Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Is A HOME PHONE A Thing Of The Past?

My kids: "What's that mom?"
Me: "What?"
My kids: "That hole in the wall over there! What's that for?"
Me: "Ummm...a telephone?"
My kids: "You mean a cell phone?"
Me: "No...a telephone...that plugs into the wall! A Home Phone!"

Does this conversation sound familiar?
My kids are absolutely clueless about a home phone and why there is a phone jack in the wall of our house. Even more confusing...explaining to them that...when I was a kid, this was how we talked to each other. Now, I really don't feel that old, but thinking about it...CELLPHONES prevail now!

We don't have a landline in our house! Do you? If so, what keeps you from disregarding it and going STRICTLY to just cellphones?

Do you think that home phones are a thing of the past already?

I just thought this was an interesting topic to talk about today.
Since we really have only had one house (in our ten years of marriage) that had a landline. My kids think that our old telephones (not cell phones) are PLAY PHONES and never were REAL phones!

And since we're on the topic...what the hecks an Answering Machine?  My kids only know of a thing called VOICEMAIL! 

Anyone else starting to feel OLD?


Laurie of Lulu and Daisy said...

I have no idea why, but we have kept ours. I am not sure if it's that its bundled into our cable or what. We don't keep the ringer on it. I was sad when my parents gave up their land line last year. It was 40 years old and will always be "my" phone number. Great topic!

Kimberly said...

We ONLY have a land line! We had cell phones 10 years ago but got rid of them after about 18 months because we got tired of everyone tracking us down when we were away from home. Just call my house, leave a message, I'll call you back!