After seeing a 3 year old playing on his iPad the other day, it really inspired me to put together a list of our childhood highlights that our kids will never experience…
#1. The need to create a schedule for the FAMILY PC. Yeah, you remember when the whole family had to share the PC? And yeah, the PC weighed more than most family cars.
#2. Spending hours and hours designing your Bebo skin. Come on, a pre-made skin wasn’t going to cut it.
#3. Getting your first Walkman, which was bigger than your head, and being the coolest kid in class.
#4. Groovy chick EVERYTHING.
#5. Waiting for hours for your mum to finish on the phone to your Auntie, because… dial-up.
#6. Rocking up to school on a Monday with your pencil case full of new gel pens and knowing you were going to be the envy of the class.
#7. Going Ice skating but not actually stepping on the ice once. I mean, you had to learn every routine on the dance mat; off by heart.
#8. Being a true sass queen and showing off your brand new flip phone.
#9. And the charge on the said phone lasted at least a week!
#10. The pain of having to tap each key up to 3 times when sending a message. You really had to work out which contacts were worth the effort.
#11. Perfect Saturday afternoon: going to the ASDA to buy a pack of plain CD disks, spending hours burning your favourite tracks onto it, then even longer designing the front of each disk with your favourite CD marker.
#12. Being the rebel you are and giving your mate the nod to go to the back of the classroom and sharpen your pencils together (you little rascal).
#13. Spending the whole evening playing on snake. There will never be another game quite as addictive.
#14. The responsibility when it’s your turn to flip the hymn sheet for the projector in assembly.
#15. Having to rewind your video when it got to the end of the movie – and being absolutely furious if the person who watched before you didn’t do it!
#16. Your biggest worry was keeping your Tamagotchi alive.
#17. Saturday mornings were for Kenan & Kel, and Kenan & Kel only.