I went with her over to the prize table where she quoted her verse with ease. Then came the daunting task of picking out a prize. She picked up this one thing and then promptly put it down because she didn't know what it was.
Me: Wait, what was that?
Megan: I don't know, so I put it back.
I reached over and picked up the little clear container of orange-colored goo with a basketball cap on the top.
Me: I think this is like slime.
Megan: Slime? What's that?
Me: I think you've had some before, but it was called Gak.
Megan: Oh yeah!! I'm totally getting that.
We walked back over to where Amanda and Henry were waiting.
Amanda: What'd she get?
Me: Orange slime.
Me: Orange Gak.
Amanda: Oh. Cool!
Me: You know, when I was growing up we had stuff like that, but it was called Slime, and it was green, and came in a little trash can. And some even had worms in it. (Sigh) I wish they still made Slime.
Amanda: It came in a trash can?
Me feeling good about my awesome childhood toy: Yeah. So cool.
Later in the car ...
Amanda: Dad, Mom said that they had something called Slime when she was growing up, and it came in a trash can. Is that true?
Me: Excuuuse me??
Me: Are you really questioning something I said existed in MY childhood?
Amanda: Well ...
Me: You know, Dad was already done with childhood by the time I was going through it, so how would he know anyway?
Me: Yeah. If I said I had green Slime in a trash can when I was a kid, then I did. (Sheesh!)
Guess I'll have to show her this photo I found on the Internet, because I still don't think she believes me.