I love the Early Bird collection. The chipboard came in yesterday and we are shipping full speed! Look for your orders soon!
This is my daughter Kate as a baby. During labor, as she was starting to crown, I asked if she had red hair like her brother. The doctor said it was brown and everyone in the room..... in unison.... said, brown? However, she is definitely my child! Same personality, same interests. (By the way, she's Eric's baby too..... just didn't want to be misunderstood again. lol)
We didn't know who she looked like until my sister-in-law, Tami, told me she was a funny looking baby. This comment made me look into Tami's baby photos. We all laughed hysterically when we saw them. She and Kate could have been twins!
OK, now for something funny! Lindsay sent me this email one day. I thought it was so great that I saved it...... usually I delete all his emails. :) If you grew up in the eighties, I think you will love it. If you raised a child in the eighties, I think you'll appreciate it. Enjoy!
When I was a kid, adults used to bore me to tears with their tedious diatribes about how hard things were when they were growing up; what with walking Twenty-five miles to school every morning...... Uphill.. barefoot...BOTH ways...... Yadda, yadda, yadda.
I remember promising myself that when I grew up, there was no way I was going to lay a bunch of crap like that on kids about how hard I had it and how easy they've got it!
But now that.. I'm over the ripe old age of thirty, I can't help but look around and notice the youth of today. You've got it so easy! I mean, compared to my childhood, you live in a Utopia!
I hate to say it but you kids today...... you don't know how good you've got it!
I mean, when I was a kid we didn't have The Internet. If we wanted to know something, we had to go to the library and look it up ourselves, in the card catalogue!!
There was no email!! We had to actually write somebody a letter, with a pen! Then you had to walk all the way across the street and put it in the mailbox and it would take like a week to get there! Stamps were 10 cents!
Child Protective Services didn't care if our parents beat us. As a matter of fact, the parents of all my friends also had permission to kick our butts! No where was safe!
There were no MP3's or Napsters! If you wanted to steal music, you had to hitchhike to the record store and shoplift it yourself! Or you had to wait around all day to tape it off the radio and the DJ would usually talk over the beginning and mess it all up!
There were no CD players! We had tape decks in our car. We'd play our favorite tape and "eject" it when finished and the tape would come undone...'cause that's how we rolled dig?
We didn't have fancy Call Waiting! If you were on the phone and somebody else called they got a busy signal, that's it! And we didn't have fancy Caller ID either! When the phone rang, you had no idea who it was! It could be your school, your mom, your boss, your Bookie, a collections agent, you just didn't know!!! You had to pick it up and take your chances, mister!
We didn't have any fancy Sony Playstation video games with high-resolution 3-D graphics! We had the Atari 2600! With games like 'Space Invaders' and 'asteroids'.. Your guy was a little square! You actually had to use your imagination!! And there were no multiple levels or screens, it was just one screen forever! And you could never win. The game just kept getting harder and harder and faster and faster until you died! Just like LIFE!
You had to use a little book called a TV Guide to find out what was on! You were screwed when it came to channel surfing! You had to get off your bum and walk over to the TV to change the channel! There was no Cartoon Network either! You could only get cartoons on Saturday Morning. Do you hear what I'm saying!?! We had to wait ALL WEEK for cartoons, you spoiled little brats!
And we didn't have microwaves, if we wanted to heat something up we had to use the stove ... Imagine that!
That's exactly what I'm talking about! You kids today have got it too easy. You're spoiled. You guys wouldn't have lasted five minutes back in 1980 or before!
Some things not included by this author that I remember, and my kids don't are:
Corded dial phones. You had to dial the number, it took about a minute and then you had to stand next to the phone the whole time you were talking on it.
No itunes. I always hated that if you wanted one song on an album you had to buy the whole TAPE. And, to do this, you had to whine and plead and beg to get your mother to drop you off at the mall, something she didn't want to do because she knew you would be wasting your money and flirting with boys.
Typewriters. My family did not have a computer until my junior year of high school. I typed all my papers. I used whiteout.
Dot Matrix Printer Paper. When we did get a computer we also got a printer. Do you remember having to tear off the edges and tear the sheets apart from each other?
Renting VCR's. For special occasions, like birthday parties, you got to go to the video store and rent, not only a video tape, but also the VCR machine.
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