I'm 100% that mom who lives in the past. The kind of mom I always said I would never become is exactly what I have. I just can't seem to get past the "good old" days. While my son does have some modern toys and electronics, like the LeapPad that he insists on taking everywhere, John also has a pretty big collection of vintage toys.

Whenever I see a toy or something electronic from my younger years, I scoop it up for my son. At the ripe old age of three, John already has a record player, CD player, a cassette player, and this fun camera- the same type I played with as a kid:

Traci Taylor

You know, it doesn't feel like it was all that long ago that everyone was scrambling to get their hands on a portable Walkman so they could take their music with them. The first cassette tape that I can remember popping into my bulky Walkman was Wham!'s "Make It Big" album. And yes, this hoarder still has that cassette tape. And yes. I still have my Walkman.

Not too long ago I visited a thrift store where I found a Fisher Price Play Tape Recorder complete with a working microphone and had to buy it for my son. Let me tell you, this toy has kept my child happy and entertained for hours. I don't know if our neighbors love hearing John sing (loudly) into his microphone for hours, but this toy is his favorite and my heart is warmed because it was my favorite when I was little, too.

Traci Taylor

I love that my little boy knows what a cassette player is and I wish even more kids did.  TheFineBros sat down with a few kids to show them what a Walkman is. Try not to laugh too hard as you watch these kids try to figure out exactly what The Walkman is. You might end up needing Depends, you know since we're so old that remember actually owning a Walkman.

[via TheFineBros]