The ’80s. The great decade of excess, spandex, Aqua Net hair spray, turquoise mascara, Jem, hair metal, Michael and Madonna, RUN DMC, and more!
If you grew up in the ’80s, you probably watched after-school specials, know who Woodsy the Owl is, owned gummy bracelets, wondered why Madonna was writhing on a gondola in Italy, and dreamed about being a mall singer like Tiffany and Debbie Gibson.
Of course now, you’re a mom. Your days of Wigwams and hot-pink lipstick are over. Mostly. Instead, you’re probably working or at home with a bunch of littles, hitting the gym, wearing yoga pants and not Wigwams, using lip balm if you’re lucky or neutral lip shades rather than hot-pink lips and turquoise mascara, and most likely, you’ve listened to Justin Bieber or Frozen rather than “Like a Virgin” — sadly.
Here are just a few signs you are a parent made and born in the ’80s!
Your Guilt Over Foods
You buy the organic brand of boxed mac ‘n’ cheese because you need something quick to make your kids but want it to be somewhat healthy. You buy “healthy” chips and snacks, presenting them to your kids even if they taste like cardboard. You then feel sort of terrible because let’s face it: you most likely downed at least three dozen bottles of Cheese Whiz, the most processed crap known to mankind, and ate Doritos. Let’s not forget the Ramen Pride you enjoyed on numerous occasions. You sort of feel like the flavor police and are so glad your kids don’t have a window to your childhood goodies.