Monday, March 3, 2014

Being a Kid in the 80's

I am going to totally age myself with this post. Over the weekend I had some time to check out Pinterest and found a friend had started a board all about things from his childhood. We are about the same age and are children who grew up in that florescent colored, big hair, totally awesome era of the 1980's. If you grew up in the 1980's how many of these things do you remember?

These days kids are using tablets and iPads to doodle on. Back in my day we had these.....



If you check out a candy aisle these days you will find all kinds of mega extreme sour candy. When I was growing up jawbreakers were the things and these were awesome. 



If you saw this next picture and immediately began singing :1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12!" then just like me you grew up watching Sesame Street daily. For me it was an episode before school and the exact same episode after school. 


Oh how I loved this show. Out of this World was a sitcom about a young girl named Eve who is half human and half alien. She could stop time by touching her index fingers together and could communicate with her Dad through a crystal cube, voiced by none other than Burt Reynolds. As you can imagine lot of hilarity ensued. 


Now kids are able to watch whatever they want, whenever they want. Back when I was little there was actual television specials. This logo meant I was allowed to stay up past my bedtime to watch television.


Nickelodeon was a brand new television network and their big hit show was Double Dare. Families competed with trivia questions and if they didn't know the answer they could take a physical challenge that usually involved slime, whipped cream, water and all kinds of silly funny stuff. I loved watching this show, especially watching the parents make fools out of themselves. 


I loved having stories read to me. Each night at bedtime I would have my Mom read to me and would beg for just one more story. These read-a-longs from Disney were great for me and my sisters. We could put the record (yes actual record) on and follow along. We knew it was time to turn the page when Tinkerbell's twinkle sounded.



"I pity the fool who doesn't eat my cereal". Any cool television personalty or cartoon character had their own cereal in the 80's. Mr. T was no exception.


Growing up in the 80's there was a certain building that brought excitement and joy. This was one of them and this is what they all looked like.


The music was gnarly, and the fashion was radical. I am a proud child of the 80's! 
Are you a product of the 80's? What are some of your favorite things from this era? 

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