How Old Am I? The Children Know.

My children are being raised appropriately, which means I’m letting them watch 80s cartoons like Spiderman and His Amazing Friends and The Transformers (“Generation 1″ they call them to differentiate them from the later rehashes where Bumblebee is a Cylon).

This morning, my son asked me, “Why does Soundwave’s chest open up and other Transformers come out?”

“Soundwave is an audiocassette player,” I said.

Then I realized he did not know what an audiocassette player or the little tapes that go into it are.

2 Responses to “How Old Am I? The Children Know.”

  1. gimlet Says:

    As a good child of the 80s, you of course used the opportunity to teach them about boomboxes and break dancing.

  2. Brian Says:

    The only breakdancing this old man does is break-his-hip dancing.