Tuesday. Today my third son had to do some homework. He had to interview one of his parents and ask about their school days.
So he asked me about my first day at school, 39 years ago.
I don’t remember that day but since I hated school, I told him I didn’t like it much.
Then he said: “Tell me a few things about the first school year”
It’s nice when nobody can prove if what you say is true or false so I said that we were more than 25 kids in class, that there were more boys than girls and that the name of the teacher was Celia (that part is true).
Then he asked: “How was your backpack?”
“I didn’t have a backpack”
“What did you have?”
“I had a ….. ” And I had to look it up because I had no idea how that thing is called in English.
And after that, I had to show a picture of it and search the word in German so he could write the answer.
I said: “Look, that’s more or less what I had but mine was brown”


“Ok. Describe it for me”
“Leather, brown, with a handle”

“The last question: How was your fountain pen?”
I was like WTF?! Who cares about a fountain pen? And I think he understood that I was a bit confused and added: “Was it made of wood and had a quill?”


I think I said first a few curse words and then I laughed.
“Are you f#$king kidding me? I’m not that old! My pen was black and made of plastic”. Right, like if I could remember the stupid pen I had when I was 6 years old.

I should have seen that coming, they already asked me a few times if there was TV when I was a kid because it’s really hard for them to believe that there was life before the internet. (I know there was some kind of life because I lived it, or better said, I survived it).

Kids these days are very spoiled… And their parents too.

~ by DotedOn on February 28, 2017.

5 Responses to “916”

  1. Spoiled is right! lol And I just called mine a “book bag” and this is the ONLY pic online I could find that resembles what I had, only mine wasn’t quite that bulky and the color of mine was aqua 🙂 Bringing back memories!

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  2. http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/272553138631

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  3. You are right they are so spoiled! he’s funny though, xxx

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