What a solution
Almost every Friday we have pizza. I order Papa John's and they deliver it to our door. Since I usually pay by credit card over the phone, Cameron doesn't actually ever see me pay for the pizza.
The other day our electricity was out. Despite the number of books and toys Cameron has, he flopped down on the family room floor and lamented how bored he was since he couldn't watch TV or play on his computer.
I told him about how a long, long time ago people did not ever have electricity and what did he think they did? He was quite fascinated by this fact and kept asking me what else they didn't have a long time ago. I finally pulled out one of those Century in Pictures books that came out around the millenium. I had ordered some for my classroom. He was just enthralled by the pictures and asked me with each one what it was showing.
One of the pictures was of a LONG line of men, trying to get a job, during the time of the depression. I told Cameron that there was a time when a lot of people couldn't get jobs and didn't even have money to feed their family.
His reaction, "Well Mom, why didn't they just call up and order pizza from Papa John's?!?"
Oh how times have changed.