Apr 2, 2014

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Silly Stuff – 80’s Kid


When I saw this on Facebook, two things drew me to it.  I was amazed at how accurate it was and I liked how it was not your typical ’80’s kid’ thing you see on the internet.  Usually they mostly feature tv characters that were popular back then or toys that were oh so cool in the 80’s, but this one shows how different the times were.  It reminds us how in just twenty-some-odd years children and what they know has changed.  There definitely was more of a respect shown to our parents and I find having fun was easier too.  In my opinion anyways.  I was especially intrigued by the fact that the internet was not around yet or that cell phones weren’t around.  I knew that, of course, but it does feel like those things have been a part of our lives forever lol.  Amazing that just a few years ago, they weren’t even a blip on the radar!

Have you been around long enough to remember these things clearly?  Or are you just a youngin’ and have only heard of this ‘in stories’ 😉


  1. Viki S. says:

    And then the 90’s arrived 🙁

  2. I definitely was around to remember those times! I remember being locked out of the house in the summer to go play outside. We weren’t aloud back in unless we had to go to the bathroom, get a drink or it was lunch time. LOL. Back when you didn’t have to worry, much, about someone kidnapping you and back when you had to use your imagination to have fun…not just sit in front of the TV watching shows or playing video games. I love the points that one little picture makes!

  3. I loved TV time

  4. Totally my life! And our “free time” wasn’t 100% scheduled and our parents weren’t involved in every extracurricular activity we participated in.

  5. Around and around and around 🙂
    One of the things I miss the most is the outside playing time. Kids were never home glued to TVs or video games. We didn’t know what obesity was.
    I really feel bad for the new generations… Now I feel old. 🙂

  6. Yes TV time was very limited for us, we were supposed to go play outside. And we had a black and white TV with only 2 channels …

  7. Oh, I definitely remember all this. And I remember when I first got the internet and was on for HOURS! And a portable telephone back then was called a beeper. Remember those? LOL. Wow, how times have changed.

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