As a kid I was borderline obsessed with recording things. I was into multimedia endeavors in a big way. I had my tape recorders, my family’s giant camcorder, and some fairly primitive software to play around with as well.

The upside of this is that I have a TON of preserved record of my childhood with all of my tastes and attempts at expression.

The downside of this is that I have a TON of preserved record of my childhood with all of my tastes and attempts at expression.

Most of it is, how do I put this, the cringiest cringe that ever cringed. And I’m genuinely torn between burning it all in a fire and backing it up forever because of my previously mentioned obsession with all things multimedia.

Maybe I should just dump it all on r/blunderyears like these Reddit people did.

27. Apology accepted

“My name is Kate and I’m here to say /
I’m unwittingly problematic in a major way…”

I’m sorry guys, I was like 9 and loved rap. I truly apologize. from blunderyears

26. Baby bat

Hey, at least it looks like you’re having fun.

Baby bat me was something else huh… from blunderyears

25. Mood swinging

What really sells this is the editing.

I have no words to explain my younger self from blunderyears

24. Ashlee Simpson phase

Yo, you had a blitz phone?

At a sleepover with my blitz phone during my Ashlee Simpson phase circa 2008 from blunderyears

23. The death of MySpace

Wait? What’s Stickam? [Googling intensifies.]

My last MySpace photo, probably getting ready to login into Stickam. The streaks are plastic hair clip ins. from blunderyears

22. Official Campion

You’re the real winner here, friend.

Feeling confident AF in my Reign Man sneakers, official Champion Charlotte Hornets game shorts, and a polo shirt for added grown-up sophistication from blunderyears

21. Grunge phase

“Yeah, I’ve seen some stuff. Like water. And rocks. And picturesque pastel riverlines.”

I went through my grunge phase when I was 7 from blunderyears

20. Absolutely br00tal

Stay away from this kid, he WILL hit you with that guitar.
Because he can’t see a f**kin’ thing.

br00tal ’09 core kid reporting for duty from blunderyears

19. The whole package

Hollister at ya boy.

Circa 2006 – freshman year of high school. Hollister shirt, Hollister necklace, and I would straighten my hair. from blunderyears

18. Hottest cowgirl fashion

Yeehaw to you, young lady!

The year is 1993, I am fresh from the salon with the $50 perm I begged my mom for, and JCPennys hottest cowgirl fashion (look it up sweaty). from blunderyears

17. Ride it

They’re both just like “Who is this? Why is this happening?”

Me and flo rida. I did not listen to flo rida. from blunderyears

16. Embrace it

You look like a character in a Fry & Laurie sketch, my guy.

I had embraced my nerdy outcast status and went to school like this, sadly the trench coat was soon banned after ’99 from blunderyears

15. Recent developments

This kid crawled so that Insta selfies could run.

Got a disposable camera as a child and decided to take a selfie. I was very pleased with it after getting it developed. from blunderyears

14. Totally subline

Rock on!

Sublime shirt: check. Bandana: check. Self awareness: not found from blunderyears

13. Guess who?

I’ll tell ya who still probably didn’t know: that boy.

Guess which boy I liked from blunderyears

12. Choice

Look, we all make choices.

15yo me, I thought this outfit was choice. from blunderyears

11. Done

“I’m just old for my age, you wouldn’t understand.”

I was 100% done with life at the age of 4. from blunderyears

10. Phase out

Got some serious rawr XD energy going on here.

Thankfully, it WAS a phase mom. from blunderyears

9. Bang bang

Nevermind that, the rest of your hair is trying to escape.

1989… I cut my own bangs for picture day from blunderyears

8. What a performance!

Who doesn’t love the utility of a good fanny pack?

1992, the peak of my theatre kid years. from blunderyears

7. Beat that

If that kid wasn’t drowning in ladies I’d be shocked.

Every year my mom would photoshop my Valentine’s Day cards for me to hand out in school. (Circa 2006) from blunderyears

6. Sticking together

Ah yes, I remember these.

Duct tape prom, why did I think this was a good idea from blunderyears

5. Danger zone!

It’s hardly fair, there’s one of me, and yet only four of me.

Four times the danger…. from blunderyears

4. Taste the difference

Why does he look like he just caught those drums from horseback?

The days when I was a performing Pepsi can. from blunderyears

3. Blunderbuss

Hanson in a very alternate reality.

My three brothers. Three times the blunder. from blunderyears

2. Eye see you

“Nice try God, I’ll take it from here.”

At 15, I thought if I shaved my eyebrows off it would be easier to make them symmetrical. For this heinous act, I am sorry. from blunderyears

1. Oh brother

I…kind of need to hear this immediately.

Found this at a friends house. Her little brothers made a rap album when they were younger from blunderyears

In the end, the only thing we have to cringe is cringe itself.

What was your past self like?

Tell us about ’em in the comments.