10 Things Our Kids Will Never Have to Learn How to Do

payphoneDid you hear a teenage witness in a trial admitted she couldn't read a letter she supposedly wrote? The 19-year-old can't read it because she can't read (or apparently write) cursive! Pass me some Metamucil, because dang that made me feel old!

Of course a teenager in 2013 can't read cursive! School after school is dropping the handwriting we toiled over back in third grade.

To quote a singer most teenagers have never even heard of, "the times, they are a changin'." 

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Just look at all the skills we grew up with ... that our kids will likely never master.

Do you remember doing these? Which ones can your kids do?

 

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Never... Never.A.Mom

I felt old as well.


I learned to type on my mom's typewriter and felt cool. lol

magis... magisnotonfire

My older daughter was taught cursive in school in third grade, but they stopped teaching that in the five year gap between her and my younger, so I just taught her myself. I know teenagers that can't read cursive, and can only sign their name.

LostS... LostSoul88

I'm a 90s kid and I grew up with all this.  When did they stop teaching cursive??? 

GinaC... GinaChristine

Same thing as LostSoul88. I'm also a 90s kid and I know how to do all of these things

BeccaLS BeccaLS

God I'm only 18 and I know how to do most of this stuff. I feel old.


Another thing - kids today will never know Pluto as a planet. Which I steadfastly insist it still is. Oh and VHS! Kids today would think it's downright archaic to have to rewind a tape to watch it again.

Nima Aghdami

I don't feel old. And she is old enough to have been in school while it still taught cursive writing. She is undereducated just like Trayvon. Drains on society. I hope she doesn't procreate more loser children.

2baby... 2babymomma

so next i guess you would say your glad an unarmed child was murdered because he in your opinion was uneducated

nonmember avatar Amy

Glad to say my kids can roller skate! And at their school, they have to learn both cursive and how to use a library for research. They're clueless on the rest, though.

Evaly... EvalynCarnate

Popcorn on the stove is the BEST! My daughter loves watching me make popcorn "the old fashioned way" lol 

LadyM... LadyMinni

I'm 19 and I can do all of this except for load a typewriter. I was a destructive kid and never allowed to touch one. My cursive is quite shaky I admit, as I only use it on rare occasion to sign my name. And I may theoretically know how to roller skate, but I'm bad at anything more complicated than walking in high heels. I am a bit coordination challenged


2babymomma, what the hell? No one is saying that except you. What a stupid, pointless thing to say.

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