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18 Things You Did As A Child That Would Horrify You If Your Kids Did Them

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Another thing that was just normal: staying out all day and only coming home when it got dark.

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It went a little something like this: “Ma, I’m going to Jenny’s!” “OK, be back for dinner at 7!” So you left the house at 8 a.m. and just … stayed gone. For hours. ALL DAY. Maybe your mom and Jenny’s mom were cool and called each other on that weird wall phone. Most likely, your mom only had a vague recollection of who Jenny’s mom even was. But it was fine! It was the 80’s. You said you would be at Jenny’s, so you were fine. We didn’t have pagers or cell phones or tracking devices in backpacks. If you weren’t home for dinner at 7, surely your mom would start looking for you … 12 hours after you left the house. CAN YOU EVEN IMAGINE?! The things you did as a kid were terrifying, LOL.

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