As much as we were loved, and love our parents, we (the 80’s and 90’s Egyptian kids) were their victims!! Read below and you’ll definitely relate !
1-Those shoes that made squeeky sounds and flashed luminous lights!! And let alone their fashion sense (but let us not be cruel it was “The TREND” back then !!
2-They made us sing and act in public!! “2oom ya 7abeeby sama3 uncle we tant el oghneya el helwa el betghaneeha”.. Even if the kid is okay with it.. why torture other people with our performance?!?
3-Pampers and potty pics. were seriously humiliating!! What is so intriguing about pooping anyway?!! Come on, we prefer to do that in private!!
4-They used to soak us in sunblock!! (some of us were lucky enough to have parents who never missed a spot, others ended up with multi-coloured skin)
5-Duck Floater-a.k.a- “3awamet el batta”
6-When they wanted to get even with someone, they made YOU do it. “Tef 3ala 3amo ya 7abeeby”
7-Bangs for EVERYONE !!Bangs for Boys -a.k.a- “7al2et el Kaboria” and for girls too (it was seriously blinding!!)
8-The very very tight ponytails, why was it so tight? La2 bgd, we used to have headaches all day; we couldn’t frown, smile, or anything cause it was SO DAMN TIGHT !! Was it the tighter the better ??Walahi mesh hayfok!
9-Sometimes they tested their hair styling skills on us !!
10-The weird threats!! Maghasalteesh senanek?? “el shamama hateegy teshemek” … “we law makhalasteesh aklek omena el ghoula hategry waraki“……Seriously???
11-Calling things weird names like “koko” for chicken, “wawa” for wound, and “namy nenna hoo” for sleep!
They still torture us until today when they decide to show our partners or friends those embarrassing pictures !! Like it wasn’t enough!!