Ah, childhood. There are so many things we each got into it. Things we may still do, but mostly things we don’t even remember unless we stumble across a photo. Here are just some of the highlights.
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We all love it and can’t remember why we stopped. That whirring noise and the almost-auto-tuned quality your voice took. It’s almost better than the acoustics you get in the bathroom. At some we all discovered it and we all have a picture of ourselves in front of a fan with a giant grin for the camera .
Yes, some people still do this. But we’re talking full-on outfits on the most unexpected pets. Think rabbits, think cats. And there were props and backdrops. You were serious about it.
From Lambchop’s “The Song That Never Ends” to Barney’s “I Love You, we all had our own favorite song that drove every nearby adult nuts. But my goodness did we love them.
Admit it, you wish you could still get your way by acting a fool in the store. Alas, it loses its impact when you hit the teen years. Hope you got the most out of it when you were a little one.
Walls, clothes, yourself. Everything but the paper was your canvas. At first you wrote all over. Then you learned you’d get in trouble and began concealing your masterpieces instead. But they were always found and you were eventually convinced to keep the art on the page.
Because no one will ever look under the bed for what you’re hiding. Whether it’s the dish you broke or your diary full of standard-issue child angst, the darkness under the bed was clearly the perfect place to stash it.
It didn’t matter if you hated the cereal. For the right incentive you would sit there and eat bowl after bowl until you got to the prize. Maybe you even opened the box upside down under the theory that the toy is always at the bottom.
Not the check-in app people used briefly. The very simple game that could inspire the whole class to stand in line and wait their turn. It had a short window of crazy popularity in middle school, but everyone swore it would fantastic forever .
Now, as an adult, you couldn’t think of anything you’d rather avoid than running. OK, maybe you’re one of the few who truly love it. But as a kid you ran and ran and ran just because you wanted to. After a whole morning sitting at your desk, what better way to spend your recess than zooming around the playground?
Because you just knew future generations would need your digital pets, mix tapes, and teddy bear. And you all agreed to open it at a certain point in the future. Do you remember when you’re supposed to dig it up? Do you remember where it’s buried? I bet most of us don’t.