The other night after supper Cole asked me if we had any popcorn. I told him we did, and asked if he wanted some. Then, I remembered I had popped the last bag of microwave popcorn a couple of weeks ago. So I told him that while I didn't have any microwave popcorn, I could pop him some in a pan. The look he gave me told me that he had absolutely no idea what I was talking about. My husband and I spent the next 10 minutes trying to explain to the kids that "back in the olden days," before microwave ovens (yes, I am THAT old), we popped corn in oil in a pan, shaking the pan while it was cooking to stir up the kernels. Then we started laughing when we remembered "Jiffy Pop" popcorn. Do you remember that? In the little aluminum pan with the foil top that grew and grew as the popcorn popped?
We didn't have that cool Jiffy Pop popcorn at our house very often, and my husband didn't either. Our moms thought it was too expensive and wouldn't buy it. But once in awhile we could get them to buy one of those cool pans and we would stand there mesmerized by that foil lid growing bigger and bigger with each POP!
I can't believe that my children had no concept of popcorn, other than coming from the microwave. I mean, it hasn't been THAT long ago has it????? Ahhh, the good old days!