― Back when I was your age.....Have you caught yourself saying that to your child yet? I try to refrain from using that phraseology, but can't help but tell my children childhood stories of when I was young. Isn't that the same as "back when I was your age"? I'm sure my children would agree that it can be annoying as I'm sure they are thinking that times have changed. It's nothing like that today. I know because that's exactly what I thought when my Mom told me stories. ∙ Those "back [...].