Monday, September 27, 2004

Sign of the times 

Overheard on the train this morning...
Five year old: “What’s your favourite colour , Mummy?”

“Mummy, what’s your favourite number?”

“What’s your favourite animal?”

I smiled, thinking how the same conversation could have been heard in just about any era.

“What’s your favourite phone, Mummy?”


The fact of the mobile phone – an archetypal, brand-less mobile phone - being an intrinsic part of a 21st century 5-year-old’s view of the world I can understand. But get this - the distinction between brands of mobile phones has already driven it’s way deep into childhood existence. Whatever happened to a childhood of fluffy bunnies and rainbow colours? I must be getting old. Or have I said that before?

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