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[–]DrMadlove 7889 points7890 points  (131 children)

Somebody's there for the stove top stuffing!

[–]GeauxKnads 2047 points2048 points  (21 children)

Hold up let me make some phone calls!

[–]2hoodrich4me 243 points244 points  (1 child)

In sorry Dave, we werent expecting company... And there isn't enough stuffing to go around...

[–]gecko6666 432 points433 points  (15 children)

So I kicked here right in the....

[–]UnclePatche 326 points327 points  (5 children)

Knew the punchline and still didn’t see it coming

[–]AnoK760 107 points108 points  (1 child)

THATS why he makes the Big Bucks

[–]nectarbeats 20 points21 points  (0 children)

When the lights came on and I saw the knuckles I thought “OHHH NOOOO”

[–]sheguedep 44 points45 points  (6 children)

So there’s this 18 year old kid I mentor who never heard of Dave Chappelle. Thanks to this joke an instant fan was made that day.

[–]lordsnowbunny 198 points199 points  (0 children)

Ha. Chapelle

[–]thewolfisme 275 points276 points  (3 children)

Everything at Timmys house works

[–]superfredge 48 points49 points  (0 children)

They sit in their living room without jackets!

[–]neong87 549 points550 points  (12 children)

I'm afraid there's not enough stove top stuffing for all.

[–]K_oSTheKunt 162 points163 points  (2 children)

"Well, I've got an idea!"

[–]serenwipiti 280 points281 points  (1 child)

👟 🐈

[–]The_Strange_Visitor 6 points7 points  (0 children)

( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

[–]xiroir 75 points76 points  (0 children)

damn mormons with their damnable wives

[–]OmgLikeForSureDude 51 points52 points  (8 children)

AND potatoes not INSTEAD of potatoes.

These kids are definitely my Gen. I was 7 in '82 and it was magic.

[–]ArtbyKy 177 points178 points  (2 children)

Were there any pussies kicked?

[–]Hugs111 557 points558 points  (22 children)


[–]dsammmast 55 points56 points  (10 children)

Prove it

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    [–]CedarCabPark 34 points35 points  (2 children)

    Anyone could have guessed that!

    [–]fisticuffs32 32 points33 points  (1 child)

    Bashing microphone on knee repeatedly.

    [–]Olive_Jane 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    It would take utter shamelessness to prove it by sharing my personal Netflix veiwing history..

    [–]chirs5757 2451 points2452 points  (76 children)

    This is basically what we all looked like in the 80s.

    [–]YpsirK_NJ 1076 points1077 points  (63 children)

    Every group had that one black kid ?

    [–]Afroofthenight 845 points846 points  (26 children)

    From what I understand, yeah, pretty much

    [–]subzero421 1350 points1351 points  (15 children)

    The government gave them out

    [–]dtlv5813 125 points126 points  (7 children)

    Did you also happen to have a red head tomboy friend who was really good at arcade machines?

    [–]AmateurFootjobs 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    Can confirm, just read it in one of the comments above this

    [–]handmethescrewdriver 98 points99 points  (7 children)

    We had a brown kid never got a black kid until high school

    [–]ruinus 52 points53 points  (4 children)

    Did the brown kid have the ability to make you all see things that weren't there?

    [–]handmethescrewdriver 85 points86 points  (0 children)

    Unfortunately no but he did have the best GI Joes

    [–]hyrulegangsta 39 points40 points  (2 children)

    No, but he pretty much was the only one with a mustache.

    [–]SkaJamas 65 points66 points  (8 children)

    Why do you think "token black friend" is such a common term lol

    [–]_aviemore_ 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    Yeah that one in the photo. Every group had him. That's why he is looking grumpy.

    [–]Delmoni 2960 points2961 points  (47 children)

    I really like what Eleven has done with her hair.

