Sunday, 7 September 2014

Things the 'youth of today' will have never experienced

I am feeling pretty nostalgic today. I turn 20 next month, and can't believe how much has changed since I was born. I also walked through town the other day and saw all of the kids coming out from school - I swear some of them look older than me. I remember being in year 7 back in 2006, where fashion was not on the top of an 11 year olds list and we worried about our rucksacks being too small! Times have changed, but I can't help but think of the things that kids now a days will never experience...

Watching Top of the Pops to find out who was number 1 in the charts

It was definitely a thing in our house that we would watch Top of the Pops on a Saturday night all together and find out who was number one that week. Plus, finding out Christmas Number 1 was very exciting when they announced in on TV!

Missing the song you wanted to listen to on your tape player

When I was younger I had a Sony Walkman that would play all of my tapes. I was always very bad at rewinding and fast-forwarding my tapes and would always miss the song that I wanted. Life was tough

Not being able to use the internet for long periods of time because you couldn't use the phone whilst online

Oh back in the day with dial up internet. I was upset that I couldn't get my CBBC website fix when my parents were on the phone or waiting for a phonecall - and due to the slow internet speeds, only being about to load up a few games on miniclip before having to come off.

The sadness when your tamogotchi dies

Do I need to say any more?

Getting high scores on Snake on your parents Nokia brick mobile

No snazzy games were played, good old snake was responsible for many arguments in my household!

Going to the supermarket as soon as it opens to buy the newest Harry Potter book

I was never allowed to go to a midnight book launch, so I would beg my parents to take me to the supermarket to get the book the next morning. Plus, queuing up to get seats in the cinema for opening night of the new films.

Did you do any of these things as a kid? 



1 comment

  1. Ha i hated that we couldn't use the internet and the phone at the same time... My mom always needed the phone at the most inconvenient time lol and yesss kids these days look so much older, it's pretty sad. They have their whole life to "grow up" :/



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