If I knew then what I know now...

There are lots of thing from my childhood that I wish were still around for my own kids to use. Isn't that we have kids? So we can relive our childhood? That, but also so we can have our own servants. They don't need paid. Just a place to sleep and some food every now and then.

Childhood memories

Back to my point. There's quite a few things from my childhood that I miss. There's the merry-go-round that made you puke was my favorite thing to play on. The Smurfs were awesome and Fraggle Rock rocked. Although it appears the Fraggles are trying to make a come back.

Smurfs Fraggle Rock

There's a lot of things that I wish were still around, but there's just as much crap that I wish I was responsible for when it came to the comeback. For example, Silly Bandz. Who out there remembers jelly bracelets?

Jelly bracelets and Silly Bandz

And of you people, who had a bazillion of them? Why couldn't I be the lucky one who thought to bring them back, but in the shapes of all kinds of crazy things? I could be rich right now!

And exactly what the hell are some of them anyway? We have one that I think is supposed to be a rock star holding his mike. I think it's actually the Silly Bandz cult symbol that sucks all the kids in.

And the clothing? What the hell?! It was horrible in the 80s and 90s, but now it's cool? Last summer I went to a Def Leppard concert (fucking awesome!). There were people there who were straight from the 80s. I pointed. I laughed. I hung my head in shame because I used to wear some of the same things. A few days later I take my daughter shopping and what do we see? Clothing that is straight from the 80s! Again, what the hell?!

If I knew back then what I know now, I would have continued to wear what I wore. After 20 years of being a rebel outcast, I would finally be the fashionable one.

It's not just stuff for girls. For boys, we have Transformers. I bet if you asked any little boy right now what they thought of Transformers, they would tell you they kick ass. Maybe not in those exact words, but you know what I mean. I for one couldn't figure out for the life of me how to transform the fuckers. I still can't! If I knew then what I know now... well, I probably still couldn't turn a robot into a car.

This post was inspired by the Idea Bank - part of B2SB2B, hosted by Kludgymom.

Kludgy Mom


Kmama said...

I forgot about jelly bracelets and never made the connection between those and silly bandz!

Shell said...

I loved jelly bracelets!

There is a smurfs movie coming out next summer. :)

Adoption of Jane said...

I love Fragglerock!!!

Babes Mami said...

Where have you been lol the 80s are back!!

Debbie(single;complicated) said...

ha ha..loved the smurfs..and the 80s! yeah it would be nice to have thought of al this first!:)