Saturday, April 10, 2010

Welcome back 80's

The other day I was in the mall and I noticed a distinct trend in fashion.  Lots of bright neon colors and throw backs to the 80's fashion.  Then I realized that all the trends that I grew up with were now considered "retro".  Wow, what a way to make you feel old.
So I came home and decided to take a trip down memory lane.  Thanks to google images I can now relive my favorite things from my childhood.    Shall we......

My Top Ten Favorite Toys

  1. Rainbow Bright

  2. Care Bears
  3. 3.Glow Worms
    4.Barbie Rocker
    5.Lite Brite
    6. He Man and She-Ra. I  grew up with 3 brothers so we had both!
    7. Popples
    8. Strawberry Shortcake and Friends
    9. Teddy Ruxpin
    10. Skipit!  I rocked at it!
My Favorite Cartoons Of The 80's



My Top Five Favorite Cereals Of The 80's

1.2.                           3.

4.                       5.
(I thinked I liked them more for their commercials than their taste!)


Top  Five Fashion Trends of the 80's (according to a 6-10 year old)



1. Bannana Clips              2. Charm Bracelet


3.Crimped hair

                                                  4. Jelly Bracelets
5. Jelly Shoes


Honorable Mentions

Pac Man &  Donky Kong


We had an Atari growing up but when I was about 8 or 9 we got our first Nintendo as a family gift for Christmas.  Oh, the hours spent playing Super Mario Bros and Zelda with my brothers!

Garbage Pail Kids-  Disgusting but oh so entertaining

Neon rubber sunglasses-  I remember getting a pair of these as a reward for a school fundraiser
Alf
Sunday nights at our house we always watched the Wonderful World of Walt Disney and Alf

Fraggle Rock
New Kids On The Block


Plastic lunch boxs and soup thermos
Jem Jem Truely Outrageous!


These images bring me back to a time of innocence,complete joy for life and a love for all my treasured possessions .  
After reflecting on these memories I have decided to start keeping some of my own children's favorite toys in a  time capsule for when they are older.  I hope this post put a smile on your face and made you feel like a silly little kid again!
   

5 comments:

This Mom (Kate) said...

Thanks for this blast from the past! I had forgotten about a few of these gems from our childhood, and I was hit with a wave of nostalgia...the charm bracelet and jelly shoes in particular brought back some memories. We were never allowed to have any of those cereals in our house though!

Crystal said...

My grandparents always had "special" cereal for us when we went to their house. I'm pretty sure my parents bought sugar cereal on a regular basis. I typically buy my kids fairly healthy cereal but every now and then I'll splurge and feed them Alphabet cereal or fruit loops. I love a good bowl of sugary cereal just as much as they do.

Deanna said...

Wow flash back..........I still have a lot of these things around:

Barbie from Barbie & the rockers with the original music tape
care bears
popples
Original atari and nintendo
Jelly bracelets
Skip-it (and no, i can't do it anymore!)
Strawberry shortcake

Apple Jacks was my fave cereal(don't tell my kids)
and I had banana clips and jelly shoes in every colour

Thanks for the flashback!

Crystal said...

That's awesome that you still have tangible evidence of your childhood. I have to relive my childhood through google images! lol!
It's amazing how much we remember from our childhood. It makes me think about what my own kids will treasure when they are my age!

scott said...

Crystal still likes to eat all the choco puffs!