of this game he spoke of so I told him No I have not. And he then started going down the list of games he thought I should know how to play. Some I had heard of some I didn't. So I told him that they are new games that he is being taught and I had never played them but if he wanted to teach me I will play with them. He then asked me about a show he saw today at school. And asked if I had ever seen it again I told him no because I had never heard of it. Now this is what made me feel so old. He said and I quote "Mom didn't you have TVs back then?" All I could do was laugh and say of course we did I'm not that old.
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@vivienna (583)
• Venezuela
5 Jun 07
Never mind! Age is relative. For me you are very young :) Don't you remember how life looked when being a child? The world seems to have started the day one came into it. Everything that existed before is necessarily 'old'. At 8, those who are 16, are old, those who are more than 20, are ancients. I remember that once I thought that I would prefer to die before reaching the horrible age of 30. When 30 came, I welcomed it and started the best ten years of life. And from then on I enjoyed life so much, at any age and think with shudder of how much I suffered when being young and lacked all those marvellous experience the years give to us. As to what children have nowadays: yes, you should know it, but don't worry if you still prefer your 'ancient' games, plays, idols, songs, etc. to those your children have. They don't know better! LOL
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• United States
6 Jun 07
And I'm sure you will keeping on living life happily
@vivienna (583)
• Venezuela
6 Jun 07
Thanks, how nice, I hope so for you, too!
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@tad1fan (3373)
• Canada
9 Jul 07
I have five kids and they've all had their turn at putting me on the spot about my age....my question to you,is how old is your son?
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• United States
9 Jul 07
He is 8 years old.
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@tad1fan (3373)
• Canada
11 Jul 07
Yes!The perfect "embarrassing" and "feeling old" age....LOL
@LRB1111 (356)
• United States
6 Jun 07
I will be 28 in August. I have an 10 yr old daughter (yes i was young when i had her) and i've discovered that i'm clueless when it comes to some of the music she tells me she likes. Now thats bad. I love music but i just cant seem to keep up with all the new bands and artist, tv shows and trends that are coming out nowadays. It's funny when you think back to when you were that age and everything your parents liked seemed so "old fashioned" and they had no clue about the things that you liked. It's weird how things change. It's the cycle of life. lol. Although now i actually prefer listening to the music my parents used to listen to back in the day, and I love watching old classic films that my grandparents probably watched. I think that we are not getting older we are just developing better taste as the years go by. :-)
• United States
7 Jun 07
Check out myspace, they have a lot of music on there.
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• United States
7 Jun 07
Check out myspace, they have a lot of music on there.
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@KrisNY (7609)
• United States
7 Jun 07
lol--- kids! My daughter has me with a foot already in the grave- I'm 34- Yes somedays I feel old- But I let her have it when we are outside playing softball- I really hit the ball hard and make her run- I pitch quickly to her and strike her out- LOL then I say-- How old am I?? lol They do have many new games these kids play- she comes home with a new saying or songy thing each week- and when her and her friends are together- they slap hands and do these weird things- LOL Maybe we are old!
• United States
7 Jun 07
Well Not really because I did all those hand slappy games when I was a kid.
• United States
7 Jun 07
That is too cute! Luckily, mine is too young to make comments like that. But, I'm sure in a year or two, she'll realize that mama is as outdated as a pair of 1970's bell bottoms. That's what kids are for, I guess, reminding us that we are the past, and they are the future. We like a lot of the same things. Guess I'm just a big kid at heart. As far as her shows go, surprisingly, I like all of them. I wish Toy Story and Shrek had been around when I was a kid. They are so much cooler than the dumb Shirt tails and Smurfs cartoons we used to watch on Saturday morning TV. So many things have changed for kids. I didn't get my first computer till I was in my mid twenties. My daughter, got hers when she turned three years old. It's a sign of the times.
• United States
7 Jun 07
Oh yeah and boy is it fun.
@monalizra (219)
• Romania
6 Jun 07
well.. i guess he was so funny asking you that. at 28 you are not old at all so... nothing to worry about, kids are just kids
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• United States
7 Jun 07
Im not worried yet at least until im 30 anyway.
@farazkh1 (1157)
• Pakistan
6 Jun 07
Lol ..... childrens have become so smart but i am glad they havn't lost there innocense enough but i think your son is smart boy ..... my is daughter is 2 years old and she know how to operate television and she even trying to drive car she always make trouble while going out with me specially when driving in the car she use to change the gears and warns me when i interrupt her i am feeling little bit worried for her because she is handling things so bravely .......
• United States
6 Jun 07
Thank you.
• United States
6 Jun 07
No! You are not old! It is just a different generation. You might want to check the things your kids are into though, just to monitor what they are watching :)
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@maryannemax (12174)
• Sweden
6 Jun 07
yes. each generation is different from the other. there are new things waiting for us to be discovered and yet, there are classics which should always be kept alive no matter how old time is. lovelyladydancing is right. you aren't too old. you're just busy with life and that you weren't able to update yourself with new things. if you have time, spend time with your son and learn new things from him as he learns classic learnings from you.
