things that make me feel old

The other day Freya was playing this game on her iPad called “My Town: Grandparents” and she was showing me all the stuff the grandparents owned.

Freya: Jenn, what is this thing? (points at tiny object on the screen)

Me: That’s a cassette tape. We used to listen to music on them back in the day.

Her (with an incredulous look): What’s a cassette? How do you use it?

Me: With a tape deck. That thing right there (points to boombox in the corner of the screen). (I further explain how they work).

Her: That’s really weird.

Same game, different conversation:

Freya: Jenn, look at these clothes. This is like stuff you would have worn as a kid (points to a one piece bright paisley bell bottom jumpsuit with a matching headband).

Me: Frey, that is a style from like the 60s.

Her: Are you sure?

Me: Totally sure.

Her: Oh. I thought it was the 80s style. Are you sure you didn’t wear stuff like this?

Me: How old do you think I am?

To be fair, however, when I mentioned previously that I was 37 years old and so I knew a few things about life, she told me she had thought I was only 25. I hugged her and told her she was my favorite child.

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