35 Things Our Kids Will Miss Out On

I came across another version of this list on Facebook last week and had to tweak it just a bit to add my own take on it because it's just too much fun to sit and consider all the extinct aspects of growing pains that are now long forgotten.

Feel free to add more in comment section below.

1. The thrill of Blockbuster on Friday night (and the heat ache of intended flicks being sold out) and forever big eyes for the ever changing row of "NEW RELEASES"

2. Call waiting. And, "waiting" In general . . .

3. The blood sweat and tears that go into mixed tapes for the loved ones you hope will cherish it.

4. TV Guide

5. A ninth planet

6. The high that comes with seeing your note makes it ALL the way across the classroom without being confiscated.

7. The cow themed box of a new gateway computer

8. The God awful sound of a busy signal bleating a phone line

9. Finding friends in the phone book

10. The art of the encyclopedia

11. The stress in trying to save yourself (and a wagon full of kids you acquired) along the Oregon Trail.

12. Prank calls with no strings (or tracking) attached

13 Taking your film to be developed and finding that 90 percent of your photos are blurry are just no good.

14. Waiting an hour to download one song (illegally) on your parents computer

15. Videos on MTV

16. Scrounging spare change for pay phones at the movie theater to assure your parents you lived through Pee Wee's Big Adventure.

17. Camping out for concerts that sell out regardless

18. The horror of an Unrewond VHS

19. Getting lost with printed directions from Map Quest

20. Getting the last number wrong on a landline phone

21. The fickle fact of TV antennas

22. Missing your favorite show

23. Talking to the hand

24. Pepsi Clear


26. The unmatched thrill of discovering hidden tracks on CDS

27. 911 Alerts on your beeper

28. Muppets

29. Glamour Shots

30.  Not knowing the lyrics to a song

31. Ronald McDonald and Michael Jackson

32. One shoulder overalls

33. Schunchies

34. Family Ties, Gem, Kids Incorporated, Punky, Charles in Charge, Different Strokes, Webster,  (ect, ect)

35. Not having your entire childhood documented online