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• United States
6 Jun 07
Try being 49 & having a 12 year old...He makes me feel old constantly! I grew up with black & white TV & ony 3 channels, records with record players with 3 speeds, 33 1/3, 45 & 78, I rode my bike everywhere, we didn't have game boys, or computers or cell phones or ipods...just transistor radios, if we were lucky! We played outside all the time & read books! Of course, now I have records, tapes & CDs & most of it is on my ipod...so I have kept up!
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• United States
6 Jun 07
Thank you.
@Woodpigeon (3710)
• Ireland
6 Jun 07
Aw, that is pretty cute. I love it when little kids try to guess the ages of adults. They can come up with some fairly crazy numbers, like you might be eighty seven, and be totally serious. One of my kids thought when he was still little that they might not have had cars when I was young, because I was telling him there had been no such thing as computers or the internet. He found it inconceivable!
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• United States
6 Jun 07
I know mine would too.
@laiyongjun (1337)
• China
6 Jun 07
hi,lifez2short.hehe, it is very interesting discussion for me to discuss.hehe.i have a similar situation as your. during the last spring festival, i went to visite my relative,excatly is my uncle.hehe. my niece is a pretty little girl who would like to play on computer and paly internet games or watch cartoon all day.when i played with her, she ask me whether i could paly the game she was playing. i told her i couldn't and i smiled with her.but she said:"oh, why do you not play the games? maybe in the old day, you have a chance to play a game on internet let alone tv.you are out day." i think i am just coming 23 next year, i know a lot of thing but just seldom play internet games.hehe.what should i do? play a game with her.of course not, i did my study and let she play on computer. don't be seriously,because she just a little girl. thank you for you discussion.
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• United States
6 Jun 07
Kids are cute.
@foxyfire33 (10017)
• United States
6 Jun 07
I'll 28 in less than to months so I'm right there with you on this too! My oldest is good with the letters-for-words chat speak stuff. I can get a lot of it but there were a few I had to ask her about. So she said to me "You mean you didn't write like that when you were my age?" No, we spelled all of our words out and we talked to our friends on the phone. "You had your own cell phone!?" No, we used the real phone....blank stare from her...until I said, You know, the thing that hangs on the wall. She replied "Oh, you had THEM back then?!" Good thing my four year old still thinks I'm 10 or 20 or maybe 13 or 6 LOL (He says that Daddy is 50 or 100 lol shhh!)
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• United States
6 Jun 07
How cute is that.
@toe_ster (771)
• United States
6 Jun 07
Been there know the feeling. My son makes comments like that all the time. I am only 25 right up there with you, and he is always talking about games and stuff I have never heard of. Like wall ball. In my day we called it handball. He had no idea what I was talking about. I tries to teach him ( its not that hard) and he got so upset he cried, and has never asked me to play wall ball with him again. I think frommy understsanding wall ball is something along the lines of raquetball, but getting instructions from a 6 year old can be as confusing as getting them from someone who does not speak english. So i feel you on this one.
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• United States
6 Jun 07
Yep I remember handball.
@irishmist (3843)
• United States
6 Jun 07
Your post cheered me up, and brought a smile to my face. My daughter is 29, and I'm 48. My grandkids ask me all the time if I have had the same things back in the day. They even make me tell them all about it. I even get on the kick about how when I was almost a teenager they came out with cable TV hehe. They are like wow nanny you really must be old. It's too funny they will come to me first to see if I know about something, instead of asking their mother. Humm...
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• United States
6 Jun 07
Thats cute.
• United States
5 Jun 07
lol!! Kids say the funniest things don't they? My oldest two are 8 and 5 and can't image being my age (I'm 28 also, 29 in August).
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• United States
6 Jun 07
Yeah he is 8 also.
• United States
6 Jun 07
Don't feel too bad as I am 35 and already a Grandpa. Not to mention I actually had my daughter ask mee how to pop regular pop corn as she was amazed and thought that all there was for home use was microwave popcorn. Don't beat yourself up as time goes on and we all must get old at some point but remember it is all a frame of mind as you are only old when you start looking at nursing homes for yourself, until then live life to it's fullest!!! Have a great day!!!
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@tredale (1313)
• Australia
6 Jun 07
This made me laugh kids are so funny, they really think we came out of the dark ages with horse and cart. My 13 year old daughter asked me the other day if we had hair dryers when I was groing up. I am only 31 so I understand how you feel. My youngest also thought my mum was my sister thats how she knew all these stories about me when I was young. This actually made me feel really old and went inside and put face cream on.
@soulist (2987)
• United States
6 Jun 07
haha kids are great for making us feel old. One of the kids I teach thinks I'm old: I'm 25. I think kids don't realize 28 and that isn't exactly that old haha.
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@maryannemax (12174)
• Sweden
6 Jun 07
and your son puts humor in your life. he gives meaning to you and gives answer to your every question. before you thought of feeling old. but then, later, your son made you realize that you aren't that old at all. i am sure that your son is the very person who can bring a smile back at your very sad face. i am not a mother yet. but as i see kids these days, they are curious and know a lot of things. at times, they are the ones who let us know new things which we haven't thought of before. they even make us realize important matters in life. so, cheer up lifez2short and be happy with the life that you have.
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