You know when you’re a kid and there are those certain things that are so special. Fashion, fads and even that certain turn of phrase? I think it’s amazing how in some ways things have changed so much and in other ways, very little.
Remember when the big phrase was “Hang Ten”? By the time I was in Junior High “rad” had come and gone. Now we have words that have evolved out of our technology like “Google it” or “She’s my BFF.”
Brianna’s favorite shirt at that age was the one with the butterflies. She still loves butterflies and has a sequined jacket with butterflies that is still a favorite.
My doll growing up was Raggidy Ann, and then later, a Cabbage Patch doll around the age of seven. The coolest thing? When my Mother-in-law gave Brianna a Cabbage Patch doll. I thought to myself, “Wow! I didn’t realize those were still around!”
Do you remember friendship bracelets? I was showing Brianna earlier this month how to make friendship bracelets out of embroidery floss. When I was in school I knotted dozens of these for the kids at school and would trade and sell them.
And now there are these cool Text Bands. They exchange messages with a fist bump or high five….my kids are using them to send secret Ninja spy messages.
Here I am getting ready for school my Kindergarten year. Note the Strawberry Shortcake lunch box I was so proud of.
I also remember thinking my little 110 camera was so fabulous and high tech. I could change the film out myself and felt SO grown up having a camera of my own. Now Brianna has a small digital camera that she got when she turned five. I know she feels equally as grown-up as I did at her age. Full circle, eh?
This post is this month’s contribution to the Hallmark Life is a Special Occasion campaign which you should check out if you haven’t seen everyone’s amazing posts yet. I am compensated for my participation, but that is totally my Strawberry Shortcake lunch box – so no grabsies.
What fads, fashions, and technologies were important to you growing up? Did you have anything that you were especially proud of as a child? What do your kids find they “must-have” today, and do you indulge them in certain fads and trends?