2019 introduced us to The Mandalorian, a TV series in the Star Wars world exclusively on Disney+. To our absolute delight, along with the Mandalorian character came his adopted son. While Disney are insistent that although this kid is the same species as Yoda, he is not Yoda himself and is called The Child, the fanbase have collectively decided to ignore Disney and name him Baby Yoda.
From Baby Yoda, many memes have emerged. The character is so cute that fans have been unable to resist, with many of them heavily revolving around childhood memories. Looking at these, you’re sure to get nostalgic for certain moments from your past.
10 Too Sick For School
Has anyone gone through life and never once faked sick to get out of school? It seems impossible — most of us remember coughing, or trying to make ourselves appear hot and sweaty to get out of class. If there are angels out there who’ve never done it, they’re few and far between, because this is a meme most of us can relate to.
9 The Joys Of Childhood
Toy Story was a big part of the lives of anyone who grew up in the classic Disney movie era, with this being one of the biggest Pixar movies during that time. You’re probably familiar with the concept — toys who come to life when their owner isn’t looking, who lead their own lives.
As a kid, it was easy to watch this and wonder if our toys were doing the exact same thing. We were young enough to have a bold, bright, vivid imagination and not old enough to know any better, so most of us definitely attempted to spy on our toys, waiting on the day we could catch them in-motion and know Pixar was trying to tell us something all along.
8 No More Xbox
Whether you were an Xbox or Playstation person, or maybe even Nintendo or Sega, a lot of us had a game console growing up. But it was considered luxury time — something to play on once homework and chores were complete. Many of us didn’t stick to that, ignoring our responsibilities in favor of playing some Sonic or some Pokémon, and that often led to the controller or entire handheld console being taken away until the more pressing tasks were complete. Boo!
7 Teef Fairy
The tooth fairy was a legend told to most of us as children. The concept is simple — when you lose a tooth, place it under your pillow and it’ll be replaced with money in the morning. Yay!
Now that we’re older, we do have to wonder how parents were always so skilled at slipping away the tooth and leaving money in its place without waking their child. What’s the excuse they use if their kid stirs? Is this skill something you naturally learn as a parent, something that just kicks in?
6 Dad’s Christmas Surprise
When you open presents on Christmas, Dad is as surprised as you. Fact.
For those who grew up in a conventional family with a mother and father, you’re used to this. For some reason, Mom picks the presents and Dad sits back and lets her do it. He gets to be surprised by what you open, and it’s not always a good surprise if he wasn’t keeping track of the spending.
Still — is it a bad thing that Mom wants to spoil her kids? Maybe Dad should have involved himself more if he wanted a say in the Christmas budget.
5 Sorry Mom!
This one seems to be very specific, but apparently has happened to lots of people — being left in the car and accidentally locking a parent out, while they try to explain how to unlock the door again to let them in.
Or maybe some kids are just really mean and deliberately lock the door because they think it’ll be funny to have their parent standing out in the rain. Hopefully they weren’t going anywhere nice as they stand with their hair and outfit being drenched, their child comfortably in the dry warmth of their booster seat in the car…
4 Defend Your Child…
It’s not just the athletic coach this happens with. Moms love to believe the best in their children and sometimes when there are issues at school, they’d rather not listen to reason. Kid being told they aren’t trying hard enough in sports? They are, and the coach is expecting too much! Kid failing exams? Well, clearly the exams are too hard. Kid having problems with the teacher? They need another job. And so it goes on.
Some moms truly take this to the extreme, and many people reading are surely cringing as they think back on having to watch their mother do this exact thing. Don’t worry — you aren’t alone.
3 Some Post-Birthday Shopping
Remember when everyone in your class used to throw a birthday party and you had to show up and also get them a gift? Sometimes, it was hard to know what to buy, and this is when gift cards come in handy. So after throwing your own party, you got to go to Target or wherever the gift card was for and buy useless things that seem like a good idea at the time, but will collect dust.
Funnily enough, this is exactly the same as going to Target as an adult.
2 Notice Me!
This is especially true for only children. Playing in the soft-play area of a place or the playpen is only fun if your parents notice and are actually impressed by what you’re doing. What was the point of climbing all the way to the top if your parents don’t audibly gasp and applaud when they see you?
1 Still Hungry…
Not everything you’re given as a kid to eat, you’re going to like. Some parents were strict about not switching the food out, and said that their child had to eat what they were given, or not eat at all.
And those kids come back minutes later, complaining about hunger and hoping to be given dessert. After all, who wants to eat their greens when you know there are cookies in the cupboard?
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