My 9 year old son Jack got a visit from Santa recently. Santa was very good to Jack – he got him an IPod and a PSP – the exact same as I got. I grew up playing games and totally love the PSP – it’s like the toy I dreamed of when I was younger, and now that I have my IPod I don’t know how I suffered the bus to work without it.
But how old do you get before you forget about kids toys and move on to big boys toys? It only seems like yesterday that I was shopping at kids stores for Jack. The last present I remember going into town to get him was one of those kids easel things for doing his paintings (one of these things). And now, only a couple of years later he’s playing with the same things as me.
Is he growing up too fast? Am I not growing up fast enough? Or is it just society that is moving so fast for us that age differences are starting to disappear into the past?
I thought that the PSP was what I dreamed of having when I was a child, but it was actually one of these things – a gadget that is everything you want, and fits right into your pocket. What next can technology produce to astound me?