    [–]HillsHoistRepresent 828 points829 points  (10 children)


    [–]RealLifeAprilLudgate 1015 points1016 points  (6 children)


    [–]italianshark 169 points170 points  (5 children)

    This house is bitchin’

    [–]aishik-10x 30 points31 points  (2 children)

    /r/FlashTV is leaking again

    [–]DebentureThyme 14 points15 points  (1 child)

    At least it's not Arrow

    [–]Jaipoy 10 points11 points  (0 children)

    They're already 10 steps ahead

    [–]bravo813 50 points51 points  (0 children)

    Get out Flash

    [–]xhavax 11 points12 points  (0 children)

    Also I love how that boy has exactly the same haircut as Will

    [–][deleted] 9663 points9664 points  (379 children)

    Spoiler alert... All kids in the 80s looked like this. That's what makes the show so rad.

    [–]Yayfreebeer 5681 points5682 points  (334 children)

    And they all had one black friend

    [–]gahvandure 3990 points3991 points  (224 children)

    I shook my head at this...and then remembered I did have one black friend, in about 1982 or 83. I was amazed at how white his palms were. He was cool with letting me stare at them.

    [–]GhOsT_wRiTeR_XVI 3684 points3685 points  (119 children)

    I was the one white kid toolin’ around with my 4 black friends in 1982. Life was different in the upside down.

    [–]Galactic 1228 points1229 points  (101 children)

    I was the one Asian kid with all white friends when I lived in Ohio, then all black/hispanic friends when I moved to Brooklyn. It was quite a change of pace. And music.

    [–]roby_soft 686 points687 points  (71 children)

    In Peru, in the 80s, we always had 1 black guy (el negro), 1 Asian guy (that we called “el chino” -the Chinese- even though he could be of Japanese or any other Asian ascendency) 1 short guy (el chato) and sometimes 1 fat guy (el gordo). This was in almost every kid’s group.

    [–]Carrabs 187 points188 points  (43 children)

    What was Peru like in the 80s? And what’s it like now?

    [–]roby_soft 619 points620 points  (39 children)

    It was great, we used to play outside all the time, without any fears, even though we had terrorism at the end of the 80s, it wasn’t until the 90s that it reached the capital, Lima (where I am from). Even then, every time we lost power due to a bomb destroying a power tower, it was good to spend some time talking by candlelight. It sounds terrible, but somehow, it wasn’t. At school we had bullies, and bullied kids, but was different than what you see today, even the bullied kids were part of the group, no one was ever “isolated”, I think that is a main difference with bulking today. I can’t comment much on Peru now, as I am in Australia since 2006, and just go back for short periods to visit my family. Peru looks a lot better now though, we have more infrastructure and less poverty, terrorism has been replaced by burglars and extortionists, some of them coming from neighbour countries. There are a lot more Venezuelans now in Peru, especially in Lima, but they are mostly good hard-working people, they are just trying to escape from their government. Traffic is terrible in Lima these days. Touristic places like Cuzco, Arequipa, etc. Are relatively safe, and hotels are great. As always, the food is the best, that hasn’t changed ...... All in all, Peru is a great place to live and visit now, if security is improved, it would be one of the best Countries in South America.

    [–]legion327 303 points304 points  (16 children)

    Hey just wanted to say thanks for taking the time to answer that. As an American, we're often somewhat isolated from other places/cultures and I always find it fascinating to hear about the human experience from other points of view.

    [–]roby_soft 77 points78 points  (4 children)

    Thanks, would try to remember more things and add, life was hard at the time with terrorism and bad governments, but as I said, we had a great time....

    [–]WeAmGroot 58 points59 points  (5 children)

    Nothing personal but I have a great story to prove what you are saying here. I know someone who was in America as an au-pair for quite a while, and once he was driving with the parents and the 2 kids to the beach or sth. In the news they said something about South Africa and one kid asked 'mommy where is South africa' and she just said 'somewhere close to Hawaii'.... My friend spend the last week he was there teaching the kids about continents and different countries....

    [–]pachecogeorge 19 points20 points  (0 children)

    As Venezuelan, I'm feel really proud of my people there, I always say the peruvians are very very kind with us and really understand our situation, all of my friends who are currently living in Lima, they tell me how loved they feel. Thanks.

    [–]3Dog-V101 24 points25 points  (2 children)

    I've always wanted to see Peru and this has made me want to go more than ever. I can't wait to visit (From Michigan, US) and I wish you the best of luck down under.

