Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Deion vs Kyle

He's 10 yrs old.

And he's inquisitive...

He's my oldest son, Deion.

The other day he asked me..."Daddy, did you watch movies when you went on road trips when you were my age?"

I laughed. I told him when I was his age there were no portable dvd players to put in cars. He seemed amazed by my words. I wonder if he could conceive in his mind...a world where there were no portable dvd players.

The conversation made me think about his life at the age of 10. Then, I thought about my life at the age of 10. Who has/had it better?

Kyle or Deion (for the middle name is Deion and his middle name is Kyle)

Video games - Deion (Wii)

Video games - Kyle (Atari 2600)


President - Deion (Barack Obama)

President - Kyle (Ronald Reagan)


Pop Icon - Deion (Jay Z)

Pop Icon - Kyle (Michael Jackson)


Residence - Deion (4 bedroom house/he has his own room)

Residence - Kyle (2 bedroom apartment/shared a room with Damon)


#1 Villain - Deion (Osama bin Laden)

#1 Villain - Kyle (Wayne Williams)


Time waster - Deion (internet)

Time waster - Kyle (playing outside)


Best basketball player - Deion (Kobe Bryant)

Best basketball player (Magic Johnson)


Happy Meal cost - Deion ($3.35)

Happy Meal cost - Kyle (.99)


As you can see, Daddy had it pretty damn good. Deion is blessed beyond his dreams.

Maybe one day he'll compare his list to his son...and he'll win.


The Flyyest said...

WOW this is a good post!!!!!! i cant wait til i do that comaprison with my daughter when shes 10.. (i can barely remember when i was 5) lol

Rashan Jamal said...

Wayne Williams yo! I lived in NY and that dude was scary to me. I still got the old school 2600 but none of the games work right anymore. Really creative post!

Redbonegirl97 said...

Wow, the happy meal was 99 cents. I remember Atari, I had some good times with that joystick and single button. You forgot the ice cream truck comparison.

Peace, Love and Chocolate

Trish said...


The F$%K it List said...

Ah yes the Atari was my life, that and collecovision!

Damn a happy meal was $.99 that's CRAZY.

Kit (Keep It Trill) said...

Beautiful blog.

As for your post, I chuckled. There weren't DVDs, mp3s, not even Nintendo. My kids joke that I came up in the pre-historic age, and some ways, they're right.

E.M.H. said...

Funny post . . . while you had it good it shows that you still have it good and your son is even more blessed to have you. It will def be interesting to see his comparison with his son in like 20 something years. Creative post :-)

Solomon said...

I think about the internet/playing outside comparison all the time. The Atari didn't come along till late for me even. All we ever did was play outside. I still can't imagine being a kid and not wanting to go out and do things. I suppose it is like me now also. I waste way too much time on the internet.

lol @ happy meal for 99 cents. Those were the days!

Great post!

Mizrepresent said...

Good post Kyle! I'm sure your son will appreciate all that he has and share with kids. Remember PONG! lol!

CurvyGurl ♥ said...

Loved this post! Took me back for a spell.

Don said...

Definitely blessed.

I sat here and stared at the Atari game system for a minute or so. Still cannot believe that my sister and I used to actually play that ancient looking joint. Reminds me of how it feels to compare vehicles of today to those of yesteryear.

Station wagons, in particular.

Anonymous said...

We used to have this dinner time discussion at our house. What things did you not have when you were born that you can't live without now. The list is long.

I still gotta get a record player cause I ain't downloading an mp3/4 when I got the New Edition LP right there in the closet. Shoooot.

Rich Fitzgerald said...
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Rich Fitzgerald said...

That was a dope post.

I think you got Deion beat with Wayne Williams though. Dude had everybody in the black community scared back in the day. Black folks weren't tripping off Sadam, at least not the mass majority of us, but Wayne Williams...shoot! We was definitely in before the street lights came on.