Salute The 80s Kids For Surviving Childhood Because The Boomers Really Put You Through It

Posted by Mahnoor Nadir in Funny On 17th June 2021
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Ever looked at the 80s kids and wondered why they are the way they are? These images are about to solve that mystery for you. Share this post with your favourite 80s kid.

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Free-range children were a thing

Free-range children meant kids basically wandered about without parental supervision. 

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Sunburns were treated later

Sunblock wasn't a thing, You had to treat it later if you found yourself burning up.

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Bike adventures without the helmets

Kids would just be riding around neighborhoods without a knee-pad or helmet in sight.

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Cooking unsupervised was a normal part of being a kid

Hot pans and knives were always close by. In fact, they'd often be responsible for whole dinners. 

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Thrown in like potatoes in a sack

Imagine just tumbling around in the back of a van as a baby.

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Pregnant smoking

80s kids came out in a cloud of smoke because smoking and drinking during your pregnancy was a normal thing.

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Just let yourself in

We don't know if the world got worse or if parents were more careless. No matter the reason, kids had their own keys and just walked into their empty homes without parents checking on them.

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13-year-olds were in charge of 3-year-olds

That's how the system worked and the system usually ended up with a toddler on a bike, without a helmet. 

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Playdates: Kids Only!

Kids-only playdates were a thing. This one just makes me jealous. Looks fun. 

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Smoking was super common

Alright, so vaping teenagers is totally a thing. We can just imagine someone else writing an article about us 30 years from now.

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Jarts? I need an 80s kid to explain

Does this look like a flying weapon? Was this a toy? a garden sport? All we know is that it looks kind of lethal.

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Get your fireworks where you get your candy

Burning your house down was never so easy. FIreworks were common and available everywhere.

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"Driving Lessons"

Dads would often let their kids jump in their laps to go for a ride. 

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Getting injured was cool

Break out those scented markers and write on someone's gross cast.

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High stakes playgrounds

This one looks like an obstacle course. Do kids  get an award for reaching the top?

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Driving around with kids in the back

Imagine hitting a road bump. There goes one of em.

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