    [–]roby_soft 17 points18 points  (0 children)

    Thanks, you should, it is a great place to visit, and the food is amazing.... I went to Machu Picchu 5 years ago and it was unbelievable. Photos can’t really show how espectacular it is.

    [–]roby_soft 39 points40 points  (2 children)

    I just remembered a game we used to play with the phones in the 80s in Lima, Peru: at the time the phones were analogue pulse phones (not tone), you dialled a random number (a friend would give you the number he got from someone else) and somehow you ended up with a busy tone or something like that, but you could hear people in the background, we used to call this place “el cruce” which meant “where phone lines cross each other”. Here boys would ask for girl’s numbers, and as soon a girl would release her number, you had to be fast to hung up and call her, if you were the first one to call her, you had a chance to get a blind date. Remember it was the 80s, so this was more likely not dangerous for the boy or girl, usually a harmless blind date. This all ended when the Telco started supporting tones.

    [–]mjoed 10 points11 points  (1 child)

    harmful blind date


    [–]iRedditWhenIShit 25 points26 points  (3 children)

    Not only Peru. Lots of Mexican kids have those nicknames too.

    [–]roby_soft 28 points29 points  (2 children)

    Yes, it is amazing how much Latin American countries were similar at the time, considering there was not Internet. What I find extremely interesting is how you would know all the popular insults and nicknames of the time, and if you talked to a guy that lived far away, he would knew them too.... again, think of a world with no internet.

    [–]i_hate_fanboys 97 points98 points  (6 children)

    How dangerous are you?

    [–]BrotherDBAD 145 points146 points  (1 child)

    They didn't deal with demogorgons, they dealt with overworked, underpaid, underappreciated working class parents. So approximately as dangerous as the average child of a millennial will be in 10-18 years.

    [–]AcidicOpulence 10 points11 points  (1 child)

    Did you watch Star Trek and remember that one episode where Spock DIDN’T have the goatee? That was soooo unsettling right!

    [–]gleventhal 116 points117 points  (3 children)

    I was totally talking about the black people having white palms thing recently to my wife.. in 3rd grade my teacher called me in front of the class to play a game.. I had to look down shielding my peripheral vision, and kids would come up and put their hands under my eyes and I had to let the teacher know when a person I would select in advance would put their hands out. I chose the one black kid, but the teacher had them do it palms up, and I was waiting for black hands like, are you sure thats all of the kids? there isn't ANYONE left? Not even Colin?

    [–]kyoto_kinnuku 18 points19 points  (0 children)

    Hahahaha. This is pretty great!

    [–]tnorthb 76 points77 points  (0 children)

    I think it was the Carter administration that passed the Token Act making this possible

    [–]Uncle_Lenny 56 points57 points  (0 children)

    I have an adopted cousin and was amazed at the same thing. Kids are funny.

    [–]DrGoldteeth 18 points19 points  (1 child)

    My friend Phil (the only black guy in our catholic school) would appreciate this. His parents (who didn't like me so much) probably wouldn't.

    [–]KaneRobot[🍰] 62 points63 points  (26 children)

    I shook my head at this...and then remembered I did have one black friend, in about 1982 or 83.

    Same here (but add 3 years on the date). There were basically two black boys at our school and 1 of them was solidly in our friend group. Rather than normal guy, normal guy's best friend, black guy, fat guy, and girl, my group was me as tall guy, with nerd guy, ginger guy, black guy, and girl.

    [–]Kilroy45LC 62 points63 points  (4 children)

    Who married the girl?

    [–]KaneRobot[🍰] 23 points24 points  (1 child)

    She was a "tomboy," so I'll let you draw your own conclusions how that went.

    [–]keyboard_user 33 points34 points  (4 children)

    normal guy


    [–]37499 15 points16 points  (0 children)

    Wait you mean normal doesn't mean sport loving white male? Shocking, my government has been telling me I'm wrong for so long.

    [–]SadboyBooHoo 92 points93 points  (16 children)

    Is it like sheep wool? Lemme touch it

    [–]absolutedesignz 292 points293 points  (35 children)

    I was that black friend.

