80's child

United States
October 12, 2006 6:23pm CST
You know you're an 80's child if... -Snap braclets were always getting you in trouble at school. -You played with my little ponies. -Friendship braclets were ties that couldn't be broken. -You ever read nancy drew, the hardy boys, the babysitters club, or sweet valley high. -You know all the words to ce ice baby or can't touch this... -You wanted to be the hulk for halloween. -You had a crush on at least one of the new kid on the block members. -You remember new kids on the block. -You wanted to be on star search. -You wore one of those tee-shirt rings or a scrunchie on one side of your shirt during your youth. -You were styling with your french rolled pants. -You wore multipairs of socks in the middle of summer just to be "hip". -You had puff-painted your own shirt at least once. -You knew the profound meaning of "wax on, wax off." -You were upset when she-ra, princess of power, and he-man cancelled. -You can remember watching every single episiode of full house and saved by the bell for hours on end back when they were new episodes. -You have seen at least 10 episodes of fraggle rock. -You wanted to be a goonie. -You remember madonna in her cone stage. -You even wore florecent neon clothing. -You could brakedance, or wished you could. -You remember when atari was the state-of-the-art video game system. -You remember m.c. hammer. -You own any cassettes. -You can still sing the rap to fresh prince of bell air. -You can recite the theme to duck tails. -You owned a pair of l.a. gear, converse, or keds tennis shoes. -My little pony, gummy bears, transformers, you can't do that on television, woozles, kids incorperated, double dare, and hey dude are familiar to you. -Do polly pockets or popples ring a bell? -Big wheels and bicycles with rainbow streamers were the way to go. -You pondered why smurfette was the only female smurf. -You actually spent hours trying to perfect "the Care Bear stare." -You had wonderwoman or superman underware. -You still have a crimper in your bathroom drawer. -Can we say trapper keeper? -You stayed up all night listening to teddy rupskin. -You were scared of the gremlins. -You can remember when ren and stimpy was a new show. -Party like it's 1999 seemed so far away... -You can remember singing amy grant's "baby, baby" -With your playskool recorder you sang backup to Debbie Gibson and Tiffany -You loved pink jeans, black stretch pants and huge hoop earings -You can remember when rollerblades were the new thing. -You used to wear bright pink slip-ons and jellie shoes. -Pee-wee's playhouse...rainbow bright...fanny packs...skip its...need i say more? -You can remember when your "kid sister/"my buddy" seemed so tall.
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@kesfylstra (1870)
• United States
30 Oct 06
Wow, yeah I am totally an 80's child. The snap bracelets, definately. And babysitters club was my favorite. What about POGS, anyone remember those? Stupid waste of money!
• United States
30 Oct 06
My Little Pony is totally coming back! I can't wait until my daughter is old enough. I still have mine in my parents' basement!
• United States
1 Nov 06
Thanks to everyone for responding. Sorry I didnt respond to each of you, things have been busy around here, just wanted to let everyone know i appreciate your responses =)
• United States
20 Oct 06
I am surprised that you don't have any responses! You just blew me away. As I read your list I could sing every song you mentioned. Nice post!
• United States
29 Oct 06
I am glad to see this post again. I hope it goes to the hot topics list!
• United States
21 Nov 06
i still play with my little ponys.
@Ljorge (1497)
• United States
1 Nov 06
Awww man !!! you know i just want to thank you ! i have been having a ruff night, and after reading your post, it broguht me back to the happier times in my life ! and Brought a smile to my face. Thank you soo mcuh for doing that !
• United States
4 Nov 06
i'm glad i could make your night better!!!
@Sheribabe (446)
• United States
6 Oct 07
This is too funny!!!! I love it!!! And it so sad I remember it all ...
@violeta_va (4834)
• Australia
1 Oct 07
80"s - a picture of my 9th b'day the year is 1989 (I am at the back holding the todler)
man this is so cool I know this discussion is old but I had to write and tell you which things I remember (considering I grew up in europe)"*You played with my little ponies. (only one friend had them) *Friendship braclets were ties that couldn't be broken. (I had a million) *You know all the words to ce ice baby or can't touch this... (man vanila ice was cool) *You had a crush on at least one of the new kid on the block members (joel) *You remember new kids on the block (hell yes) *You were styling with your french rolled pants *You wore multipairs of socks in the middle of summer just to be "hip"*You knew the profound meaning of "wax on, wax off." *You can remember watching every single episiode of full house and saved by the bell for hours on end back when they were new episodes *You remember madonna in her cone stage (and tried to copy her) *You even wore florecent neon clothing (from had to toes) *You could brakedance, or wished you could (I wished) *You remember m.c. hammer (I had the same pants) *You own any cassettes (doesnt awerybody) *You can still sing the rap to fresh prince of bell air. *You owned a pair of l.a. gear, converse, or keds tennis shoes. *You pondered why smurfette was the only female smurf (still do) *You were scared of the gremlins *You loved pink jeans, black stretch pants and huge hoop earings
• United States
1 Nov 06
What about Pound Puppies? I LOVED my Pound Puppy! Or the "If I could give the world a Coke" song? Or "Hands Across America", "Where's the beef"? And what about parachute pants?
@deeds14 (815)
• United States
30 Oct 06
Oh, My Little Pony and Babysitter's Club, I miss you!
• United States
30 Oct 06
Ya I remember most of this stuff. To bad my kids have no clue what I'm talking about if I mention most of it. lol
• Canada
29 Oct 06
I would also like to add: acid washed jeans Ghostbusters really big bangs aerosol hairspray hair metal and"wimpy power ballads"G'n'R, anyone? swedish berries, pop-rocks, lik-em-aid, nerds... BETA "New Coke"Flock of Seagulls Miami Vice inspired formal wear leather zip-ties Firebirds and, the spiral perm
@hariholla (414)
• India
29 Oct 06
Your question is too long. anyhow I was born in 50s
• United States
29 Oct 06
Oh my God, Trapper Keepers!!!!
@funnysis (2619)
• United States
29 Oct 06
Well I am a particial but I had kids so yea I remember I even have some my little ponies .
@jray721 (1969)
• United States
29 Oct 06
and if you wore new kids on the block sandals... lol im in denial that i wore those when i was little.. lol
@praveenjena (1304)
• India
29 Oct 06
ya i am an 80's child
@mrbradva (99)
• United States
29 Oct 06
i rember when cable came in to homes and mtv was the biggest thing going on.and trouble in school was me all the way 80s metal was the s..t and big hair spandex and mini mini skirts and high heel boots its not like that today
• United States
29 Oct 06
Oh My GOSH! I had forgotten about alot of this stuff! Yep, I was an eighties child! Glad to see a topic like this! Thanks!
@BVBF25 (753)
• United States
29 Oct 06
Did you own a red leather "thriller" jacket? Or atleast know someone who had one (I was so jealous)!
@april444 (1341)
• United States
29 Oct 06
I miss the 80's T.V shows !!! Full house was great to bad there aren't many shows on today that have moral values. I miss the smurfs I hate the fact that we have to pay for cable to see all those great 80's shows. I dig the music too. like oh my god !!!!
• United States
29 Oct 06
Oh my, does that bring back some memories. I remember all of those things and so much more. Anyone remember wearing t-shirts with dinner jackets over the top with the sleeves pushed up? Or the guy that sang the Dr. Pepper jinggle? "I'm a pepper, he's a pepper, she's a pepper, wouldn't ya like to be a pepper too?"
• United States
29 Oct 06
That is so true!!! its great!!!