We were walking across a parking lot yesterday when I randomly said ‘uh oh spaghetti-o’… to which my 4 year old replied ‘mom, what’s a spaghetti-o?’ I was flabbergasted, laughing, and a touch proud all at the same time.
[It brings to total recall when my then 2 year old (now 7 and totally aware) didn’t know what McDonald’s was. Really, that’s adorable, going back and reading it… really, you should. Because Casey kisses the same way and has for quite a while, and I didn’t remember that… ]
Anyway…. so yeah, my 4 year old has no idea what a spaghetti-o is, so I asked the 7 year old, who turned around, laughing and said… “no, it’s just ‘uh oh spaghetti-o’ right?”…. the food product involved is totally abstract to them. I don’t recall ever having any until I went to a friend’s house and that’s what the mom fed us for lunch. She gave us TV dinners at some point as well. Needless to say, as I grew up with a mom who cooked pretty much exclusively from scratch, I was not thrilled with the stuff that came out of a can or box. It all tasted so… plain!
Is there something your kids have no idea about that’s very common to most other kids?