    Except no one knew each other was different races at that age...it was cool.

    [–]traxfax 124 points125 points  (15 children)

    I remember my little brother asking my mom "Why is Waheem brown?". Waheem was his best friend, he was just curious.

    Technically we were brown too being latino but he just saw there was a difference. No concept of race when you're that young. Kids just look different but that's the end of it at that age.

    [–]kyoto_kinnuku 136 points137 points  (14 children)

    I yelled in Walmart "there's a chocolate man!" the first time I saw a black person. My mom apologized profusely but the guy thought it was funny and knew most of the kids in that area had never seen a black person. This was a super rural area in the early 90s.

    [–]I_ate_a_milkshake 69 points70 points  (6 children)

    i called white people 'clear' when i was little 😂

    [–]DokterZ 13 points14 points  (0 children)

    Technically those are Irish people.

    [–]scifiend 28 points29 points  (2 children)

    I did exactly the same thing in a rural town in the early 90s. I don't think I've ever told anyone about it though because I'm still kinda embarrassed!

    [–]usernamedunbeentaken 34 points35 points  (1 child)

    I've had two black acquaintances tell me stories of times white kids would ask them "why are you chocolate?". Apparently it's not too uncommon, although I wouldve though my with TV that white kids even in super white areas would've seen plenty of black folks.

    [–]Hoozcrynow 60 points61 points  (0 children)

    My family moved to Silver Springs, MD in about 1972 right across the street from a big park. I was probably 15 and my brother was 6. He made friends at the park with this black kid his age. They played together all summer, spent the night at each other's houses. I occasionally babysat. Sept came around and they started first grade. My mom and the kid's Mom decided they would take turns walking them to & from school. The first time it was the other Mom's turn, when it came time to cross the street she took their hands. My brother looked down when they were across and blurted out, in awe, "Hey! you're BROWN!" The other Mom cracked up and we all do when we tell the story. My Mom raised us right, too.

    [–]generictimemachine 135 points136 points  (4 children)

    This right here is what I find crazy! My school was about 1/3 rednecks, 1/3 preppy white kids, and 1/3 black kids. We all got along famously up until about 8th/9th grade. Then groups started forming and race became a thing. It was dumb.

    [–]AgentCC 50 points51 points  (0 children)

    It just goes to show that racism is a learned trait rather than anything we are born with.

    [–]mark_commadore 45 points46 points  (4 children)

    It never occurred to me that the two kids we played with from down the road were black and we were white. We were friends, we got into shenanigans and ride around on bikes.

    [–]marcvanh 13 points14 points  (1 child)

    I am about the age the kids in this pic would be now. Even up to a few years ago I actually thought racism was gasping its last breaths.

    Hard to believe how naive I have been my whole life.

    [–]RalfHorris 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    I spent the first six years of my life living in a city with a respectable amount of diversity. My best friend during the first year of school was a Chinese boy who didn't speak a word of English, it's incredible how you just get along at that age regardless of differences.

    [–]AnotherThroneAway 103 points104 points  (7 children)

    Not where I grew up. In my part of CA, the standard issue 80s crew was three white kids (one of whom is required to be Jewish), two Asian kids, and one Indian kid. Black kids were only on TV.

    [–]Otto_Scratchansniff 72 points73 points  (1 child)

    The Indian kid takes the place of the black kid. I also grew up in Cali. If you managed to get an Indian kid and a black kid which we had it was intense. Poor Jithu, she kept getting confused with me even though we looked nothing alike.

    [–]Quajek 28 points29 points  (1 child)

    So, for everybody keeping track at home:

    1 Indian + 2 Asians = 1 Black


    [–]_way_no_way_ 109 points110 points  (11 children)

    Can confirm, my best buddy at primary school was the only black kid. Sadly died of kidney failure when he was 18 after being accepted to study to be a doctor (like his parents) at Oxford. Still miss him and think about him every Christmas!

    [–]absolutedesignz 54 points55 points  (10 children)

    jesus that's sad.

