Do you ever think about the conversations that you might have with your future children? The questions they'll ask you? The stories they'll want to hear about you as a kid? Where you were when things happened: The Beijing Olympics, the O.J. Simpson trial, Obama's inauguration, 9/11, etc. If you saw this band in concert or that movie at the theater. And...do you wonder what your kids will think of you? Here's a very possible future conversation with my future kid (let's say her name's Scout):
Scout: Mom, it says here that Titanic was one of the highest-grossing movies of all time. Do you remember that movie?
Me: Oh of course! I loved that movie! I saw it six times in the theater!!
Scout: Wait, what? Six times? Why?
Me: I was kind of obsessed with it. The only reason I saw it the sixth time was because it was April 15th, the anniversary of the sinking. I also started an aol webpage for it and my first screen name was RoseDwson, after the main character. I even had a cookbook with recipes for the meals they served on the ship, and both soundtracks...I still have them if you want to listen to them, and...
Scout: Okay, I get it. You liked it.
Scout: Mom...I don't mean to be rude, but...that's pretty nerdy.
Me: I know, honey. I know...