Parenting 101: Now I feel old!

Obsolete things we spoke about this morning which made me feel really old!

1) Coles notes

2) That the first ever CD I bought was $25.98, from Sam The Record Man in Downtown Toronto and it was the band Yes, 90125.

3) Anything starting with, “When I was young”, or “Back in the day”.  My son jokes my first pet was a dinosaur.

4) The TV show M.A.S.H.

5) The starting wage for my first ever job when I was 14-years-old was $4.85/hour.

6) I remember $0.30/litre for gas

7) $0.46 chocolate bars

8) I had a black and white TV for my video game machine which I used until I blew the picture tube.

9) I told the story about monkeys at the African Lion Safari in Kitchener, Ontario tearing the weather stripping of the car in front of ours when I was very young.  When asked what weather stripping was, I honestly had no idea.

10) When telling my kids that my first car was a Saturn, my son asked me if I had to use my feet to stop the car like the Flintstones... Ha ha ha.

Warren Orlans had been blogging parent-related posts as The Urban Daddy since 2004, and he has been blogging about Canadian tax information under inTAXicating since 2008. A parenting expert with three young children, and with experience working at the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) for almost 11 years (and working on his own for several more), Warren's got being a busy dad down to a fine art.

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