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[–]DrMadlove 8120 points8121 points  (132 children)

Somebody's there for the stove top stuffing!

[–]GeauxKnads 2123 points2124 points  (22 children)

Hold up let me make some phone calls!

[–]2hoodrich4me 280 points281 points  (1 child)

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

[–]gecko6666 452 points453 points  (16 children)

So I kicked here right in the....

[–]UnclePatche 342 points343 points  (6 children)

Knew the punchline and still didn’t see it coming

[–]AnoK760 129 points130 points  (2 children)

THATS why he makes the Big Bucks

[–]nectarbeats 24 points25 points  (1 child)

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

[–]sheguedep 49 points50 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 197 points198 points  (0 children)

Ha. Chapelle

[–]thewolfisme 296 points297 points  (3 children)

Everything at Timmys house works

[–]superfredge 56 points57 points  (0 children)

They sit in their living room without jackets!

[–]neong87 550 points551 points  (12 children)

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

[–]K_oSTheKunt 160 points161 points  (2 children)

"Well, I've got an idea!"

[–]serenwipiti 284 points285 points  (1 child)

👟 🐈

[–]The_Strange_Visitor 6 points7 points  (0 children)

( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

[–]xiroir 78 points79 points  (0 children)

damn mormons with their damnable wives

[–]OmgLikeForSureDude 52 points53 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 181 points182 points  (2 children)

Were there any pussies kicked?

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    [–]dsammmast 61 points62 points  (10 children)

    Prove it

    [–][deleted]  (5 children)

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      [–]CedarCabPark 36 points37 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 2611 points2612 points  (76 children)

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

      [–]YpsirK_NJ 1163 points1164 points  (63 children)

      Every group had that one black kid ?

      [–]Afroofthenight 916 points917 points  (26 children)

      From what I understand, yeah, pretty much

      [–]subzero421 1445 points1446 points  (15 children)

      The government gave them out

      [–]SadboyBooHoo 389 points390 points  (2 children)

      Stage 2: market saturation

      [–]PorschephileGT3 22 points23 points  (1 child)

      I, too, have been to Baltimore.

      [–]rondell_jones 101 points102 points  (2 children)

      They came with the cheese

      [–]dtlv5813 130 points131 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 108 points109 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 91 points92 points  (0 children)

      Unfortunately no but he did have the best GI Joes

      [–]hyrulegangsta 47 points48 points  (2 children)

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

      [–]badhed 7 points8 points  (0 children)

      Which, now that I think about it, was kinda strange for a 9-year-old.

      [–]SkaJamas 73 points74 points  (8 children)

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

      [–]passwordsarehard_3 12 points13 points  (0 children)

      The 80’s started the diversified workplace trend in corporate America. Many men of color were getting promoted to jobs that were higher paying and decided to move closer to work or into better neighborhoods. The promotions often entailed moving to different towns when the headquarters were located away from the manufacturing plants. This brought the children to schools that were traditionally all white as well. Most parents encouraged their kids to make friends with the “new kid” knowing diversification was the wave of the future.

      [–]_aviemore_ 8 points9 points  (0 children)

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

      [–]Delmoni 3079 points3080 points  (48 children)

      I really like what Eleven has done with her hair.

      [–][deleted] 851 points852 points  (10 children)

      Pretty.

      [–]RealLifeAprilLudgate 1047 points1048 points  (6 children)

      Bitchin'

      [–]italianshark 177 points178 points  (5 children)

      This house is bitchin’

      [–]aishik-10x 33 points34 points  (2 children)

      /r/FlashTV is leaking again

      [–]DebentureThyme 16 points17 points  (1 child)

      At least it's not Arrow

      [–]Jaipoy 12 points13 points  (0 children)

      They're already 10 steps ahead

      [–]bravo813 48 points49 points  (0 children)

      Get out Flash

      [–]xhavax 15 points16 points  (0 children)

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

      [–][deleted] 9836 points9837 points  (383 children)

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

      [–]Yayfreebeer 5804 points5805 points  (338 children)

      And they all had one black friend

      [–]gahvandure 4089 points4090 points  (226 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 3747 points3748 points  (121 children)

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

      [–]Galactic 1264 points1265 points  (103 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 700 points701 points  (73 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 195 points196 points  (43 children)

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

      [–]roby_soft 649 points650 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 307 points308 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 81 points82 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 65 points66 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 20 points21 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 27 points28 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 15 points16 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 38 points39 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 9 points10 points  (1 child)

      harmful blind date

      nice

      [–]iRedditWhenIShit 26 points27 points  (5 children)

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

      [–]roby_soft 26 points27 points  (4 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 95 points96 points  (6 children)

      How dangerous are you?

