32 Reasons Being 8 Was The Absolute Best

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Yeah, now you get to drink alcohol until you pass out and drive cars on motorways and that, but being a kid was way better.

1. Building dens using sofa cushions, blankets and duvets. Spending entire day in said den playing Pokemon on your gameboy. Dreamy.

2. Eating crisp sandwiches pretty much every single day. White bread, butter, cheap ham and Walkers. What diet?

3. There was pure hope that on your birthday, maybe, probably, you’d get a puppy or a kitten or a rabbit or a hamster. Yep.

4. Sabrina The Teeange Witch, Saved By The Bell and Recess were on pretty much all the time and OMG SUCH GOOD TV.

5. You used glitter glue like a lot, all the time, for everything.

6. If you were good at school you got to play Zoombinis and HELLO ONE OF THE BEST PC GAMES EVER.

7. When you got a boyfriend at school you didn’t even have to kiss him or anything, easy peasy.

8. You hadn’t quite had to work out if thongs were for you. Sure, you’d be eyeing up those ‘Sporty chick’ bad boys in Tammy Girl in a couple of years, but for now you could stick to the comfort of your floral M&S pants with matching vest.

9. You could lose entire weeks to Mario Kart, Zelda and Banjo Kazooie and that was absolutely fine. Although yeah, it was a fucking nightmare when you got stuck on a level and couldn’t just Google it.

10. You got all your exercise playing Bulldog, Kiss Chase and Stuck In The Mud.

11. Bouncy castles at every single birthday party. A-fucking-mazing.

12. You got to drink lush things like appleade and orangeade at said birthday parties without thinking about your teeth or your gunt or your blood sugar levels. Life.

13. You got to spend at least 7 per cent of your time at school peeling PVA glue off your fingers.

14. And another 7 per cent playing with a parachute wondering when it was going to get seriously fun and someone was going to get thrown in the air or summin.

15. Clicking onto the ‘Kids’ section of Sky TV was today’s equivelant of waking up to 4 Twitter mentions, 8 Instagram likes and a Facebook message. SO MUCH EXCITEMENT.

16. You could print your selfies off the moment you took them. Using a swish Gameboy camera and printer.

17. It was acceptable to eat chicken kievs, Crispy Pancakes and potato alphabet letters weekly, if not daily.

18. You had peel off nail varnish and it was AMAZING.

19. You could go to Wooloworths and spend your pocket money on casettes. Mostly singles by The Spice Girls and Aaron Carter because DUH.

20. You got to watch Gladiators and Blind Date on a Saturday night, rather than going out, getting drunk and making yourself look like an idiot.

21. You could make all your life plans on a little handheld ‘Dear Diary’ computer.

22. Pedal pushers. Pedal pushers in every colour. Pedal pushers worn with hankerchief tops and Skechers <3

23. Sometimes you got to watch 12-rated chick flicks like 10 Things I Hate About You and She’s All That and not really understand any of it. But it didn’t matter because you were WELL grown up.

24. Microwave chips. Microwave pizzas. Microwave burgers. All your summer holiday lunches were SO easy.

25. On holiday, you got to strut about the pool in a tankini. Maybe one with a Groovy Chick on it, or flowers or a bit of flirty glitter.

26. You could spend a good hour in the bath just making potions with your siblings.

27. 92 per cent of all your Christmas and Birthday presents came from the Argos and Index catalogues and were chosen approximately three months in advance with a cheeky circling with a biro session.

28. Spare half an hour to burn? You could just play Eye Spy or Hangman or Noughts and Crosses and genuinly be engrossed with happiness and excitement.

29. You could buy ALL the Jacqueline Wilson books and diaries when the book fair came to your school.

30. Beanie Babies. Beanie Babies in every colour and species that were definitely going to make you a millionaire when you sold them all at auction in 2010. Uh huh. For sure.

31. To look sassy and cool all you needed was a pair of hair crimpers and one of those make-up sets from Argos that came with 31 different coloured eye shadows.

32. You could play Beehive Bedlam on your TV and it was everything. Well, as long as your landline was hooked up to the back of the TV obvs and your mum wasn’t making a phonecall or anything.

 

Life <3

  • Wow. It’s very interesting to see how similar our lives at 8 were despite growing up about 4500 miles apart!

  • i love this, it’s brought back so many good memories! You just reminded me of Banjo kazooi, I could never complete that game, the last level was too difficult for children!

  • Hayley

    I literally lost weeks because of Pokemon Stadium, me and my brother would play it for hours on end, it was the best! And number 23 was definitely me haha – I used to watch Clueless thinking I was “it” but had absolutely no idea what was going on. And I’d forgotten all about Beehive Bedlam! x

    makeupmusicandfashion.blogspot.co.uk

  • My boyfriend has never heard of stuck in the mud… WHAT?!

    harrieharb.wordpress.com

  • LOVE IT! Such good memories

  • Groovy Chick, Groovy Chick errrrywhere!

    Gemma littleroosranbow.blogspot.co.uk xx

  • This was my life. Down to a tea !

    I miss Zoombinis It is literally all we did in our ITC classes. And I miss my 8 year old diet. Though if I’m being completely honest, it hasn’t changed all that much… I do love a good crisp sandwich.

    Petite Pomme

  • 1. I tried to build a den with Elsa last week and it was a huge fucking fail but she loved it. I don’t remember it being so hard!

    4. And Fun House.

    13. BEST. THING. EVER.

    17. It absolutely still is. Turkey twizzlers, waffles and beans.

    30. I have tried to forget this obsession of mine. Thanks for reminding me.

  • Nat

    All the memories just flooded back! I wish I could go back to being 8. 🙁

    https://theremightbecoffee.wordpress.com/

  • Love this post brings back so many good memories. I used to get my Game-boy confiscated as I’d spend too long on it. The Playstation tournaments me and my brothers would have too could get pretty intense, definitely simpler times. xxx

  • Haha Hannah this is bloody brilliant! I’ve only just found your blog properly and managed to get all the way back to this post before I was discovered (I’m at work) and just had to comment before I have to go and pretend to contribute to the business.

    You’re so funny and you’ve properly motivated me to get my blog shit together. I’ve only just really started one (properly) and wasn’t at all that into it, the dread of getting people to take outfit pictures fully put me off. You’ve made me realise you can just be funny and write stuff and mix it with fashion posts and it’s so much more interesting than just being another fashion blogger that’s bought the latest Zara co-ord.

    Sorry for rambling but had to write and let you know that you’ve genuinely brightened my afternoon. Also since you like lists..I’ve recently done a list post that hopefully you’ll like (although NGL it’s nowhere near as funny as yours) but would love for you to check it out anyway! xx

  • Haha Hannah this is bloody brilliant! I’ve only just found your blog properly and managed to get all the way back to this post before I was discovered (I’m at work) and just had to comment before I have to go and pretend to contribute to the business.

    You’re so funny and you’ve properly motivated me to get my blog shit together. I’ve only just really started one (properly) and wasn’t at all that into it, the dread of getting people to take outfit pictures fully put me off. You’ve made me realise you can just be funny and write stuff and mix it with fashion posts and it’s so much more interesting than just being another fashion blogger that’s bought the latest Zara co-ord.

    Sorry for rambling but had to write and let you know that you’ve genuinely brightened my afternoon. Also since you like lists..I’ve recently done a list post that hopefully you’ll like (although NGL it’s nowhere near as funny as yours) but would love for you to check it out anyway! xx

    http://www.rhiannoneyre.blogspot.co.uk


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