I forget sometimes that I'm raising two girls who will have the impression that there was always the Internet, and that people wear their phones, and a handful of other details that I remember a time when they didn't exist.
The girls had been watching Noggin, which switches over to The N after 6 PM. It runs similar programming to TVLand. I believe the show that was on was The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, which I admit I didn't watch. Within the context of the show playing in the next room, a phone rang. Except it was one of those phones that had a bell in it, so it actually rang.
Lauren stopped spooning soup to her mouth, and listened. "Is it a fire alarm?"
"No," I replied. "It's a phone ringing on the TV."
"That's not a phone."
"Actually, it is. Before phones played digital ring tones, they had bells in them and rang."
"You're kidding me."
Imagine if I told her they didn't have buttons.