Mama Diaries

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

If You Had a Time Machine . . .

"Mama," my ten-year-old son said.  "What year would you go to if you had a time machine?"

I thought about that.  "I guess I'd go about a thousand years into the future.  Just because I'm curious about what life would be like then."

Bubba nodded. "Do you know what year I'd go to?"

"No.  What year?"

"1560."

"1560?" I thought that was a pretty odd year to choose.  "Why?"

Bubba gave me a big grin.  "Because that's the year before school was invented. And I don't want to have to go to school!"

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  1. No school, but there was plague, poverty, and famine!

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    1. Yes. I don't think he was thinking about the European situation at that time.

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  2. LOL! He needs a history lesson. =) Ah, the naivete of children.

    Unleashing the Dreamworld

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    1. They prefer not to know about the bad and the ugly!

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  3. Hah! At least he had a good reason. I agree with Alex, I wouldn't want to go so far back, they didn't have flushing toilets back then.

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    1. Yes. I don't think I'd be a fan of how they got rid of human excrement, either.

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  4. First let me say how great it is to be back.
    Your son certainly has a good brain......and uses it on you.

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  5. I'll take school over disease any day

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  6. Haha! That's every child's wish.

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    1. I think when he realizes how much work kids had to do back then, he'd think a little differently. School wouldn't look so bad, then.

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    1. Yes. Not something I'd want to deal with, either!

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  8. I would probably go back to moments when I was a kid so that I could say, "NO DONT SAY THAT YOU SOUND STUPID!" Like when I was four and thought that birthdays and the date of birth were the same thing. So when I was asked my birthday in 1997, I said, "I will be five on September 22, 1993 at 12:34 in the morning." It was a pretty cringe worthy moment when that popped into my head.

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    1. But when you're four, that sounds kind of cute. If you said that at age forty-four, it would be a much bigger problem!

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  9. Loving your sons thoughts on this one ..... until I started to think on the alternatives. Your idea doesn't appeal either as I'd hate to think what I might find. I think I'd quite like to go back to the time of the Pharaohs.

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    1. I'm sure a thousand years in the future would look a lot different. I might not want to stay for long! It might be interesting to view the time of the Pharoahs, but I don't think I'd like to see the mistreatment of the Hebrew slaves.

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  10. lol- That is hilarious. Of course, he might be disappointed about some other aspects of 1560 (no electronics, outdoor toilets, and lots of chores). :)
    ~Jess

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  11. Going back that far might make him appreciate all that is available to him now. Especially his loving family. : )

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