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Old 10-04-2014, 09:17 AM
 
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If you have Millennial kids, we can take a walk down memory lane of the "good old days" when we were young moms and our adult kids were very young. Here are some memories of those days:

1. An exciting new game system named Nintendo came out and featured Mario and Luigi.
2. Kids coming home with schoolwork on real copier copies, not those ditto sheets we used to sniff.
3. The "good old" Windows 486 computer was helping them write things on Word Perfect. Even better when Windows 95 came out.
4. Your kids printed out from a dot-matrix printer with paper lined with holes on each side.
5. Super soakers were all the rage.
6. Telephones now had answering machines and were cordless. Now they could walk around the kitchen while they talked on the phone. Who would know then that they would have phones they could carry anywhere and not be able to get off of?

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Old 10-04-2014, 10:45 AM
 
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were (and still are) very popular

Transformers were the #1 item of birthday lists at my house

Pop Rocks Crackle candy that popped in your mouth

Neon colored clothing, shoes, laces for girls and boys
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Old 10-04-2014, 11:12 AM
 
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FYI:1980-2000 - Millennials or Generation Y
1965-1979 - Generation X
1946-1964 - Baby Boomers

1. Typing is now called keyboarding
2. No more Home Econ. class. "Teen Living" class is for both boys and girls
3. No more chicken pox due to Varicella vaccine
4. Gameboys and Tickle me Elmo
5. Underachiever Bart Simpson
6. Getting slimed on Nicklelodeon
7. Home Alone 1 & 2 and The Lion King
8. Goosebumps books
9. Dancing the Macarena
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Old 10-04-2014, 12:23 PM
 
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My kids are millennials but just barely. I most remember...

1. Mullets. My son had a great one with a little banana curl tail

2. Grunge in Jr high and High School

3. He Man cartoons. My son was addicted. I used to watch it with him. It really wasn't bad

4. Bag Phones, the first cell phones. I remembering taking it on vaca for the first time and feeling so safe. It was the size of a breadbox and weighed just as much.

5. Floppy Discs

6. Learning to Word Process and giggling as I backspaced to correct an error and could move and delete whole paragraphs. Such an improvement on white out and retyping.
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Old 10-04-2014, 03:12 PM
 
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Rugrats and Barney! We knew every character's name and watched multiple times.

Birthday parties at the roller rink with a birthday cake instead of fancy restaurants or extravaganzas like they are today.


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Old 10-04-2014, 03:56 PM
 
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If you were in Middle School you HAD to have raggy but expensive tee shirts with abercombie or aeropostale written across the front or you were a total loser.
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Old 10-04-2014, 04:44 PM
 
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changed my mind

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Old 10-04-2014, 07:26 PM
 
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Power Rangers were a big deal with our boys!

Sharon, Lois and Bram

The Wiggles


Sponge Bob was as well even though they were older. Our daughter loved it, but she was born at the very end of the millennial generation, so has grown up in an era following that.

Cell phones where you couldn't talk much because you were charged by the minute!

CDs

VCRs

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Old 10-04-2014, 07:37 PM
 
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My adult children were sitting here helping me come up with things that they remembered.
Ghostbusters
Walkmans
Jellies Sandals
Saved By the Bell TV Show
Back to the Future
Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
Inspector Gadget
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Pump Shoes
Trapper Keepers
My Little Pony
Pogs
My boys were also He Man fans
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Old 10-05-2014, 02:50 PM
 
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*Cabbage Patch Kids
*Care Bears
*"Kids Incorporated" the tv show with Stacey (Now Fergie)
*Rainbow Brite
*GI Joe
*Micro Mini cars
*Legos (still popular)
*Game Boy
*Slip N Slide
Had to watch Sarah Jessica Parker's movie "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" over and over with my daughter when she was about in 6th grade.


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