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post #21 of 63
The funniest one for me happened a few weeks ago. There is a new school lunch program, so I ordered a few things for my 2nd grader, one of which is a turkey sandwich. I asked him how it was when he got home, and he said "disgusting, there is this nasty sauce on it." I thought about it confused for a bit, and then I said "Is it white?". He said "yes". Mayonnaise!!!! It cracks me up that my 7 year old has never had mayo or seen it. Can you tell I hate the stuff? A white sauce .
post #22 of 63
dsd (8) didn't know what a record player was untill we got one at the thrift store.

It is funny to think about how dc are having such different experiences than we did with regards to technology. Like how normal it is for them to look at pictures of themselves on the computer while taking film to the store to get developed would be a foriegn process.

The comet song made me laugh.
I was pretty into singing this around age nine.
post #23 of 63
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Originally Posted by milkydoula View Post
We stopped watching tv when my oldest was three, although we do watch movies. We were staying with ILs a couple of months ago and dd, who is five was watching a kids movie on tv. She was confused when a commercial came on and asked me why the movie stopped
Same here- my DD is 2.5 and we were at MILs house and the tv was turned on and we found Mary Poppins. DD cried everytime there was a commercial. "where Mary Poppins go? sob sob Mary Poppins come baaaaack sob sob".
post #24 of 63
I recently learned that my 5 yr. old thinks "drugs" are coffee, cigarettes, and beer. He doesn't know of any others.
post #25 of 63
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Originally Posted by ollineeba View Post
The only thing I can think of.. is soda. My kids have never had it and only recently have started to ask what it is.
Ds swiped a sip recently and I think the bubbles disgusted him. He opened his mouth and let it all fall out, with this look of horror on his face (I was very pleased to find that he doesn't like it! )
My 4 1/2 year old was the same way, still is, actually. So silly me, I did the same thing with my 1 year old (Daddy is a pop drinker)- I let her have a sip, expecting her to react as your DS did. Except that she loves it.

I'm loving these stories - I'll have to think of some of ours. It's all so 'normal' to us, I don't necessarily realize what they're unaware of.

Erica
post #26 of 63
My heart broke a couple years when I was making a list of stuff we needed at the grocery store for a major hurricane coming our way.

Jade was reading the list and said "what are pop tarts, and what are twinkies"?


I promptly corrected my major parenting oversight!
post #27 of 63
I know there are some things but I can't think of what they are right now. Cute stories!
post #28 of 63
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Originally Posted by tboroson View Post
I'm often amused by the things my children don't know. Mind you, we're far from perfect, they know far more commercial products and cartoon characters than I would have imagined back when they were babies but it's darnright cute when they *don't* recognize something.
I agree.

It's so cute when my kids ask about things like phones with cords or they don't realize that the internet didn't exist when I was their age, or when I was a teenager or in my 20's for that matter! It's funny when they think the more modern technology has been around forever. I remember getting my first cell phone in 1995 only because I was pregnant and felt safer with it. Hardly anyone I knew even had a cell phone at that time.

When I start talking about the past to my kids I always feel like I'm talking like my mom or dad when they said things like "...well I had to talk five miles in a foot of snow to get to school."
post #29 of 63
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Originally Posted by mama ganoush View Post
My heart broke a couple years when I was making a list of stuff we needed at the grocery store for a major hurricane coming our way.

Jade was reading the list and said "what are pop tarts, and what are twinkies"?


I promptly corrected my major parenting oversight!

My kids love pop tarts.
post #30 of 63
I LOVE pop tarts, which is why I pretty much never buy them. Ditto with twinkies.
post #31 of 63
A friend of dh (who teases the kids waaay too much so I'm always having to explain things to them once asked my son, (In that joking/teasing way that annoys me so much!) "Do you want a spanking?" Ds said, "ummm...Ok! Where is it?" and held out his hand expectantly. I couldn't help but laugh and friend was shocked that he didn't know what he was talking about... still doesn't as far as I know!

Oh, and ds didn't know about candy until he was almost 3. Dd on the other hand said "Chocolate" as one of her first words! *sigh*
post #32 of 63
My kids wouldn't know an iron or pop tarts/

She also got very confused the other day watching something on regular tv because of the commercials.
post #33 of 63
My kids would be very confused if they saw someone smoking - they've never seen it.

They recently saw a heavily pierced teen and asked "Why does that wady have balls on her face?" I told them she was just decorated, so they they started asking loudly about the "Decowated Wady." She almost spit out her drink laughing, lol.
post #34 of 63
Thread Starter 
Oooh the iron is a good one. My kids knew what they were, but if you'd asked them what it was for when they were little they might have said "to sit on the shelf until Gram comes"
post #35 of 63
My ds1 was doing an English workbook last week (he does them for fun) and he had to work out what a word was and then draw it. He had to ask what a gun looked like. Then later he asked "Mum, what's an are-my (army)".
Dd asked why a smoking person was on fire the other day. Kind of hard to explain too....
post #36 of 63
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I remember when my dd was about 3 and couldn't identify an iron, lol.
My almost 6 year old daughter recently went though some testing, and one of the items they had her identify was an iron. She had no idea what it was. When they asked her what is it for. She said "I think it has something to do with cleaning." We just don't iron much around here...
post #37 of 63
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We have a land line, but I've had to explain "record albums".
My little sister was four or five the first time she saw an LP: Whoa, look at that huge CD!
post #38 of 63
I remember the look of awe on my children's face the first time I broke out the iron. They knew what it was but had no idea that we had one.
post #39 of 63
I am not much of an ironer, but a close friend is, she irons everything! We were at a store that happened to have toys once and my friend's four year old son was completely besotted with a toy iron. My then four year old daughter tugged on my shirt. "Mommy" she said "Can we get Andrew that flat toy with a handle? He really wants it!"
post #40 of 63
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Originally Posted by mama ganoush View Post
My heart broke a couple years when I was making a list of stuff we needed at the grocery store for a major hurricane coming our way.

Jade was reading the list and said "what are pop tarts, and what are twinkies"?


I promptly corrected my major parenting oversight!
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