Thursday, April 15, 2010

The Honorable Mention Blog: 'The Good Old Days' for Kids

"It's so beautifully arranged on the plate - 
you know someone's fingers have been all over it."
~Julia Child

I was having a chat with a co worker while on a break and a preschooler asked for me to tie his shoe. We were chatting about the good old days when prices weren’t so high due to inflation and this crazy economy when the child tapped me to interrupt.
“Excuse me. What’s the Good Old Days?”
“Oh,” I giggled, “That was as far back as we can remember about the things we liked.” I explained.
“Sounds about right,” my coworker laughed, "feels likes a hundred years ago."
“Cool.” He smiled after thanking me for tying his shoe. Later that day he made an announcement to his mother at pick up time.
“Mommy it was ‘the good old days’ when you made those chocolate chip cookies.”
His mother later reported to me that she had made chocolate chip cookies last week.

2 comments:

Dan Gurney said...

I love this! It can be difficult to remember this, but proportionally, a year ago for my students is 12 years ago for me.

I talk about the "olden days" in my class, too, but I might be talking about something that happened a month or two ago. For them, last Christmas IS the olden days.

Barbra Stephens said...

LOL! You have kindergartners so they remember back a bit farther...That's funny!