An Introduction to the 80s

We can relive our childhoods. We’re so excited, and we just can’t hide it!

The dotes are *totally* into the same things we were into when we were young(er).

As we’ve seen they love Scooby Doo.  They also have a good time with Tom and Jerry, My Little Pony, Lego, Barbie and TMNT. Lil D’s playlist includes We didn’t start the fire by Billy Joel and to our eternal chagrin they all have a soft spot for Wham’s Wake me up before you go go.

It occurs to us that we have an opportunity to introduce more of the things we loved as kids. We hoped too much for NKOTB but our eagerness was detected and New Kids were dismissed with prejudice. Lesson learned, all future efforts will be casual, light, chill.

Saying that I really want to reread The Little Vampire with them.  It stands out as my gateway book to reading for pleasure.  My copy was also covered with I love Joey if I remember correctly (see above). How could they not love having a vampire friend? It has to happen.

I’m thinking I’m going to be Jem of Jem and the Holograms fame for Halloween. I only ever got to have Pizzazz in my childhood so a great wrong will finally be righted. And if Lil GN and Lil C wanted to be Elliot and Gertie from ET, I’d be ok with that.  I mean, ADORABLE (^-^)

Ringpops went down a treat over summer.  Lil D bought some randomly with her summer fund and shared them with her cousins.  They in turn had their mommy get some more.  Flying saucers next perhaps?

We’ve asked Lil C’s mommy to explain “A baby’s gotta do what a baby’s gotta do” (Our first day of school encouragement via Chuckie from The Rugrats) and we’re biding our time for a screening of Count Duckula after a successful viewing of DuckTales The Movie.

A scrunchie could easily be incorporated into Lil D’s stylebook but could we actually achieve the ultimate in this auntie’s 80s dreams? Can we introduce legwarmers? Watch this space (^-^)

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