There are so many things I remember growing up with, loving and being obsessed over. I saw this list of things only an 80s baby would get and immediately realized that I’m getting up there! Let’s be clear, I ain’t claiming old lady status yet, I’m just saying I ain’t a baby! Here are my favorites from the list:


I was a complete nut over some Cabbage Patch Kids back in the day. I had three of them. I still remember their names. Irene, Nadia, Alfonso. I treated those dolls like they were my kids!

easy bake I never got an easy bake oven. I’m only slightly bitter… still.

lip balmThese lip balms were addictive. Looking back, I wonder what the heck was in those things?

jellyAs much as these things made my feet sweat. I rocked them – HARD!

lisa bonetI kinda wanted Lisa Bonet to be my big sister. She seemed cool and was seriously stylish.

penpalAm I the only one who waited for the mail to come hoping to have a letter from my pen pal? My pen pal was in Africa. I don’t remember what country. I do remember that her name was Nadia. I always wonder how she is now. I was in elementary school when we sent letters back and forth. It was great to hear about her life. I SO wish I had kept in touch with her somehow.

What things do you remember from the 80s that you’d add to this list? How many of you were born in the 80s?

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11 comments on “80s Baby – Man, I’m Getting Up There!”

  1. The cabbage patch kids and captain planet….I also had a black and white tv for a while….when we first got color I remember staring at it for a while. Yes I was born in the 80’s but my mom was too cheap to buy a color tv she waited until all of the black and whites one went out of commission
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  2. Wow… You have taken me back to the good ol days! The only thing I don’t remember is the lip balm. I had a favorite pair of jellies that once melted to the floorboard of an old truck. Lol I was upset for weeks!

  3. Yes I remember those cabbage patch dolls. I had one too! I have a story to tell but I will save it for another day. I remembe those jellies too!! My daughter likes them now. And that’s cool about your pen pal. You should try to find her.

  4. Oh, the 80s. I was obsessed with the one Cabbage Patch Kid I had. And I mean obsessed. I think I had a pair or two of jelly beans that came after a lot of pleadings to my parents. lol.

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