Yes, I am a child of the 80’s. I remember when President Reagan was in office and ended The Cold War. I was in love with Rick Springfield in the 5th grade and wished I was “Jessie’s Girl.” I even remember his movie “Affair of The Heart.”
I remember when Michael Jackson was normal and peaked at “Thriller.” I remember when Cabbage Patch Kids Came out and mothers were fighting for them at K-mart. I remember Jellies and remember the blisters that came with them. I even remember UNITS! There were so many ways you could wear them and there was even a Unit store in the mall.
In seventh grade, every preteen girl thought she was Madonna with the fingerless gloves and millions of jelly bracelets! I remember Mr. Bill on Saturday Night Live and how I used to watch it every Thrusday in Science class. Our teacher was kinda weird, LOL!
I remember big hair bands and the guys looked more like girls than the girls did. I remember being in love with Vince Neil from Motley Crue and Bret Michaels from Poison, who have both had reality shows now on VH1, LOL!
I remember going to the skating rink on Friday nights and hanging at the mall on Saturdays. I remember staying out all day long with the neighborhood kids during the summer. You only had to call and check in and your mom could yell and you would pop out from someone’s yard.
The 80’s were so much more simple than now. Maybe because I was a kid and now I pay bills and have to a grown up. I am raising my kids right though, they are 6 and 8 and know all the words to “Jessie’s girl” and “Don’t Stop Believing“, which is now my housecleaning music, LOL!
If you haven’t already, go rent, no go BUY “13 Going On 30.” A great movie. I felt like I was 13 again and even was doing The Thriller Dance along with them.