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18 After-School Memories That Will Comfort You Like A Warm Blanket

Honestly, playdates were the best.

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1. OK, so first things first, as soon as you threw your backpack in your friend's bedroom, you both ran to the pantry...BECAUSE THAT'S WHERE THE GOOD STUFF WAS., General Mills

2. And even if you already grabbed enough food, you still had to make yourself a bowl of after-school cereal, especially if your friend had the kind your parents wouldn't let you get.


3. Um, and you better believe that if your friend had Hershey's syrup, you made some chocolate milk...

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5. And if your friend's mom let you eat in the TV room, then you probably ate your snacks on one of these...

6. ...while watching either Nickelodeon or the Disney Channel.

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7. (Or you know, Zoom, if you were in a PBS household.)

8. Then you ran over to the family's computer, where your friend probably pushed away their sibling and told them they were too young to hang out with the big kids.

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9. Then you'd try to connect to AOL and survive that screeching sound...


10. ...but you'd eventually just give up on the internet and start playing your fave computer games.

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11. And while you waited for it to be your turn, you were either lounging on one of these chairs or hovering over your friend's shoulder.

12. Eventually your friend's mom would come over and say, "Don't you want some fresh air in your lungs?" and you'd go outside to play horse...

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13. ...Skip-It...

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14. ...or Stomp Rocket.

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15. Then, if it got too chilly outside, you'd run to your friend's bedroom where you'd either play some games...

16. ...perform your favorite dance routines...

17. ...or lock your friend's new Furby in the closet when it wouldn't stop talking to you.

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18. And finally, around 6 p.m., you'd call your parents and beg them to let you stay at your friend's for dinner. Chances are they said yes.

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