      [–]BrotherDBAD 147 points148 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 19 points20 points  (0 children)

      Hahahaha. This is pretty great!

      [–]tnorthb 77 points78 points  (0 children)

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

      [–]Uncle_Lenny 55 points56 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 63 points64 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 60 points61 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.

      [–]SadboyBooHoo 89 points90 points  (16 children)

      Is it like sheep wool? Lemme touch it

      [–]absolutedesignz 300 points301 points  (37 children)

      I was that black friend.

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

      [–]traxfax 129 points130 points  (16 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 143 points144 points  (15 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 75 points76 points  (7 children)

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

      [–]DokterZ 16 points17 points  (0 children)

      Technically those are Irish people.

      [–]scifiend 35 points36 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 31 points32 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 137 points138 points  (5 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 54 points55 points  (0 children)

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

      [–]mark_commadore 47 points48 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 8 points9 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 108 points109 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 25 points26 points  (1 child)

      So, for everybody keeping track at home:

      1 Indian + 2 Asians = 1 Black

      #RaceMath

      [–]_way_no_way_ 108 points109 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 55 points56 points  (10 children)

      jesus that's sad.

      [–]_way_no_way_ 120 points121 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_ 38 points39 points  (0 children)

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

      [–]7th_Spectrum 27 points28 points  (1 child)

      Can confirm. I WAS that one black friend.

      [–]missvoodoo25 26 points27 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 44 points45 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 33 points34 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.

      [–]567678kawsar 11 points12 points  (2 children)

      friend can be from anywhere

      [–]BeardedAsian 8 points9 points  (3 children)

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

      [–]KL58383 14 points15 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 14 points15 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.

      [–][deleted] 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 16 points17 points  (0 children)

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

      [–]justaproxy 466 points467 points  (31 children)

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

      [–]imnewtothissoyeah 46 points47 points  (3 children)

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

      [–]CaptainAssPlunderer 22 points23 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[🍰] 53 points54 points  (0 children)

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

      [–]intopendants 43 points44 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 49 points50 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 9 points10 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 22 points23 points  (0 children)

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

      [–]Gobloz 15 points16 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 14 points15 points  (2 children)

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

      Edit: typo

      [–]Eddie_shoes 790 points791 points  (172 children)

      How old are you?

      [–]Hamuktakali[S] 911 points912 points  (140 children)

      18; dad's 45

      [–]fatkyat 919 points920 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.

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        [–]SJ_Barbarian 170 points171 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.

        [–]Brokenthrowaway247 221 points222 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

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          [–]ErMerrGerd 179 points180 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 78 points79 points  (7 children)

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

          [–]omgjk31 47 points48 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 26 points27 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 16 points17 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.

          [–]maharanisaheba 9 points10 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.

          [–]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.

          [–]This_was_my_Account 31 points32 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 32 points33 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.

          [–]SixSpice 59 points60 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 65 points66 points  (0 children)

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

          [–]no_one_feels_it 34 points35 points  (20 children)

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

          [–]magicklobs-n-waves 447 points448 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 106 points107 points  (1 child)

          Eleven looks so excited though!

          [–]petepete16 67 points68 points  (0 children)

          It’s Mad Max not Eleven.

          [–]basshead541 210 points211 points  (7 children)

          Just missing the dungeon and dragons

          [–]methodwriter85 90 points91 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 40 points41 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 13 points14 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 221 points222 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 108 points109 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 27 points28 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 49 points50 points  (9 children)

          Got knocked up at 16? Damn.

          [–]CaptnBoots 29 points30 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 28 points29 points  (0 children)

          At least you were a saintly child

          [–]absolutedesignz 34 points35 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 150 points151 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 12 points13 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 21 points22 points  (1 child)

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

          [–]zeshanator98 39 points40 points  (7 children)

          Now add a Steve

          [–]rommiz 63 points64 points  (3 children)

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

          [–]vguy72 33 points34 points  (21 children)

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

          [–]turnip5000 18 points19 points  (20 children)

          80’s were the best!

          [–]ruinus 34 points35 points  (12 children)

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

          [–]mawcopolow 52 points53 points  (11 children)

          People have been saying shit like this since the romans

          [–]vguy72 18 points19 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 11 points12 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 9 points10 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_ 26 points27 points  (0 children)

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

          [–]anadentone 38 points39 points  (0 children)

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

          [–]Crazy8burger 17 points18 points  (2 children)

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

          [–]ueezy 37 points38 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. 😛