All posts tagged: kids

I wanted a Power Wheels so bad!

Let’s be honest, any kid who had a Power Wheels Jeep or even the Power Wheels Barbie Car was king shit! Power Wheels was a brand of battery-powered cars for kids. They were realistic, some had real working FM radios, opening/closing doors & hoods and ran forward and backward. What 5 year old had their own car? Well, the ones whose parents really loved them…or had money to afford a Power Wheels. I like in the advertisements they have to say “parents assemble them easily”, which means they were a pain in the ass to put together.

The Big Comfy Couch

Normally when I’m talking about the big comfy couch, I’m referring to the worn-down, mismatched and lumpy couch in my living room that my girlfriend has been nagging to get rid of for years. But in this case I’m talking about the 90s Canadian children’s series The Big Comfy Couch. Nobody does kids programming like the Canadians, I would know…I am Canadian and spent my youth watching Loonette the Clown and her dolly Molly solve everyday problems while sitting on their green sofa. The show was such a success in Canada that it was picked up in the USA in 1995 and became a staple of afternoon TV. After a 10 year run the show saw a reboot in 2006 with a different Loonette and the same dolly Molly. I was kind of ashamed at the time, but I use to have a crush on Loonette. She had those cute little freckles and pigtails that say “I’m innocent during the day, but a wild child at night”. Here she is today… You can sit on …

My 90s Diet…Reasons why I’m overweight

Much like the 1970’s, the 90’s was an era of a microwaved food revolution. New and exciting tasty microwaved products were being released targeted towards kids and their parents who are too lazy to make them real food. One of these products which were one of my favorites was the soggy, synthetic and often frost bitten Bagel Bites (also known as pizza bagels). It had such a great marketing campaign. Eating pizza for breakfast is a definite no-no. But, bagels are a breakfast food. And the product is called Bagel Bites. So, that means it’s okay! Sign me up. Fast forward a few months and I’m having breathing issues and can’t fit into my shorts during gym class.