Growing up in the 70s and 80s was basically like growing up on another planet. Especially if you compare it to kids today. There are so many differences that make looking back only 30-40 years feel like you have gone to a completely different world.
Anytime you look through your parent's photo albums, you see just how much things have changed. Taking pictures wasn't as non-committal of an action as it is now, to get these pictures our parents had to lug around an actual camera and film and could only take 24 pictures at a time.
These pictures give us a real glimpse into what it was really like back in the good ol' days, when everything seemed a lot simpler.
Riding in the back seat had a whole other meaning
Computers were only for the most fancy people
Shorts were very short and socks were very tall
Sunbathing was very important
It looks like she is wearing roller skates while playing pinball, if there was something more 70s than that, I haven't seen it
Nothing was cooler than a motorcycle and a pair of aviators
Your hair had to make a statement
Long hair was also acceptable
That Madonna influence was very present
Rock and roll was the most important thing
Well, rock and roll and motorcycles
Bleach was a really necessary part of your beauty routine
Trust me, there are even more insane outfit choices...
This is an interesting choice and he looks pretty happy with it
You've got to have a lot of faith in your skills to skateboard in a dress
The balance needed to ride a unicycle with your hands full is something I would never be able to accomplish
These girls are ready to party
I'm sorry, but where are your shoes?
That's one way to pop-a-wheelie
Motorcycles seem to be the common thread through the 70s and 80s
Remember the first time you went on a trip with your friends in one of these vans?
You probably don't see a lot of kids carrying one of these around anymore
This picture is so precious, where did he find those puppies?!
Without context, this image is crazy, but it's actually actors at Disneyland auditioning for the part of a mermaid
Do any of these pictures remind you of what it was like growing up in the 70s and 80s?
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If you've ever owned a piece of Lisa Frank merchandise, you know just how magical the brand really is. They aren't afraid to make the most outrageously colorful items using the most preposterous characters, and all of us 80s and 90s kids were so grateful for each and every creation. Growing up with Lisa Frank meant that we all had this idealistic rainbow world on our binders and in our hearts. We loved all the bears, unicorns, penguins, and puppies that made our school days a little bit more exciting. But where did they come from? Where did Lisa Frank
All of us who would consider ourselves to be 80s and 90s kids aren't really that old, right? We are still in the prime of our lives, and a lot of us still feel like we're just getting started on our path to being a "real grown-up." Maybe it's not the greatest that a lot of us still feel young, but times have changed since our parents were in their 30s. We've learned how to chill out and take our time in our lives. There's no rush, so let's all just relax and try to stay young longer.Here's the