by Mary Fischer
Were you alive when electricity was invented?
Kids. They sure have a way with words sometimes, don’t they? On the one hand, they keep us on our toes and in a way, they also help keep us young.
But then there are those times when something so outrageous comes out of their mouths that ultimately reminds us that we’re most definitely not cool anymore. As in we’re washed up. Aging. OLD.
In fact, just the other day, my son discovered one of those Viewmaster slide viewers in my mom’s basement — and he’s been mesmerized by the damn thing ever since. He’s so obsessed that he told me he wants to “start collecting vintage items … from the 1980s.”
(Are you freakin’ kidding me? I think I just found another gray hair.)
But I guess his comment was pretty tame compared to others. Check out 15 things kids have said to their parents that made them feel beyond old and then some.
1. “Were you alive when Lincoln was president?