Friday Flashback* (insert timetravel type sounds here) – Did you do this too?

This weeks Flashback isn’t a thing or a person. It isn’t a song or a film. It’s just something I used to do.

I completely forgot doing this as a kid, until I saw a couple of my children doing it too.

We were getting ready to watch some recordings of the family from ten years and five children ago when Eddie and Paddy did this…

Do you remember ever sitting in front of the television trying to get the static to make your hair stand on end?

Please don’t tell me you were all boring normal?!

Still, it used to make me laugh.

It still does!

What fun things have you seen your kids doing that you used to do?

27 thoughts on “Friday Flashback* (insert timetravel type sounds here) – Did you do this too?

  1. Okay–first, thanks for stopping by and visiting!

    Second– 8 children?! Wow…I can not imagine having the stamina (sanity) for more than the 2 I have! I could use some of your tips (magic spells, perhaps?) on handling a 3 year old.

    I know I'll be stopping by to read more tonight!!!

    And yes, I did anything I could to make my hair stand on end–including using waaay too much Aqua Net in the later half of the '80's.

  2. fun stuff. Remember when they had those balls at the museum that you would touch to do the same thing? Of course, they probably still do have them 😀

    Thanks again for stopping by my blog.

  3. Thanks for the visit!! I love me some comment love!

    I can't wait until my kids stand over the sprinkler, with it spraying them in the butt, and laugh and laugh at themselves.

    Haha! Hopefully that wasn't a bit too much. 🙂


  4. Hi, thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving a comment! I really appreciate it. I'm really excited to 'meet you'! I'm going to take some time later today to read more of your blog. I think it is extraordinary that you have such a large family and that you homeschool all your children. That is awesome! I look forward to getting to know you better.

    I'll check back in a little later, after I've had some breakfast.

    Until then, have a glorious Saturday!


    Teresa <><

  5. LOL!!!
    Oh yeah….in a house of six children; my sisters, 1 brother and I would take turns. We would also rub a balloon on our heads. And it was extreme fun to skate across carpeting so as to give each other a good shock. And yes….guilty!…..I taught everything I know to my girls. 😀

    Have a beautiful weekend
    Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!!

  6. Kids are too cute! If only we could remember to still do the simple things that used to make us laugh like them.

  7. Thanks for visiting my blog today. Also, I think you are my hero because you are super woman! 8 kids and the sanity to write a wonderful blog? all I can say to that is….KUDOS! I'll be coming back soon.

  8. I sure do remember that! I also remember the crackling sound it would make. Thanks for bringing back a memory that I had forgotten.
    Don't worry about not having a contest. You can stop by my blog and enter my contest! I read your comment at SITS and just had to visit you and say hi!

  9. HAHA! I remember doing that! It was the cheapest entertainment ever.
    What a beautiful family, I absolutely adore large families. My Grandmother had 7 children and though I was the only child from my natural parents, through my parents remarriage I inherited 6 siblings. Being American, I'm used to lots of kids around but living in the UK I'm condsidered to be a large family having 3 kids!! We aim for number 4 down the line.

    You are a breath of fresh air and through the chaos of kids you have the most blessings. I'll be back! ♥

  10. FUNNY! My kids do that too, only with balloons. they rub the balloons on each others heads and then laugh when their hair goes crazy. thanks for stopping by my blog too!

  11. 8 kids! OMG! I had enough of 3; now I have 7 grandkids!

    loved the pictures!

    stop by and say hi (if you ever have time!!)

  12. Thanks for the comment love, Tania!! I follow many, many large family blogs, so I'm going to add you to my and when you create your button, let me know! I'd love to include you in my sidebar!

    Nice looking blog, SITSta!

  13. Thanks for visiting my blog!

    I can remember doing that and I used to love it! I also used to do it with balloon. But my all time favorite was putting on the wooly socks and shuffling across the carpet and then zapping my brothers! Too much fun! Have a great day!

  14. Hi Tania,

    Thanks for stopping by my blog again today! I appreciate it so very much – you just don't know!! It truly means a lot to me that you take time out of your busy, busy life to come and visit me – AND leave a comment!

    I love your post. It is so funny. I certainly remember doing that as a child. It is funny the things we remember from our childhood, isn't it??

    Well, I hope you and your family are enjoying a wonderful Sunday. I look forward to seeing you again really soon!

    Many, many blessings,

    Teresa <><

  15. Oh yeah, we used to do that too. Oh the fun and torturous times we had when we discovered the joys of static electricity.

  16. I love how the most simple things entertain kids!! 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you'll come back to join the *party.* 🙂

  17. LOL! I used to do something similar with balloons– rub them on my head and then stuck them on the wall!

    I came by to welcome you to SITS! We're happy to have you with us!

  18. Stopping by from SITS to say hey.

    I laughed so hard when I saw this picture. I totally remember doing this!!

    And for the weight loss. I am doing the same myself. almost 20 down and in my perfect high school world would like to lose another 40 but will be happy with 20.

    So I imagine the She Hulk in me saying…Put that down. Go walk.

    You know. But you can do it!!!!

    Don't ever give up.

  19. Seems that the joys of static electricity were loved far and wide lol!

    Perhaps I should carry out a recorded experiment with my oldest two, a pair of socks and the carpet. Could be good YouTube viewing 😉

    Did I just say that?!

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