Monday, March 30, 2015

Was there?

I was trying to explain to L why he doesn't get his own iPad like all his little friends at school.  

The conversation turned, naturally, to my own childhood.  "We didn't even have a computer when I was your age," et all.

He was sobered.  "Did you have a tv?" "Yes, one, but kids' shows only came on on Saturday morning." (Not entirely true, because my brother and sister and I watched Square 1 and half of 321 Contact every day after school, but basically.)

But did you have a Wii?"  
"No, there were no Wiis."

Silence, then in a whisper:

"Was there chess?"

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