We all know how different life is for our kids than it was for us. The world has become a technological wonderland, and innovations that kids take for granted today were almost unimaginable when I was a kid (surfing the Internet from a cell phone?! Neither of those existed then).
When I was a kid and wanted to know what Santa was bringing for Christmas, I did it the old fashioned way: looking through Mom's purse to find "The List" (sorry, Mom!), sneaking in the backs of closets, etc.
Not so, for kids of today! A couple of weeks ago I finished my Christmas shopping, and Josh asked for some hints about one of his gifts. So we gave him a couple of great stumpers, thinking that would be the end of it (the presents were safely hidden out at Alden's office). Oh, no. He knew that I had been shopping at Costco, WalMart, and Target. So what did he do? Well, after getting his hints, he immediately went to costco.com to scope it out! And you know what? Yup, he found it. Of course, I didn't tell HIM that. ;-)
Ah, how true the saying, "The more things change, the more they stay the same!"