12 Things Guaranteed To Ruin Your Life When You Were a Kid

Life is so much simpler when you’re a kid; you don’t have to worry about bills, your body isn’t failing on you in every possible way, and your food is always made for you by your parents. It’s pretty great.

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Thing is though, because we had it so easy, the smallest things would just absolutely ruin our day and turn us into crying messes. Here’s just a few things that, in retrospect, probably weren’t worth getting upset over.

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Waiting for your sibling to die so you could have the freaking controller

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When you walked into the school gym and saw the ropes hanging from the ceiling

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When your Happy Meal was missing a toy

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When these bastards failed at their job and just tore up the paper, or left it a blurry mess

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Discovering that the anti-skip feature was a total lie

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These next few used to absolutely crush us…

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Going to rent the new movie or game you were stoked about, only to find out all the copies were already gone

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Getting stuck with a coconut Freezie

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When it took literal minutes to connect to the internet

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When your parents manage to always trip on your controller cables (just look where you’re walking, mom!)

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Forgetting your money on Book Fair day

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When the batteries died just as you were about to beat your high score

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And finally, these mofos only having two possible temperatures; frozen, and molten lava

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What was the smallest thing that upset you as a kid? Let us know in the Facebook comments!

Emma C
Freelance Writer