Last night the kids and I sat down to watch The Rescuers for the first time. They asked me how I heard about this movie, and I told them I used to watch it when I was a little girl.
Boo: "Grandma had the DVD of this movie?"
Amy: "No, we didn't have DVD's. We just had to watch it in the movie theaters."
Yaks: "What? You mean, you didn't have a DVD player when you were little? How would you watch any shows?"
Amy: "No, we didn't have a DVD player until I was older. When we went on trips in the car, we would either listen to a book being read, color, or look out the window."
Boo: "WHAT? You didn't have movies?"
Yaks: "Mom, I feel so sorry for you."
That made me remember that we in fact had The Rescuers Read-Along book when we were younger. I have distinct memories of making long trips to Utah from Colorado and California and listening to that story played over and over and over again.
Today I looked online to see if a copy could still be had so I could show the kids, and wouldn't you know, You Tube someone had posted the book pages and the narrator! What a blast from the past!
I showed the kids, thinking they would be SO impressed with how we would entertain ourselves, and I got a couple blank stares and "I'm gonna go play now, okay?"