20+ Kids Who Accidentally Sent Us to the “I’m Getting Old” Department With Their Questions

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We are now just as far away from the year 2050 as we are from 1990. Time goes by in the blink of an eye and what was as plain as the nose on our face for us, is now a riddle for the next generations. These kinds of “mysterious objects from the past” create stories that can be a barrel of laughs.

We at Bright Side dug out some posts with goofy stories about how kids try their best to understand the artifacts from their parent’s childhood.


In the “I’m getting old” department.., a kid saw this and said, “Oh, you 3D-printed the ’Save’ icon.” @Bill_Gross / twitter


My daughter just asked why we say “hang up” the phone and now I feel 90. @EnglishJason / twitter


I asked my 6-year-old if he knows what this is. He said it is a tape player. And then he asked, “How do you turn it on?” @TheJordanMiller / twitter


One of my students really wrote a sentence that begins, “In the late 1900s.” I had to re-read it 3 times to realize what the heck was going on. My feelings are hurt. @sjjphd / twitter


I asked my 5-year-old if she wanted to tape a TV show. She looked confused, then went to a drawer and brought me Scotch tape. I’m obsolete. @StellaGMaddox / twitter


Watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse with my kid and Mickey just called a record player an ancient machine. From now on I’m going to tweet in hieroglyphics. @MotherPlaylist / twitter


I was just watching “I Love Lucy” and my 5-year-old was like, “Mom, what’s wrong with the TV, all the color is missing.” @mamaspohr / twitter


Him: Mommy, what IS a postcard?

Me: A prehistoric text message.

Him: Did they send them on beepers? *blink*

Me: No. Just... no.

@SocaMomDC / twitter


The kids I nanny for asked why I wanted to see Incredibles 2 and I said because the first one came out when I was a kid and they really asked ...if it was in color. @kirstenabigail2 / twitter


Some little kid just came up to me on the train & asked me what this is. My heart shatters for children everywhere. @RoobMacchia / twitter


Y’all a 5-year-old little boy just asked me what this blue thing is... I told him it was a portable radio and he asked what a portable radio does... I don’t know how to feel, this is not okay. @twheat9 / twitter


I told an 18-year-old the other day that I used to get Netflix delivered to me in the mail and I’m pretty sure he thought I was lying. @JonAcuff / twitter


My son just asked me what this is — he’s 11 years old ...have times changed THAT much?! @Gil_630 / twitter


In the back of an Uber the other day my 11-year-old asked me what this thing on the door is. @MarcSebens / twitter


Watching cable with my eldest son and a commercial comes on. He asked to skip it and I said you can’t skip TV ads. I then told him you have to pay to watch these too and he looked at me like I was crazy. @Dutch40k / twitter


I just found a phone from the ’90s with a hashtag! Twitter wasn’t even invented then, why did they need a hashtag back then? @Quora


So my kid is so excited about a book that was delivered to our driveway yesterday. “Mom,” he asked incredulously, “Is EVERYBODY’S name in there?” Yep, my 11-year old had never seen a phone book.

@whec_DDewberry / twitter


Watchin’ a movie with Ollie and the girl is texting on a flip phone and he asks me, “How do you type on those phones?” @LexyP88 / twitter


I know I’m old when I talk to teenagers about burning a CD and they actually think I’m literally burning a CD... I’m surprised they don’t ask what a CD is. @LetsTalkAboutMH / twitter


My 9-year-old just asked me what this is? When did it come out? 1955? Is it for music? ~ I bought it the year before you were born. @jodierandazzo / twitter


I asked my sister’s daughter what this is and she said it’s a microwave. @MadyiraWeGutu / twitter


I’m old enough to know what the link is between these 2. @GermanForBernie / twitter

What items from your childhood do you miss the most? Do you think the kids around you would know how to use them?


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I genuinely feel bad for those people. I'm not even that old but I know how these things work. I'm actually a sucker for antique things.


I remember I had to show 2 high school boys how to use a pay phone. I saw them just standing there, looking at it thinking how do i use this


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