“Mullets are awesome but they don’t work with my hairline,” you are probably lamenting as you glance at the gauzy glamour shot / family portrait above from the 1980s. You may also be sad that you cannot grow a mustache.
And you may ALSO be interested to know that this portrait is actually not from the 1980s.
You read that right. The above is NOT a relic from the age of Molly Ringwald and Cabbage Patch. Rather, it’s a current photo of the McMillan family who decided that life was much simpler and sweeter in 1986. So they opted to keep it that way, at least for a year.
They put their computers, tablets, cell phones, flat screen TVs into storage. Blair McMillan said, “Instead we bought an old wooden TV, a radio, a rotary phone and a Nintendo!”
The family has only seen a positive outcome thus far. The kids are finding creative ways to entertain themselves and play outside more frequently than they did when they lived in a modern household.
We think this whole idea is fascinating… though impossible to implement since uhh, we’re a website. But what do you guys think? Could you unglue yourself from your screen and live this way? It may seem impractical, but they certainly have a point about face-to-face communication…
You know the drill: hit us with your best thoughts.