1. The relaxing feeling you got whenever you put one of these bad boys on your face:

And it was so worth having your face smell like a bag of nickels after doing it.

2. The familiar voice of the “Coming Soon” guy on Disney videos.

And of course he did a really good job at pumping you up for those upcoming video releases.

3. Getting the PERFECT comic imprint on your Silly Putty.

Then having the difficult choice of when to reuse it.

4. Whenever you went down the slide at Discovery Zone and didn’t get your hair stuck.

Bonus: if it didn’t smell like feet.

5. Spending like 10 minutes just blowing up an empty Capri Sun pouch.

Trying to see if you could pop it was half the fun.

6. Opening up a brand-new canister of Play-Doh and just admiring how perfectly packed in it was.

And of course the smell was heavenly.

7. Reorganizing all of the supplies in your art case.

It would only inspire you even more.

8. Using a brand new one of these:

Before the felt tips got lint and/or started tearing.

9. Selecting the perfect folder at the beginning of the school year.

Those first few days before it eventually tore and creased were magical.

10. The sound your CD drive made whenever you opened and closed it.

Plus the little bit of heat it gave off — it let you know it was working and ready to burn your CD!

11. Getting the cheese-to-cracker ratio correct on your Handi-Snacks.

Basically it saved you from possibly slicing your tongue on the red spatula as you tried to eat the remaining cheese.

12. Opening a tin of these and finding actual cookies and NOT sewing supplies.

So. Much. Buttery. Goodness.

13. Carefully going through your Scholastic Arrow book form and circling all the books you wanted.

OK, so you knew you weren’t getting them all, but it made you feel like you were for that brief moment.

14. The bounce and sound of a perfectly filled rubber ball.

It was ready to take down your dodgeball opponents.

15. Putting a VHS tape into to the VCR and realizing that it had actually been rewound all the way back to the beginning.


16. Peeling off dried paste from your hand.

It was like a facial for the palm of your hand.

17. Finally getting to the gum ball whenever you ate one of these:

It was really the only reason you bought it.

18. The look and smell of a brand-new Crayola crayon box.

Brings a tear to the eye, tbh.

19. Being able to get your milk carton open correctly on the first try and NOT having this happen:

These milk cartons have destroyed millions of kids’ days.

20. Coming home after school and seeing a piece of mail that was clearly addressed to you.

Oh the days before the only thing that came in the mail for you was bills.

21. And finally, whenever your parents would unexpectedly take you to Toys ‘R’ Us.

You couldn’t get out of the car fast enough.

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