15 Things Every '80s Kid Grew Up With, But Our Kids Can't​ Identify


Kids today! They have it so easy ... no, seriously. At the risk of sounding like a cantankerous old stick-in-the-mud whose favorite pastime is chasing kids off the lawn, kids today really do have it easy in a lot of respects -- particularly when one considers the archaic devices and overall inefficiency we grew up with.


Sure, there's something to be said for doing things the old-fashioned way; back when we were kids, our parents didn't have to stress about things like too much "screen time" or the dangers of sexting, but let's face it: nobody misses dial-up Internet or rewinding cassette tapes (unless you're incredibly unwilling to embrace change or have a major obsession with all things retro).

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Still, it's always fun to indulge in a little harmless nostalgia, particularly when that trip down memory lane involves showing kids pictures of now-obsolete items that used to be part of everyday life (You used that for what?!). We asked moms to weigh in on the everyday items that have left their modern kids absolutely mystified.

Check out our gallery of "antiques" to see how many of these things your kids would never recognize, but don't let it make you feel too ancient!

Would your kids be able to identify #5?


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