    [–]_way_no_way_ 119 points120 points  (9 children)

    Yeah. We drifted apart at hight school. He joined my primary school late, when he was about 8 years old. My mum reminded me, whilst I had a little cry when I found out about his death, about my first encounter with him...

    She saw me and him through the window of the classroom when she was waiting to pick me up. When I came out she asked if I had a new friend, and I said "yes". She asked me what he looked like and I replied "he's tall with curly hair". She said she knew then that she's raised me right because I never mentioned his skin colour, not once. Unfortunately he got called all sorts of names at school, and I simply didn't understand it. He was literally just shy of 6ft at 10 years old and got bullied. Great lad, the world lost a good one when he went... Sorry to ramble. Just nice to remember him so fondly.

    [–]helzbellz 39 points40 points  (1 child)

    I enjoyed reading about your friend. Ramble on :)

    [–]_way_no_way_ 36 points37 points  (0 children)

    Thank you. I really enjoyed being his friend. We had some fun. 😔

    [–]7th_Spectrum 25 points26 points  (1 child)

    Can confirm. I WAS that one black friend.

    [–]missvoodoo25 25 points26 points  (2 children)

    Checking in as the 'one' black friend. There was only one instance while growing up in a white neighbourhood when another fellow black entered the group. Everyone would compare us and ultimately led to silent declaration of alliance between the group. There could never be both of us in the group. Was there a quota on black friends everyone had?

    [–]GroovingPict 42 points43 points  (4 children)

    Im in Norway and even we had one! We were a group of four friends in primary school, one of whom was black (I presume he still is. Spoiler: childhood friends drift apart). He was adopted, from Indonesia. He also had an adopted sister, though not from Indonesia, from Korea or something, who grew up to be mindblowingly hot.

    [–]trumplethinskinz 34 points35 points  (8 children)

    fuck..I only had one black friend too, and an asian friend he was cool..of course he reminded me of Data.

    [–]BeardedAsian 8 points9 points  (3 children)

    That one Asian friend is always pretty cool and tech-y.

    [–]KL58383 16 points17 points  (2 children)

    This is funny because I was the techy Asian kid in the group and some of them called me Data

    [–]tyfunk02 13 points14 points  (6 children)

    I wish. There were no black kids in my community in rural Ohio. I guess they probably realized Ohio sucked.

    [–]WHSK3 12 points13 points  (5 children)

    Dude... it sucked in my neighborhood on the south side of Chicago too. Last place you’d expect, but the evolution is far from over, and it wasn’t nearly as far as it should have been even in the 80’s. My earliest memory of racism is a black brother and sister walking to jr. high along our route. Some of the kids took to throwing rocks at them. My friends and I took to protecting them and throwing rocks back. The family moved out of the neighborhood after a few months, but my friends and I never understood. To this day I still can’t say I understand, but I accept. Some people are just rotten to the core. I can’t be happier that my friends and I were never raised to find ourselves thinking like that. But I’m still amazed to this day when I think about how we were actually the minority thinkers in our calm, suburban Chicago area.

    [–]wolfman571 27 points28 points  (0 children)

    Add a few more years and this could be half the cast of a Sand Lot movie.

    [–]Theartistcu 44 points45 points  (0 children)

    I was just going to say, as a kid in the 80s we all looked this way that's the point.

    [–]Hexaline 19 points20 points  (0 children)

    Born in the early 80s, can confirm. We all looked like this.

    [–]justaproxy 417 points418 points  (31 children)

    You just know there’s a pile of bicycles outside.

    [–]imnewtothissoyeah 30 points31 points  (3 children)

    Next the the big, loud, green, electric transformer box that was always 30 degrees warmer than the current temperature....

    [–]CaptainAssPlunderer 15 points16 points  (2 children)

    Damn. I hadn’t thought about those boxes for a very long time. The 3 on my street were the meetup place for all the kids. Riding bikes, building forts and ramps, and drinking iron flavored water out of neighbors hoses.

    [–]kinkuagesimo 48 points49 points  (0 children)

    And a Demogorgon who just escaped the upside down waiting to abduct them.

