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33 Childhood Things Nobody Under The Age Of 32 Will Understand

Remember when you used to think that a Dancing Coke Can was the coolest thing ever?

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1. Not being able to get enough of this oh-so-delicious sugary delight:

It was tasted like a mix of Fruity Pebbles and Cap'n Crunch.
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It was tasted like a mix of Fruity Pebbles and Cap'n Crunch.

2. Basically getting a cavity anytime you chewed on a piece of Wild Strawberry Bubblicious bubble gum.

It just tasted like several table spoons of sugar!
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It just tasted like several table spoons of sugar!

3. Being more than a little creeped out by Duckula.

OK, so he only sucked on ketchup, but, like, he was still a vampire!
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OK, so he only sucked on ketchup, but, like, he was still a vampire!

4. And also, being creeped out by Domino's rage-filled the Noid.

He was like a pizza-eating demon from hell.
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He was like a pizza-eating demon from hell.

5. Getting excited whenever your parents bought you BOTH a Happy Meal and a box of cookies at McDonald’s.

Even though the cookies were always a little dry, you still wanted some.

Even though the cookies were always a little dry, you still wanted some.

6. Getting weirded out when you'd see these in the McDonald's Playland:

A Filet-O-Fish come to life with the body of a fish and a creepy AF tree that looked like it was planning on eating you — all nightmare fuel!!!

7. Really wanting McKids clothing 'cause it seemed cool.

Those commercials really did make it seem like the clothes were special and magical!
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Those commercials really did make it seem like the clothes were special and magical!

8. Having a frustrating time playing Pictionary Junior because the laminated cards were hard to draw on.

They also stained after a few uses.
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They also stained after a few uses.

9. Thinking the Dancing Coke Can was the coolest thing ever.

Although you'd usually get tired of watching it after about three songs.
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Although you'd usually get tired of watching it after about three songs.

10. Thinking you were hot shit 'cause you had a mini-gumball machine.

In reality it was hard AF to get a gumball out of it and they also sorta got stale in there.
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In reality it was hard AF to get a gumball out of it and they also sorta got stale in there.

11. Connecting your Nintendo with one of these:

Also, having to set your TV to channel three in order to play.
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Also, having to set your TV to channel three in order to play.

12. Having a Velcro wallet to carry around your lunch money in.

Made you feel so adult-ish!

13. Running home from school to catch the afternoon cartoons on USA Cartoon Express.

The theme song actually got you kinda pumped.
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The theme song actually got you kinda pumped.

14. Trying to "paint" one of these with water:

Really it just turned into a wet mess that looked like streaky colors.
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Really it just turned into a wet mess that looked like streaky colors.

15. Putting quarters into the Flintstones' Lucky Egg machine just to hear Fred say, "Yabba Dabba Doo! Dino loves you!"

The prize you got from it was always secondary, it was all about watching the machine!
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The prize you got from it was always secondary, it was all about watching the machine!

16. Low-key wanting Zack the Lego Manic's cool AF bedroom!

Large Lego sets and neon signs is what '80s kids bedroom dreams were made of!
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Large Lego sets and neon signs is what '80s kids bedroom dreams were made of!

17. Collecting puffy stickers that smelled like plastic.

Sadly, they never really stuck on to things as well as regular stickers.
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Sadly, they never really stuck on to things as well as regular stickers.

18. Getting excited whenever you got a new set of Shrinky Dinks.

It did always result with you burning your fingers from touching them too soon after you pulled them out of the oven.

19. Satisfying your Who Framed Roger Rabbit obsession by getting a Roger stuffed animal.

And then having his ear come off from playing with him too much.
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And then having his ear come off from playing with him too much.

20. Having a collection of stencils for both school projects and for your own art projects.

There were never enough stencils.
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There were never enough stencils.

21. Thinking 7-Up's Fido Dido was a bad-ass mascot.

He was really just a dweeb.
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He was really just a dweeb.

22. Using pencil sharpeners shaped like TVs as TVs for your toys.

Your Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles probably watched a lot of TV when not fighting Shredder and the Foot Clan.

23. Realizing that stepping on a Play Skool Bristle Block was kinda worse than stepping on a Lego.

With the soft rounded edges it looked like it shouldn't hurt!
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With the soft rounded edges it looked like it shouldn't hurt!

24. Playing with these rubber balls that were filled with glitter and/or confetti — and also smelled like ass:

They were the worst and stunk up your toy box.
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They were the worst and stunk up your toy box.

25. Popping the lid off a metal tin can of Quik with a spoon.

It was the most satisfying way to open the tin.
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It was the most satisfying way to open the tin.

26. Playing with this tree house and thinking it was part of the Fisher-Price Little People line.

ICYDK, it was actually part of Kenner's '70s Tree Tots line.
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ICYDK, it was actually part of Kenner's '70s Tree Tots line.

27. Getting zero protection from the sun whenever you wore one of these visors.

It was all about the fashion statement.
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It was all about the fashion statement.

28. Passing the time by playing with a sewing card.

Sure, it was just sewing, but you got to stitch together a character you liked.
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Sure, it was just sewing, but you got to stitch together a character you liked.

29. Being obsessed with sliming your toys/

It was a pain to put the slime back in the canister though.

30. Randomly finding Tang Trio PVC figures in your toy box.

These creepy things just magically appeared amongst your toys one day.
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These creepy things just magically appeared amongst your toys one day.

31. Putting up a plastic character tent in your room.

It was really just a magical fort to you.
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It was really just a magical fort to you.

32. Knowing that your birthday meant getting an awesome cake made with a character pan.

It was also made of 95% icing.

33. And finally, having your grandparents mail you comics (usually The Family Circus) they cut out of the paper 'cause they thought you would find it funny.

Today grandparents just spam their grandkids' Facebook timeline.
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Today grandparents just spam their grandkids' Facebook timeline.

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