Hey, hey my fellow 80s babies! We were, without a doubt, born in the decade that was somehow the best to grow up in, but the absolute worst in so many other ways (fashion, omg).
Not the music, though. I will defend 80s music until the day I die.
If you, too, came of age during this priceless decade, here are 14 images that will take you back to the old days.
14. This will be the single image that describes parenting in the 80s.
My parents didn’t smoke, but I believe I was in the minority.
13. My parents had this alarm clock until I was well out of college.
They really don’t make things like they used to.
12. Close your eyes and inhale deep.
You know you can smell it, too.
11. That old pizza box definitely brought back memories.
And idk how we ever lived not knowing we could rent a certain movie on a Friday night.
10. They were way more likely to be intercepted and read, I can tell you that.
Passing notes was not for the faint of heart.
9. You always assumed they were probably the people moving in next door.
I was never so happy when my parents moved us to a new house and my bedroom was upstairs.
8. She would not hear complaints, either.
Kids today with their princess hairbrushes have it so easy.
7. I think I had blocked out this memory until now.
A picture is worth 1000 words.
6. If you close your eyes you can see the welts, too.
And no, your teacher didn’t care whether it stung.
5. I have never seen anything more 80s in my entire life.
Hasselhoff will never die in our hearts.
4. You hoped it was full of lemonade or Kool-Aid.
It was a bad day when you opened it to find iced tea.
3. That terrifying moment when…
But were you going to slow down? Never.
2. A nearby playground had one of these and I was so excited to try to kill my own kids.
They’ve since removed it I have no idea why!
1. You had better make sure there were no rocks underneath it.
But you always somehow missed one, didn’t you.
Sure, our parents weren’t perfect, but if they had been, there wouldn’t be so many therapists with thriving careers now.
We’re helping the economy. It’s our small contribution to the world.