Watching this video made me reminisce about all the things that were popular when I was a wee kid. When I was a kid, I played with
The Littlest Hobo
The Degrassi Street Kids
The Red-Hand Gang
*Mr Rogers' Neighbourhood
*The Friendly Giant
*The Electric Company
*US and Canada, for those confused Brits reading!
Return of the Jedi
ET: The Extra-Terrestrial
The Black Stallion
Books I read were
Richard Scarry's Busy, Busy World
Oh, What a Busy Day!
Orlando and His Little-While Friends
Janet and John
I went to the shop and bought a penny mix when sweets were only a hapenny. I strutted round the playground with my arms over my mates' shoulders shouting, "Who wants to play..." until we had enough people for a really good beat-em-up game of Superman or Robin Hood or whatever that particular day's favoured superhero was.
While in some ways it's scary, in other ways I quite enjoy getting at the age where childhood feels like a long time ago. Of course, there are 40-somethings reading this who are astounded at (and really quite jealous of) how young I am!