Actual Conversation

December is the month we slow down with our schooling. We will still do some, but we’ll be done by lunch every day. I need to do some organizing right now (I’m getting off this computer very soon) so I’m letting my kids watch a movie (it’s too cold to play outside: SNOW!).

They put in a VHS tape instead of a DVD. The VHS tape was in the middle and needed to be rewound. My children, who can work an iPod better than I can, know how to get to any scene they want to on any DVD available, and love Photo Booth on the computer, are completely stuck when it comes to rewinding a VHS tape.


Kids: “Mom, we need you!”
Me: “Yes?”
Kids: “Look – The movie is in the middle. We can’t get it to start over.”
Me: (I punched the button to switch the remote to VHS, pushed “stop” and “rewind”)
Kids: “Wow! How did you do that?”

Yep, there’s still some magic left in old school technology. Wait until I introduce them to the audio cassette. Yeah, baby.


7 thoughts on “Actual Conversation

  1. gretchen from lifenut says:

    My kids don’t understand why we can’t pause, record, rewind everything like we do with our DVR. Even I do it: I was at a drive-thru and I couldn’t understand the person talking through the speaker. My first thought was “rewind”.


  2. Abbie says:

    I’m in the process of trying to convert some family video from analog to DVD….when I have to stop and rewind the entire tape I’m so annoyed. I guess in 2008 I’m so used to just pressing the “back” button and going right to the beginning in a matter of nanoseconds!


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