I wonder what my girls will romantically recall about "back in my day" when they have kids.

My daughter came stomping into the kitchen and asked our Amazon Echo, "Alexa, what's the temperature?"

The blue light on top of the speaker lit up and replied, "The time is 8:14 a.m." Then she ran back to her bedroom, where my wife asked her the temperature.

"Umm, eight," she said. "Actually, I forget." So she ran back into the kitchen.

I peeked around the corner and told her Alexa didn't understand what she said and gave her the time, not the temperature. I'm not sure she knows there's a difference. But undeterred, she tried again; this time speaking slowly. The blue light went on, and Alexa answered, "Currently, it's 65 degrees outside, today the high will be 75 degrees."

My 3-year-old turned and ran back down the hallway. She returned a moment later.

"Did you forget?" I asked. She nodded.

You'd think technology would make things easier.

"You know," I told her, "when I was a kid, I'd look out on our back porch to the smiley face thermometer hanging on the wall to find out the temperature."

My 6-year-old chimed in, "we should get an emoji thermometer, too." I told her we didn't know what emojis were back then, it was just a smiley face. She rolled her eyes at me.

I often think about how my kids will see the world when they are older and how technology is changing everything. Perspective is an interesting thing.

During a conversation with my uncle, I mentioned how, when I started my career, I used to print driving directions off the computer from Mapquest. And when I first had a GPS, it didn't recognize newer roads. Every time wife and I drove to Wisconsin, there was a 20-mile stretch where the little car on the screen was driving through the middle of a lake.

My younger cousin looked at me like I was from the stone age. But my uncle laughed. "It's interesting, your view on it," he said. "You know for most of history people just had a map." I rolled my eyes.

I wonder what my girls will romantically recall about "back in my day" when they have kids.

Will a save button on a computer still be an icon of a floppy disc? My kids don't know what that is, and their kids certainly won't. Maybe they'll talk about how when they grew up, every appliance didn't have a screen. Or how they used to have to use a little piece of metal, called a key, to open doors and start cars.

I guess really the question is, does it even matter? While technology changes, most things stay the same. When I tell my kids about how it used to take about five hours to download something from the internet, it's kind of like my generation's version of walking up hill both ways in the snow to get to school.

My daughters will find some example to remind their kids to appreciate life and all they have.

And instinctively, their kids will roll their eyes.

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