    [–]intopendants 35 points36 points  (22 children)

    I’m curious...do kids not ride bikes to their friends’ houses anymore? Is this a novelty of the past...I’m way out of touch obviously.

    [–]pedrafilosofal 40 points41 points  (4 children)

    I’m 16. I’ve never rode a bike to any of my friends houses and vice versa. We usually get car rides from one of the parents.

    [–]superfredge 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    Shit, I have a bike and get driven everywhere. I need to take responsibility for myself..

    I should invest in a bike lock.

    [–]jmlinden7 17 points18 points  (0 children)

    You get a parent or older friend/sibling to drive you

    [–]Gobloz 12 points13 points  (8 children)

    I’m 14 and thats literally all I do with my friends. Ride bikes, play video games, climb things, and talk for an endless amount of hours

    [–]Firewolf93 10 points11 points  (2 children)

    Must be small town? I moved to the city and I never see kids doing things now.

    Edit: typo

    [–]Eddie_shoes 770 points771 points  (172 children)

    How old are you?

    [–]Hamuktakali[S] 884 points885 points  (140 children)

    18; dad's 45

    [–]fatkyat 891 points892 points  (31 children)

    I'm 37 and couldn't wrap my head around these 1982 kids having Reddit-aged children.

    I read your comment and now want to peacefully die.

    [–]thebluemonkey 174 points175 points  (1 child)

    Hey, you're a year closer to 40 than me.

    So at least you're putting me in a better mood.

    [–]SJ_Barbarian 163 points164 points  (5 children)

    My husband is turning 40 in a little over a month. I'm 34. My actual reaction: "Wow, that kid is very articulate for a small child."

    Then I remembered my nephew is 18 and died. Ghost redditing.

    [–]therealsunshinem81 12 points13 points  (0 children)

    36 here, came for same clarification, I am done with reddit today.

    [–]Cautiouslyoptemistic 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    Reddit: creating existential crisis' one post at a time.

    [–]Brokenthrowaway247 215 points216 points  (99 children)

    I'm 24 and my dads 43, its weird but kinda cool growing up with such young parents. He's always seemed more like an older brother who became my legal guardian than my dad, in comparison to my friends parents at least. In high school my friends and my dads friends would all hangout/drink together

    [–]T-MoneyAllDey 184 points185 points  (62 children)

    My mom is 15 years older than me and I'd describe it in the same way. She's my sister almost.

    [–]ErMerrGerd 173 points174 points  (19 children)

    Man I’m 25 now and I could not imagine having a 10 year old of my own. Can barely look after myself.

    [–]Tenseplatypus24 74 points75 points  (7 children)

    Facts. 27, no known children. Say this exact shit all the time.

    [–]omgjk31 49 points50 points  (4 children)

    It is hard to imagine, but if you found yourself in that situation, you'd have no choice but to man up! I know because I'm 25 with a 3 year old and had no choice but to man up. I went from lazy stoner to working professional in the short amount of time she's been alive. Amazing what responsibility can do for you.

    [–]Kittlebricks 17 points18 points  (1 child)

    I'm nearly 38 and got freaked out when I realised one of my colleagues could legally be my child. She's an adult for crying out loud!

    [–]Prisencoli_All_Right 23 points24 points  (3 children)

    I had my first when I was 20. She's 9 now and I wonder what it'll be like when she's an adult. My parents are 30 years older than me so there was a much bigger generation gap.

    [–]Brokenthrowaway247 27 points28 points  (0 children)

    Something cool I never considered till lately is that me and my dad (and you and your daughter) will be able to grow old together. Like, me and my dad are close enough in age that we could live in an age care home together, so weird but cool

    [–]1ofthoseweaks 14 points15 points  (4 children)

    Mother gave birth to my eldest sister at 16 and had me at 39. And I'm only 7 years older than my niece. It's wild.

    [–]s_ching73 14 points15 points  (1 child)

    My dad retired the year after I finished high school. To him, my friends' parents were annoying kids. There were difficulties.

    [–]maharanisaheba 6 points7 points  (1 child)

    I'm 20 and mom's 43. She looks young for her age and I look old for my age (dad's gene). Now some people call us sisters. One even twins.

