Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Little Girls in the 70's

I got this as an e-mail and laughed the whole way additions are in red!

If you were a little girl in the 70's...

You had that Fisher Price Doctor's Kit with a stethoscope that actually worked. - got in trouble for playing doctor with a boy!

You owned a bicycle with a banana seat and a plastic basket with flowers on it.- got in trouble for renting it to the neighborhood kids for a nickle around the block.

You learned to skate with actual skates (not roller blades) that had metal wheels. -got in trouble for carrying a glass coke bottle while skating, then falling and breaking my wrist and the bottle!

You thought Gopher from Love Boat was cute (admit it!)- got in trouble for slobbering on the TV when I would kiss Donny as he sang on the Donny and Marie show!

You had nightmares after watching Fantasy Island .

You had either a 'bowl cut' or 'pixie', not to mention the 'Dorothy Hamill'. People sometimes thought you were a boy.

You had rubber boots for rainy days and Moon boots for snowy days.

YEAH! You owned a 'Slip-n-Slide', on which you injured yourself on a sprinkler head more than once.

You owned 'Klick-Klacks' and smacked yourself in the face more than once!

Your Holly Hobbie sleeping bag was your most prized possession.

You wore a poncho, gauchos, and knickers.

You begged Santa for the electronic game, Simon. -but got speak & spell, educational toys suck!

You had the Donnie and Marie dolls with those pink and purple satiny shredded outfits, or the sunshine family. -got in trouble for shaving the Sunshine Families heads.

You spent hours in your backyard on your metal swing set with the trapeze.The swing set tipped over at least once.- never could do a "penny drop!"

You had homemade ribbon barrettes in every imaginable color.- You had a pair of Doctor Scholl's sandals (the ones with hard sole & the buckle) - my husband gave me a red pair a few years back for Christmas, best gift ever!

You wanted to be Laura Ingalls Wilder really bad; you wore that Little House on the Prairie-inspired plaid, ruffle shirt with the high neck in at least one school picture; and you despised Nellie Oleson! - got caught calling her a bitch once- got in trouble!

You wanted your first kiss to be at a roller rink! -nah, held hands for the first time at the movies watching ET.

PONG! ('video tennis' ) was the most remarkable futuristic game you've ever heard of !

Your hairstyle was described as having 'wings' or 'feathers' and you kept it 'pretty' with the comb you kept in your back pocket.

You know who Strawberry Shortcake is, as well as her friends, Blueberry Muffin and Huckleberry Pie.

You carried a Muppets lunch box to school and it was metal, not plastic. With the thermos inside some were glass inside and broke the first time you dropped them. - I was so lame, I had a "Waltons" lunch box...who does that to their kid? Mother Former Fat Chick, that's who!

You and your girlfriends would fight over which of the Dukes of Hazzard was your boyfriend. YOU had Star Wars action figures, too! -Never wanted to be Leah, tried to be Han Solo, ended up being Chewbacca, that was the price for playing with the boys!

It was a big event in your household each year when the 'Wizard of Oz' would come on TV. Your mom would break out the popcorn and sleeping bags!

You often asked your Magic-8 ball the question: 'Who will I marry. Shaun Cassidy or Leif Garrett?'

You completely wore out your Grease, Saturday Night Fever, and Fame soundtrack record album. -How about that Disco Duck?

You tried to do lots of arts and crafts, like yarn and Popsicle-stick God's eyes, decoupage, or those weird potholders made on a plastic loom. - made crosses out of Popsicle sticks after watching "Salem's Lot" on TV.

You made Shrinky-Dinks and put iron-on kittens on your t-shirts!

You used to tape record songs off the radio by holding your portable tape player up to the speaker- got in trouble because my Mom heard me yelling profanities at the DJ for ruining my recording by talking!

You learned everything you needed to know about girl issues from Judy Blume books. (Are you there God, It's me, Margaret.) - and all the sex stuff from "Forever" *groan*

You thought Olivia Newton John's song 'Physical' was about aerobics. ( its not??)

You wore friendship pins on your tennis shoes, or shoelaces with heart or rainbow designs.

You wanted to be a Solid Gold dancer. -the slutty one with the hair down to her butt!

You drowned yourself in Love's Baby Soft - which was the first 'real' perfume you ever owned. You glopped your lips in Strawberry Roll-on lip-gloss till it almost dripped off. -I NEVER did this, it grossed me out and made me think of those Pig creatures in Star Wars, these guys:

All in all, it seems I got in a lot of trouble in the 70's...well, not half as much as in the 80's!


  1. Thank you for the trip down memory lane. That was awesome. (I have tears in my eyes).

  2. Lol...I was a 60's infant...but some of those things were still around! In the 70's I had "blossomed" and was busy slobering over real boys and making out!!

  3. OMG I could have written this. HILARIOUS!

    Yeah, deffo a child of the late 70's and 80, and like you, I wreaked so much havoc in the 80's! Oh Lordy!

    Oh and sure, if you can be here by 7, we'll set a place for you at the Barking Mad table! *lol* I always makes lots of food!


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