You probably still do some of these.
In the days before kids could play games on their parents’ phones or ask Alexa to play “Baby Shark” on repeat…
…some of our ideas of what fun was were a little more…out-of-the-box than others….
…yet so many of those weird things we did as kids were universal experiences, like:
Playing with the rubber door stopper.
Drawing pictures in that kind of carpet/upholstery.
Convincing yourself you were creating a masterpiece on the Etch-A-Sketch right before you dropped it.
Learning a horror version of the Barney theme song on the playground.
Purposefully dropping your friend during a trust fall.
Picking crab grass and dandelions to make a “salad.”
Spinning in a rolling chair any chance you got.
Pinching your fingers/mouth/nose with a claw clip.
Seeing how far you could jump off the swings.
Going through a horse phase.
Asking your friend to burn you a copy of their new movie or CD.
Trying to roll your eyes back far enough to see inside your brain.
Drawing the D in the Disney logo to figure out how it wasn’t a G.
Getting unnecessarily angry about the results of your MASH life.
Staring out the car window and pretending you’re in a music video.
Using one of these hairbrushes as a microphone.
Stealing the kitchen chairs or the couch cushions to build a fort.
Mixing “potions” with every random product in the bathroom.
Nibbling on Play-Doh.
Jumping to slap the top of a doorframe at school.
Giving yourself a tattoo with a pen.
Desperately wanting to pick the Styrofoam cranberries off decorations like this.
Sniffing those scented markers.
Dipping a paper clip/a pen cap/your finger into a candle warmer.
Making jewelry out of paper clips.
Holding your hand over the TV to feel the static.
Taking the dead batteries out of the remote and rubbing them on your clothes to “recharge” them.
Trying to figure out how those magic baby doll bottles with the disappearing juice worked.
Keeping the tags on your Beanie Babies so they could make you rich one day.
Fitting as much of that measuring tape gum into your mouth as possible.
And finally, mushing up all your lunch leftovers and daring your friends to try a bite.
Take a trip down memory lane that’ll make you feel nostalgia AF