    [–]This_was_my_Account 30 points31 points  (12 children)

    There's a 90 year gap between my grandfather's birth and mine.

    My preference is to have children before my mid 40s. I want to be young enough to play with them without breaking my tender bones. Haha

    My dad, in his 50s, was usually too tired to kick around a ball after school.

    [–]o-Incantrix-o 34 points35 points  (7 children)

    I had my daughter at 40 and so far no broken bones and no trouble playing with her (She's a very energetic 7 yr old) :P

    I was 20 when I had my first child and find it easier being an older parent. As well as still having loads of energy I have more life experience, and financial stability makes things less stressful.

    [–]intopendants 20 points21 points  (5 children)

    Interesting perspective!! Thank you for this. Everyone in my life likes to remind me about my age (I’m 31) and how little time I have left (to reproduce...I’m not dying right now). Many of my friends had their kids a while ago or are having them now. I get a lot of questions or snide/rude comments from people.

    It just helps to know that my preference, to be older and better established if I were to have them, holds merit based on another person’s experience. I honestly think that some of my friends who had kids earlier in life are resentful of my lifestyle and enjoy making negative remarks. Also I guess they’re not really friends anymore but now qualify as acquaintances...

    [–]Maliwham 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    Yes! Ty also for this :) 28, and people are nagging me+partner to have kids. They don't understand we are happy as we are and may even just adopt when older and in a more stable position money-wise.

    [–]An_Actual_Centrist 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    Eh my dad was 42 when I was born and it was fine.

    [–]SixSpice 55 points56 points  (28 children)

    My moms 1977 and I’m 22.

    [–]fzw 327 points328 points  (2 children)

    What are you guys going to do for the 2000th birthday

    [–]Uncle_Lenny 63 points64 points  (0 children)

    Hopefully by then mummy will finally stay put in her tomb.

    [–]no_one_feels_it 35 points36 points  (20 children)

    I'm your moms age and my daughter isn't even 2 yet.

    [–]magicklobs-n-waves 434 points435 points  (2 children)

    Yep, they all look about as annoyed as the ST gang would if they had to pose for a picture during the middle of a meeting.

    [–]BeardedAsian 100 points101 points  (1 child)

    Eleven looks so excited though!

    [–]petepete16 63 points64 points  (0 children)

    It’s Mad Max not Eleven.

    [–]basshead541 207 points208 points  (7 children)

    Just missing the dungeon and dragons

    [–]methodwriter85 82 points83 points  (7 children)

    I was born in 1985, so I always feel like I'm a hybrid of an 80's kid and a 90's kid. Then I look at pictures like this, and I realize my childhood was almost purely 90's because these kids don't look anything like the kids I knew in the early 90's. No acid wash, no neon colors, no Batman or Teenage Mutant Ninja turtle shirts. Also the girl isn't wearing a scrunchy and her hair does not look as though it's been permed and sprayed with 15 layers of hairspray.

    [–]95128 36 points37 points  (1 child)

    Crazy, I was born in 82 and these totally look like my childhood peers. I remember acid wash and ninja turtles too, but 'as a thing some kids liked,' not part of my own childhood.

    [–]Peccosa 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    82 here too. Same here; I remember my friends and I looked like this but I also remember being a part of the 90s

    [–]megopolis12 12 points13 points  (2 children)

    86 here and I'm all 90s in my childhood memories....i loved the 90s catwalks on tv , fashion tv channel the opening song " your my obsession ...." keyboard synth out...oh yea and the spice girls lol covered my self in stick on tattoos of their faces from double bubble for a whole summer I had spice girl head tattoo sleeves....readin' some betty and veronica...circa 94...lol ye I was cooo

    [–]highimscott 212 points213 points  (24 children)

    It scares me that there’s a dad only a year or two older than me with offspring old enough to be capable of posting this. My sperm’s developmentally challenged.

    [–]methodwriter85 104 points105 points  (13 children)

    Going off the OP, the dad is 45 and was therefore born in 1972 or very early 1973. If the OP is late teens or early 20's like I think they were, that means they were born around 1995 to 2000. That would make the dad about mid-to-late 20's. Totally reasonable.

