Stop Fidgeting.

The fidget spinner.  It isn’t the MOST annoying thing tweens are doing these days, but it is pretty damn close.  We’ve seen kids with busted lips, chipped teeth and more from being idiots with the little almost-perpetual motion devices.  About a dozen teachers we know also wish the little twirlie gigs were never invented.  But, we all know it is just a fad and will pass soon.

But, that brings to mind all the annoying fads that we were part of when we were kids.  Today’s fidget spinner is like yesterday’s Slap Bracelet.  We took a poll in our office to see what fads decade-by-decade we remember.  Do you have any to add to our list?

2010’s (so far)

  • Angry Birds
  • Cupcake Stores
  • Dog (or kid) Shaming
  • Gangham Style
  • Planking
  • Silly Bandz
  • Emojis

2000’s

  • Atkins Diet
  • Live Strong Wristbands
  • File Sharing
  • Napster
  • My Space
  • mp3 Players
  • Bratz
  • High School Musical
  • Flash Mobs
  • Razor Scooters

1990’s

  • Nokia’s Snake Game
  • Tetris
  • Beanie Babies
  • Teddy Ruxpin
  • Slap Bracelets
  • macarena
  • Tickle Me Elmo
  • The “Rachel” Haircut
  • Boy Bands
  • Furby
  • Grunge Music

1980’s

  • BMX Bikes
  • Garbage Pail Kids
  • Jellie Shoes
  • Friendship Bracelets
  • Hackey Sack
  • Mullets
  • Valley Girls
  • Mood Rings
  • Pac Man
  • Mood Rings
  • Calculator Watches
  • Perms

1970’s

  • Lava Lamps
  • Bell Bottoms
  • Waterbeds
  • Daisy Dukes
  • Disco
  • Mexican Jumping Beans
  • Pet Rocks
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