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19 Ways Kids Of The '80s Were Free

1. If you wore a helmet you were a loser.

If you wore a helmet you were a loser.

2. Kids were allowed to cook without parental supervision.

Kids were allowed to cook without parental supervision.

3. When you were seven your babysitter was 10.

When you were seven your babysitter was 10.

4. You got to sit on dad's lap and drive the car.

You got to sit on dad's lap and drive the car.

5. Sunscreen, what is that?

Sunscreen, what is that?

6. Riding in the flatbed of pickup trucks was all the rage.

Riding in the flatbed of pickup trucks was all the rage.

7. You weren't cool unless you smoked cigarettes.

You weren't cool unless you smoked cigarettes.

8. It was a rarity when at least ONE of your friends didn't have a cast for you all to draw on and sign.

It was a rarity when at least ONE of your friends didn't have a cast for you all to draw on and sign.

9. No one wore their seat belt, like ever.

No one wore their seat belt, like ever.

10. Playground equipment had no standards.

Playground equipment had no standards.

11. It wasn't always an "eyes on them at all times" kind of world.

It wasn't always an "eyes on them at all times" kind of world.

12. Sitting in the front middle seat.

Sitting in the front middle seat.

13. Secondhand smoke, kids, I'll teach you about it.

Secondhand smoke, kids, I'll teach you about it.

14. Latchkey kids.

Latchkey kids.

15. You could play with anything and call it a toy.

You could play with anything and call it a toy.

16. No 24/7 access to your parents. Or vice versa.

No 24/7 access to your parents. Or vice versa.

17. Childproofing is a thing of the new millennium.

Childproofing is a thing of the new millennium.

18. Climbing trees, fences, barns and really whatever you could get a grasp on.

Climbing trees, fences, barns and really whatever you could get a grasp on.

19. Eating things people handed you.

Eating things people handed you.

 

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