Listen, I get that middle school is the worst, most awkward part of growing up, but now that we’re past it, can’t we all look back and cringe together?
If you’re a young Millennial or older Gen Z person, these 14 images are going to put you squarely back in those days, for better or worse, so buckle up.
14. Ah, back in the day.
At least the internet can’t knock it down.
13. What is more awkward than a middle school dance?
Nothing. You cannot convince me otherwise.
12. You held your breath while it connected.
I can still hear the noises.
11. You had to have one.
You know, for all of your valuables.
10. This fandom was your jam.
Sure it was cheesy, but it was also romantic!
9. Oh, man I almost forgot about Picnik.
8. Y’all what on earth were those pants?
I had so many pairs!
7.What on earth were we eating?
We survived, I guess.
— Marissa Garrett (@marissajgarrett) November 19, 2014
6. You can definitely hear this picture.
CANDY MOUNTAIN, CHARLIE!
5. You were there for the start of it all.
What a dream.
4. We didn’t know what the sheep were sacrificing.
3. Are you trying to tell me these aren’t cool anymore?
2. I think this is a trend that will not come back.
And thank goodness for that.
1. Definitely a contender for the best day in gym.
Along with dodgeball and kickball, of course.
You could not pay me to go back to middle school, but certain memories are fun!
What brings those years back for you? Tell us in the comments!