Our friends are having a welcome party this afternoon for their baby girl, and instead of gifts they've asked everyone to bring something for the baby's time capsule. Not liking to procrastinate, I'm tackling the challenge good and early—right now.
I thought it would be fun to ask Sidamo and Nora to make predictions about the future so when Ruby opens her time capsule in high school, she can laugh at how dumb they were. So I asked Sidamo, "Do you think the world will be the same or different way, way, way off in the future—like 15 years from now."
"Really?" I asked. "How will it be different?"
I don't know, he said, and went back to reading. I realized I'd have to get specific. "Cars, for instance: Will they be the same or different?"
"They'll be different. Definitely."
"How will they be different?" I asked.
"Well," he said, "For one thing, they'll be older."
Sooooooo … we're back to the drawing board. If you have any brilliant ideas for a time capsule, send 'em along.