    My sister was born in 1977, and her daughter was born in 1994 and is 23 now.

    [–]lazlowoodbine 30 points31 points  (2 children)

    I went to school with a girl who is now a grandmother to a two year old and also has a two year old of her own. I'm 41.

    [–]Butt--Stuff 48 points49 points  (9 children)

    Got knocked up at 16? Damn.

    [–]CaptnBoots 30 points31 points  (2 children)

    Happens all the time. My mom was born in '75 and I was born in '92; she was 16 when she had me. She's 42 and I'm 25.

    [–]Nwcray 22 points23 points  (5 children)

    Hey- I was born in 1978, my son was born in 1994. Sometimes that’s how it goes.

    [–]clmns 27 points28 points  (0 children)

    At least you were a saintly child

    [–]absolutedesignz 36 points37 points  (2 children)

    HOLY SHIT...I didn't even put 2 and 2 together.

    Granted I was -1 when this photo was taken but these kids are like 7 at most...so 42 now...I hang out with people 42 years old.

    [–]Axerty 146 points147 points  (7 children)

    kid on the left looks like that lil titty sucker from the eyrie

    [–]timbosliceAFC 66 points67 points  (1 child)

    Fuckin' LOL man. Thats Lord Robin "Sweetrobin" Arryn, Lord of the Eyrie, Defender of the Vale, and Warden of the East to you! (Robert in the books tho). Any more sass from you and I'll make it seen you get sent out the moon door!

    [–]newttargaeryon 11 points12 points  (0 children)

    He'll make you fly!!

    [–]Mark-a-roo 30 points31 points  (0 children)

    Every 80s family had that couch too.

    [–]home_iswherethedogis 20 points21 points  (0 children)

    Everyone in the 80's had that velvet orange couch.

    [–]zeshanator98 37 points38 points  (7 children)

    Now add a Steve

    [–]rommiz 58 points59 points  (3 children)

    Your dad needed one of his friends to get a perm and put on a little weight

    [–]vguy72 29 points30 points  (20 children)

    I miss the '80's. Cool decade. 70's were badass too.

    [–]turnip5000 17 points18 points  (19 children)

    80’s were the best!

    [–]ruinus 30 points31 points  (11 children)

    I miss the 90's. It was like the decade of calm before everything went to shit.

    [–]mawcopolow 50 points51 points  (10 children)

    People have been saying shit like this since the romans

    [–]vguy72 16 points17 points  (5 children)

    Kids played outside. It was weird.

    [–]turnip5000 19 points20 points  (1 child)

    Parents were more concerned about “this weekend’s party” than they were about their kids. So much freedom. The shit we got up to was crazy and hilarious.

    [–]raletti 12 points13 points  (0 children)

    Yup, they had their world and we had ours. My only rule was to be back by sundown.

    [–]newt16 13 points14 points  (3 children)

    Wait...someone who's dad was about 8 years old in 1982 is old enough to post on Reddit?

    I feel old.

    [–]honeycombqueen 11 points12 points  (2 children)

    Geez how old are you?

    Edit: I just did the calculations and realised that 1982 was 36 years ago and he's probably at least 8 years old there. Geez now I feel old.

    [–]akimbobluntz_ 27 points28 points  (0 children)

    Oh the shit they're about to go through...

    [–]anadentone 39 points40 points  (0 children)

    plot twist: your dad and his friends were the stranger things kids.

    [–]Crazy8burger 21 points22 points  (2 children)

    Your dad's group looks like the kids in stephen king's "it"

    [–]ueezy 35 points36 points  (2 children)

    Farthest right looks eerily similar to Will.

    [–]Muffafuffin 26 points27 points  (0 children)

    Thanks s pretty cool. Also sings praises to the wardrobe department over at Netflix. Really nailed it.

    [–]bizzyj93 14 points15 points  (0 children)

    Can we take a minute to recognize how dope that kid’s hat is?

    [–]KashmereKat 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    Cute! I feel so damn old when I see redditors posting childhood / teen pics of their parents from the 80-90s. My dad was that age in the early 1950s. 😛