Monday, December 24, 2007

Uphill Both Ways!

Tonight, kids were waiting for Santa. Tara was playing a game on Nintendo DS, Harvest Moon. She was complaining about some gardening problem in the game.
Tim remarked 'You know, in my days, when I played Harvest Moon, we had to cut the weeds ourselves.'
Cees one-upped him 'In MY games, we had to play as blades of grass! And we'd be eaten by cows!'
Tara said 'Well, in MY games, we had to play as oxygen! And people would keep breathing us!'

Cees 'Well, in MY days! We didn't even get to use a console. We had to sit on the couch with a broken tv screen and a controller, and were told to have fun.'
Tim 'You got to use a controller???'
Cees 'Well, I say controller, it was a stick.'
Tim 'Well, in my days, we had to cut off one of our own hands and use that as a controller!'
Cees 'Well, when I was REALLY young, we would be put into an empty room, and told we wouldn't get out until we'd beaten level EIGHT! And then they would forget about us, and let us starve in there!'
Jane 'Well, in my days, they would put us into an empty room, and wouldn't even let us THINK!'

Cees 'Right, well, we had to get up at ten o'clock in the morning, half an hour before we went to bed, drink a cup of sulphuric acid, go down to the mine, pay the manager for the priviledge of working there, come home and my parents would kick us out on the streets.'
Kate 'You had a room? We lived at the bottom of a lake!'

And you tell the kids of today that, and they won't believe you!
All 'No, they won't!'

1 comment:

mathmom said...

We let our kids watch too much Monty Python too. ;-)

Merry Christmas!