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What else will be gone forever?


The other day I was out running errands with two of my kids. Just me, the toddler (1.5) and the negotiator (almost 4). The four-year old (a.k.a. the negotiator) decided he wanted ice cream. And it was raining. So into McDonald’s we went. For ice cream. In a cup. Also known as a sunday with no toppings. Because the negotiator insists it’s less messy that way. So I ordered two. One for him, and one for his younger brother – because he copies everything.

While at the register – because I had the toddler with me – I asked for a bib. Which they no longer have. Ok, I thought, I’ll just use a napkin. But then I had to ask they guy at the register, “do you still have the birthday cakes with those sugary things on top?” Not exactly he stated. Bummer! What else will my kids never experience? So I got to thinking. And so did my wife. Below is a list of things we remember from our childhood that our kids will never experience. Feel free to add to it:

  • Soccer moms handing out Ecto cooler Hi-C after a game.
  • Ragu Chicken Tonight. (I couldn’t remember what this was until my wife started singing, “I feel like chicken tonight…like chicken tonight…”)
  • About 1000 types of cereal. Think smurfberry crunch, ice cream cones cereal…
  • Gatorate Gum. Never quenched my thirst though it was bright green/yellow.

What do you miss?

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  • Shelli Neus July 26, 2013, 10:52 pm

    Hey Doc! There is an endless list of things our kids will never experience…VHS, Super Sugar Crisp cereal (and every other sugar-laden cereal advertising that it’s sugar-laden!), blowing on video games to get them to work, recording songs off the radio, mix tapes, land lines and rotary phones, film cameras, life without cell phones and computers, doing research at the library with the card catalog and encyclopedias…the list goes on and on. My boys think we’re prehistoric, as they think the things they have have been around forever. The 80s rocked! 😉

    • Anonymous July 26, 2013, 10:58 pm

      So true Shelli! Hope your family is doing well. I bet those boys are growing strong and healthy.