I don't know if anyone would think this is fun, but a few weeks ago my son asked us what we didn't have when we were little. My husband and I spent most of our youth in the 80's, so we thought for a minute and named something. Then we kept going. My son finally had to shut us up. It is so funny how much life changed in the past 30 years and what we have now that we didn't have then.
I'll start...........Remote Controls
Cartoons available 24 hours a day. We had to wait for Saturday morning to watch them and once they were over........outside we went to play!!
Ahhh....the good ol' days!
a graphing calculator...
My son is 9 and for a few years when he complains about not getting to use something when he wants I tell him that I didn't have __________ until I was x. I did that with computers one day and he wanted to know how we checked our email.
Indoor bathrooms .......... just kidding, I'm not that old.
My real answer is: Air conditioning
oh.. .I have another one - cell phones!
DVD players for the car.
I grew up Army so those would have been really nice.
This is waaay back there! TV was brand new when I was a teenager.
Pixar! Computer animated movies in general...but Pixar is my favorite!
Digital cameras! Remember flash cubes??
Nintendo was a brand new thing when I was a teen- anyone remember the duck hunting game on the first Nintendo System? That dog laughing at you about drove me nuts!! Now my daughter and I just bought the Wii system and the Wii Fit, and we didn't have anything that cool when I was a kid!
I didn't have air conditioning either. My mom didn't have an indoor toilet until she was 18.
Seedless Watermelons........... Love it!!!!!
Remember when if you had a little TV in your room, it was black and white, when TV's had been in colors for decades. What was up with that!
VCR, until I was about 7.
CLOTHES DRYER - I remember hanging my baby brothers cloth diapers on the line for my Mom. I guess disposable diapers would be another!
recyclable grocery bags! (oh yeah and we called them Sobey's bags back then)
I predict it will soon be a Trivial Pursuit question: "Why do we say "DIAL a phone number"?
If you had a private phone line, then you must be RICH!!! (REmember all the adults complaining because you couldn't get on the phone between 3 and 5 because school was out and all the teenagers were tying up the party-line?)
We didnt' have pizza delivery and we didn't have any mexican or chinese restaurants in our entire county. (I didnt' get to find out how much I love chinese food until I was in my late 20's!!!)
Those "rotary" phone lines (private or party-line) had name prefixes, (I think ours was Edison) instead of all numbers.
Also, if you had more than one phone in your house you were very "well off".
When I was growing up (with a family of eight!) we did not have a
Oh no my mistake we had 2 - me and my sister!!
We didn't have little CD players, and who even knew what an mp3 was?!?! We had big ol' boom boxes! I still have mine, it weighs more than my oldest child.
Seatbelt laws, bicycle helmet laws... didn't they care if we got hurt back then??
A dishwasher, other than me and my sister. lol
You youngsters think you had it bad...I didn't have a sister, just a much younger brother, and I don't think he ever washed a dish even when he grew up!
We had a wringer washing machine, you know one of those you had to wash the load, wring the water out and drain the tub, then put rinse water in it, and then wring them out again...not a whole lot of fun. Those new fangled spin dry washers didn't come out for quite a while!
I just thought of another one ~ I don't think anyone has said yet.....digital clocks.
Love this thread, by the way. This is fun.
I worked at my dadâs grocery store when I was a kid and he had an adding machine with a crank handle.
didn't have hair remover for the face LMAO