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80s Stuff Your Kids Will Never Understand

Vintage Retro Eighties
When you think of growing up in the 80s, what comes to mind? Madonna look-alikes? Leg warmers? Hair bands? No matter how many times you try to explain that era to the kids, they will never, like, ever get it.

Gag me with a spoon.

11 Retro Things from the 1980s That Kids Today Won’t Appreciate

1. Mixed tapes collected the music of your life.

If your boyfriend broke up with you, you made a mixed tape. If you made the team, you made a mixed tape. If you were cruising on Friday night, you made a mixed tape. It was your life.

Best iPhone Case Ever - 80s Cassette Tape

 Chris Breikss on Flickr

2. The importance of wanting to dressing like this…

80s Party

davidpbrown on Flickr


3. You were either this:

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Idhren on Flickr

Or this:


tarpeyphoto on Flickr

4. Fingerless lace gloves were everything.

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Idhren on Flickr

5. Strawberry Shortcake and Friends smelled SO MUCH BETTER than they do today.

ADAD #16 - Past

Softness on Flickr

6. Waving a Polaroid picture in the air definitely made it dry faster.

Back in the 80s

C1ssou on Flickr

7. Huaraches were like wearable wicker. And they rocked.

HOT PINK 80s Huarache Woven String Sandals Sz 6

Wicker Paradise on Flickr

8. We created global warming for our kids. (Sorry about that.)

Vintage Aqua Net

twitchery on Flickr

9. You couldn’t really kiss with Kissing Potion on.

This stuff was so thick and sticky that you could barely speak, let alone kiss with it on. (The joke was on us.)
Maybelline Kissing Potion

twitchery on Flickr

10. We lived our lives in arcades.

Flashbacks arcade, Seaside Heights, NJ, 7/22/08 - 2 of 5

goodrob13 on Flickr

11. We were the original ugly sweater party.

Bright Day-Glo Vintage 80s Tacky Ugly Cosby Sweater

TheUglySweaterShop on Flickr
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