Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Good "Old" Mom
Ben and Molly and I were watching a home video of when I was a child today, and B especially was LOVING it. He was reveling in seeing so many of his family members looking so young, especially Granny and Grandpa.
Out of the blue he says, "I can't believe how long ago this was, Mom! Did you guys ride in a horse and carriage back then?"
What really struck me was this: when I was a kid, I remember asking my mom the very same question...however, I was probably looking at a black-and-white picture of her as a child. Something that clearly represented a by-gone era.
My son was watching a full color video of me and my family, jumping on a trampoline...not exactly the "old" days, by the sight of it.
I wonder if all kids who are learning about the past, and about how diifferent things are now from how they once were, imagine that their parents must have lived through all the "past" that they are learning about. Now that I think of it, I can remember B asking me once if I met Jesus before he died. SO amazing to me that, even with all he knows, and with how relatively young I feel, my son can't place me in time yet...all he knows is that he is young and I am old. Interesting stuff...but I've got to run now...there is a chicken to be plucked for dinner, the cow needs milking, and I haven't churned the butter yet! Have you seen my bonnet, btw?