I was born the 1970’s (skip doing the math) and grew up in the ’80s. To this day, I still love everything that the 80’s encompasses— the music, the fashions, the television. I lip-synced to Madonna’s “Like A Virgin” and Michael Jackson’s “Beat it” while rocking my champion sweatshirt and neon rubber bracelets covering up my wrists.
We all know that history repeats itself. To say I am excited that iconic remnants from my childhood is cool again is an understatement.
I freaked out when I saw Land of Nod instagram their new Sticker Book rug and immediately ordered it to brighten up my son’s bedroom.
I almost spit out my cold-press juice when I read in the New York Times that Freezy Freakies, those color-changing gloves from the ’80s, a’re back and available in adult sizes for the first time ever! “The pop-culture mood was finally right. A lot of ’80s items are coming back,” Mr. Weinberg said, pointing to the current popularity of Underoos, the superhero-themed underwear from the 1980s that was reintroduced recently. Seth Godin, an entrepreneur and author who has written books on marketing and how ideas spread, said, “You’re wearing them because you’re making a statement about your past, not your future.” he said. Personally, I love this pair which is fresh and current for now with emojis.”. Photographer Heidi Green of the Upper East Side, NYC posted this pic on social media:
According to BabyCenterUK, “…Our love affair with 80s baby names may continue in 2016…In 2015 we’ve certainly seen a trend with our favorite names from the 1980s making a comeback. Thatcher may be gone, but Cameron and co. brought the blues back to power, and riding the wave of Conservative glory are parents who seem keen to recapture the yuppie vibe. Classic eighties names such as Zoe, Sarah, Holly, John, Michael and Jason have all risen in the charts this year. Lauren, another popular name in the 1980s, has also seen a surge, becoming a new entry to the top 100 at number 88…. As for the boys, John is up 18 places to number 80, Daniel has nudged up a spot to number 14, Michael is now at 39, having moved up 17 places, and Jason is up four spots to number 90. Could 2016 be the year we see the return of Ashley, Stephanie or Jennifer for the girls, and Christopher, Justin or Sean for the boys? If the trend continues, perhaps we’ll also see a return of the hyphenated choices of yesteryear? Maybe 2016 will see the return of names such as Sarah-Jane, Anne-Marie, Mary-Ann, Mary-Kate and Sarah-Louise?”
I’m very excited to continue introducing my kids to favs from my childhood. They already enjoy Cabbage Patch Kids and Pound Puppies almost as much as I do.
What are your favs from childhood?