"Nama, I have to do some homework for a badge for Boy Scouts, and I need to ask you some questions about when you were growing up." Naturally I agreed (you see I LOVE conversations like this)
Me: Ok, go!
Jack: "Well, so what was it like when you were growing up?" (fortunately he didn't add....100 years ago ;} )
I proceeded to tell him that we lived in an apartment, that I never lived in a house.
JACK (in SHOCK) gasped "W- H- A- T???!!! You NEVER LIVED IN A HOUSE ?"
I explained that we were poor.
JACK : "Well, didn't your parents WORK????? And didn't they get PAID?"
Me: Of course, but the salaries way back weren't as much as nowadays.
JACK: (quietly) "Oh."
And then I told him we never had a car until I was a teenager. When my father got the car he told me I would never get to drive it because he and my mom needed it.
SHOCK AGAIN..."How did you get to school?"
Me: I walked
JACK: "HUH??? Didn't you have a bike?"
I told him that we never rode bikes....we walked 8 blocks.
JACK: "Is that like a MILE, Nama???!!!!"
JACK: "What did you do for fun?"
I told him that I loved being with friends, going to sleepovers, and dancing on Sundays at the Gordon Tech sock hops.
Ah, the good old days!!!
Yes, this was a very fun conversation (on my end, at least). Someday I hope he lets me read/see the family tree he has created.