Monday, July 26, 2010

Antiquing with my Boy

-A few weekends ago, Sun Kissed Boy #1 made a comment after I came home from a visit to the antique store.  Actually two comments referring to an old window frame I purchased.  One was, “Daddy will say he likes it but he really wont.” (Can’t really argue there.  Most of the time Sun Kissed Husband likes the things I bring home but other times, I think he just goes with the flow.  Very perceptive of my boy.) The other was, “I can see why people don’t buy that.”

With that in mind, I decided to take him with me this weekend to my antique store adventure.  I knew I was taking a big chance.  He was either going to love it or I would have to hear big sighs and questions about how much longer we would be there, cutting my visit to the antique store short.  I must have been feeling brave Saturday because I was willing to take the chance. 

Immediately, I heard comments from him like, “why is everything old looking?” or “why would anyone buy someone else’s old junk?”  But then I realized he wasn’t being negative at all.  He was genuinely curious.  Before I knew it, he was pointing out to me things that I might enjoy taking pictures of.  (He knows that I blog and I take plenty of photos for my posts.  The fact that he supports it by encouraging me to take photographs makes my heart pitter-patter.) 

I explained to him what a card catalog was when he spied the card catalog cabinet.

Remember these?

He was astonished to find out that home computers are a fairly new invention.  Before then, there were typewriters.  I’m not sure if he understood the concept when I explained how they worked.

He was so funny when he wondered if Shrek and Bob the Builder was around in the “old times”.

He picked out something special for himself.

On our way back home I asked him if he still thought that antique stores were lame.  He said, “Not at all.  It’s like going through someone’s old home.” I

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Teachinfourth said...

That's really great. When I was a kid, I used to think that antiques were junk, too. I soon learned the value of these cool things, especially if they used to belong to a family member. I'm glad that he had a lot of fun and that you are able to answer his questions.

Hope he enjoys it just as much the next time.

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

It was a history lesson of sorts! I think it's great and he got a lot of questions answered and picked up something pretty cool for himself! Funny how typewriters are so foreign to kids now!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

That's so cool~he gets it!

I take my son with me to estate sales all the time. I don't know that he loves it, but he can find some good stuff on his own now. :)

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

How fun to have your son share and "discover" the treasures that you enjoy looking for. And that he was a part of where you love to go and what you enjoy doing...

Here's to many more antique adventures together....

Blessings & Aloha!
(hubby and son are sleeping, so trying to finally get some blog reading done, visit and reply to comments left on my past two posts!) Thank you so much for stopping by and your sweet comment...please come back any time. I love your posts that you share!

Life in Rehab said...

Where IS this antique store? I don't think I've been in it!

Cooper City Antique Mall said...

Yanet great Blog, boy do I have so much to learn.
It is ironic that I found your blog today as just yesterday I was thinking what a great idea it would be to have elementary schools in the area come into the antique mall as a field trip. It occured to me that an antique mall is pretty much a museum. Okay one you have to pay for the items but a museum of history to a kid.