Things That Teenagers Today Won’t Understand

The closer you get to your mid-twenties the more you realise how things have changed over the years with the “younger” generation. And although I may still be young myself, teenagers today are so much more mature in appearance and personality.

When I think about things that teenagers have now, it makes me feel pretty old! So today is a bit of a fun post.

Do any of you remember these?

When Kids TV was amazing and we still watched it when we were 15.

Arthur, Dexter’s Laboratory, The Worst Witch, The Queen’s Nose, Bodger and Badger, Recess were just some of the gems TV produced for our entertainment. Did you have any favourites?


Changing my profile on a bi-weekly basis was my hobby. That and filling in surveys. PC for PC anyone?

When MSN screen names were super cool..

Mine mainly consisted of song lyrics to show how I felt. I also liked to change my profile photo every 20 minutes to each member of Busted and McFly…

Watching music videos… All day.

Kerrang was my favourite choice. Fountains of Wayne, Blink 182, The Offspring. Life was pretty good. Oh and let’s not forget Simple Plan and Sum 41.

Using Limewire to download music.

Awful quality but I needed my¬†Fountains of Wayne, Blink 182, The Offspring songs to come from somewhere…

…and burning it onto CD

Don’t pretend you didn’t.

Trying to be Avril Lavigne

Gimme all the sweatbands and ties. Tammy Girl anyone? Yep, I wore those baggy jeans with a plastic chain and fishnet neon vest tops.

Playing Snake…

Until my fingers bled.

…on a phone that didn’t die within 4 hours!

It was also the perfect opportunity to have pixelated logos and weird sounding ringtones.

And the smaller the phone, the cooler you were.

Large phones were mocked for being “bricks”.

Top of the Pops and Smash Hits magazines…

Bought every Friday with my pocket money for all the Busted pictures!

When all accessories came from Claire’s…

Where else was I going to get my sweat bands and ties?

Being called a “grunger” at school…

Chain? Check. Flared, frayed jeans? Check. Bag hanging down by my arse with patches and badges of bands I love? Check.

Oh, and when grunge meant you listened to Nirvana. I couldn’t find a picture…Was my school the only place where this occurred?

What do you remember from your teen years that “kids of today” wouldn’t understand?

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  • Reply Jess January 24, 2016 at 11:57 am

    I love this! I was (still am) obsessed with McFly… And I maintain my MySpace profile was incredible.
    Today’s teenagers make me feel so old! Ha.

    Jess xo

    • Reply Laura January 24, 2016 at 12:21 pm

      McFly will always be my number one! So glad to find a reader who loves them too! Xx

  • Reply Rosie January 27, 2016 at 11:34 am

    ALL OF THESE THINGS! I love this. I would add to this:
    – Having to call your friends on the landline and hoping your friend would answer instead of their parents
    – Not being constantly attached to your phone

    Grunge at my school meant you listened to Slipknot, which was a bit odd.

    • Reply Laura February 2, 2016 at 5:22 pm

      Grunge keeps changing! I couldn’t find any photos which represented my “grunger” days haha xxx

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