October 24, 2010

The History Lesson That Didn't Happen

14YO had some of her friends come home from school with her the other day to work on a group project.  The assigment was to make a video about fitness.  One of the girls even brought a piece of 'equipment' with her.

I was folding laundry in the other room when I heard another girl ask her about this particular 'thing.'

"What's that?"

"I don't know.  I got it from my grandma."

"What does it do?"

"I don't know.  But, you're supposed to push on this part here and here or something."

They spoke about the thing in question like it was some sort of artifact that was dug up with a wooly mammoth or something.  As I paired the last two socks and put them on the pile, I peeked around the corner to see what they were talking about.

It was a ThighMaster

I could have easily gone into what the ThighMaster is and ask if they'd heard of Suzanne Somers or Three's Company or any of that, but I had a feeling it would end would me feeling even older than I already did.

Between that and all the giggling, I have to say that I was already feeling pretty freaking old anyhow.

Who says having kids keeps you young?


Trisha B said...

I'm pretty sure the ThighMaster *is* an ancient artifact! How hilarious!

Edie Mindell said...

Very funny at that. I guess kids of today's generation makes us all feel old.:-)