Monday, April 17, 2006

Growing up in the 70's

A friend of mine sent this to me, and I laughed out loud the whole way through. Memories swarmed my head of me and my sister growing up, I wonder what our children will write about when they are 30 years old!

If you were a little girl in the 70's...
1. You had that Fisher Price Doctor's Kit with a stethoscope that actually worked.
2. You owned a bicycle with a banana seat and a plastic basket with flowers on it.
3. You learned to skate with actual skates (not roller blades) that had metal wheels or if you were lucky to have the plastic wheels for the rink they had a big fluffy ball on the laces
4. You thought Gopher from Love Boat was cute (admit it!)
5. You had nightmares after watching Fantasy Island or BattleStar Galactica.
6. You had rubber boots for rainy days and Moon boots for snowy days. YEAH!
7. You had either a "bowl cut" or "pixie," not to mention the "Dorothy Hamill" because your Mom was sick of braiding your hair. People sometimes thought you were a boy.
8. Your Holly Hobbie sleeping bag was your most prized possession.
9. You wore a poncho, gauchos, and knickers.
10. You begged Santa for the electronic game, Simon.
11. You had the Donnie and Marie dolls with those pink and purple satiny shredded outfits.
12. You spent hours in your backyard on your metal swing set with the trapeze. The swing set tipped over at least once.
13. You had homemade ribbon barrettes in every imaginable color. or better yet, the Hello Kitty hair twists in every color
14. You had a pair of Doctor Scholl's sandals (the ones with hard sole > & the buckle).
15. You wanted to be Laura Ingalls Wilder really bad; you wore that Little House on the Prairie-inspired plaid, ruffle shirt with the high neck in at least one school picture; and you despised Nellie Olson!
16. You wanted your first kiss to be at a roller rink.
17. Your hairstyle was described as having "wings" or "feathers" and you kept it "pretty" with the comb you kept in your back pocket.
18. You know who Strawberry Shortcake is, as well as her friends, Blueberry Muffin and Huckleberry Pie.
19. You carried a Muppets lunch box to school and it was metal, not plastic. With the thermos inside!
20. You and your girlfriends would fight over which of the Dukes of Hazzard was your boyfriend.
21. Every now and then "It's a Hard Knock Life" from the movie, "Annie" will pop into your brain and you can't stop singing it the whole day.
22. YOU had Star Wars action figures, too!
23. It was a big event in your household each year when the "Wizard of Oz" would come on TV. Your mom would break out the popcorn and sleeping bags!
24. You often asked your Magic-8 ball the question: "Who will I marry. Shaun Cassidy, Leif Garrett, or Rick Springfield?"
25. You completely wore out your Grease, Saturday Night Fever, and Fame soundtrack record album
26. You tried to do lots of arts and crafts, like yarn and Popsicle-stick God's eyes, decoupage, or those weird potholders made on a plastic loom. Pot holders - I believe they were called loom loopers.
27. You made Shrinky-Dinks and put iron-on kittens on your t-shirts!
28. You used to tape record songs off the radio by holding your portable tape player up to the speaker
29. You couldn't wait to get the free animal poster that came when you ordered books from the Weekly Reader book club. Double score if it was a teddy bear dressed in clothing.
30. You learned everything you needed to know about girl issues from Judy Blume books (Are you there God, It's me, Margaret.)
31. You thought Olivia Newton John's song "Physical" was about aerobics.
32. You wore friendship pins on your tennis shoes, or & nbsp; shoelaces with heart or rainbow designs.
33. You wanted to be a Solid Gold dancer.
34. You had a Big Wheel with a brake on the side, and a Sit-n-Spin.
35. You had subscriptions to Dynamite and Tiger Beat.
36. You spent all your allowance pop rocks and dr. pepper to see if your mouth would explode. 37. You drown yourself in Love's Baby Soft - which was the first real perfume you owned!

Remember that when we dress our kids today and think they are so cute and "trendy" that one day they will look back on their pictures and laugh about how goofy they look!

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