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A Little Frog Told Me

| London, England, UK | Parents & Guardians, Pets & Animals

(My mum and stepdad are keen birdwatchers and regularly go to wetlands or preserves to pursue their hobby. Today, they’d been to the wetlands and mum called me on their way home.)

Me: “Hi. Did you have a nice time?”

Mum: “We did; the weather was beautiful.”

Me: “Did you see any good birds?”

Mum: *excitedly* “We saw a frog!”

Me: *face-palm*

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The Shortening Generation Gap

| Waynesboro, PA, USA | Popular, Siblings

(While cleaning my room with my sister, she happens to find my first phone, which happens to be an old flip phone. Cue her complete confusion.)

Sister: “What is this?!”

Me: “My first phone; it’s a flip phone.”

Sister: *opens it up* “How do you use it?! Is that the screen?! How do you type?! Where’s the front facing camera?! Is the charger a USB or…?”

Me: *tries to explain it in between laughs*

Sister: “So, can you use your finger on the screen?”

Me: *cracking up by now* “No!”

Sister: “Man, I’d hate to have that phone. It’s really weird.”

(I never thought that at only the age of 20, I’d be subject to the feeling of ‘Man, kids these days will never know what it was like.’)

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An Anomalous Child

| Madison, WI, USA | Parents & Guardians, Sons & Daughters

(Mom and I are watching a show in which the characters find openings into other time periods. I’ve been criticizing a particular character for how quickly they went through the anomaly.)

Me: “Then again, you realize that if I ever found one of those, I’d be through it in a heartbeat?”

Mom: *not sounding at all surprised* “Leave a note.”