I'm so jealous of kids these days!! When I was a kid, there was no such thing, at least in my house, as a cell phone or a DVD player. Now every 8 year old you see is talking on their cell phone and texting! Umm.. I could barely spell when I was 8, let alone send out emails and text messages! We didn't have DVD players...we had VCR's. Remember the old stickers on rental movies..."Please Be Kind. Rewind." It was always so frustrating when you pulled the tape out of the box and the RUDE person before you didn't rewind. Ugh!! And then, as the tape is in the VCR rewinding, it made this hideous sound like it was going to blow up any minute! Ah, the memories!
Computers, computers, computers!! Everyone these days has computers with high-speed internet, email, and games. Computers were pretty rare in my day. They were also huge compared to the tiny little laptops you can get today. And forget about it if you wanted to search the web because it just wasn't around much at that time either (and I'm NOT that old ok!)
Video games have come so far from the ancient Atari game. Although I have to admit, I loved playing our Atari, whenever we could get it to work:) Frogger was so fun! We did upgrade to the Nintendo, which was also great! Mario Bros. is still my all-time favorite game, but we played it so much that in order for the tape to work you had to blow into it with all your might to 'clean' it out. But, now-a-days, there's things like the Nintendo Wii, PSP 1, 2, and 3, XBox, and so many more but I'm not hip enough to know all of them.
It seems like a lot of teens now drive really nice cars, like nicer than most adults cars! You wanna know what my first car was? A brown 1983 Monte Carlo. Yeah it was ugly, but it got me where I needed to go.
Times have definately changed from when I was growing up, but it hasn't all been for the better either. Its too bad more kids don't play outside with their friends like we did instead of playing video games all day long.
And sorry Kenzie, but I don't think you'll have a cell phone until you are 16 and driving!