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If you’re a Millennial or Gen Z who grew up with a television, it’s pretty likely the Toy Story franchise defined your childhood. We’ve seen those movies too many times to count and can quote every line of dialogue along with Woody, Buzz and the gang—heck, a good chunk of us even have “To infinity and beyond” tattoos. Now, we’re looking at the final chapter in that journey (even though we kind of thought Toy Story 3 was the final chapter) and we’re getting a little nostalgic.

So in honour of Toy Story 4  (in theatres June 20) (and two generations of kids who grew up thinking there was something beyond infinity), here are our childhoods as told by Toy Story gifs.

When you’re trying on clothes and you just KNOW this outfit is going to put Jenna in her place

Hold onto your plastic lip gloss flip phones girls, these embroidered flare jeans are on point and we know it.

Toy Story 2 - Woody's Round Up
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When Dad said “Five more minutes of TV” six minutes ago and she still hasn’t told you to turn it off

If we don’t say anything, maybe she’ll forget she told us to clean our room.

Toy Story - sneaky Woody
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When your mom is yelling and you have a sassy response but you know that’s not going to go over well

Mama raised a sassy one, but she also raised a smart one.

Toy Story - Mr. Potato Head
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When your parents heap praise on your sibling for something you’ve literally done a thousand times

Oh wow. Alex read a whole sentence. We’ve been doing that for years.

Toy Story 3 - Ken clapping
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When you learn your parents were Santa (and the Tooth Fairy and the Easter Bunny) all along

My life is a lie!

Toy Story 3 - Woody shock
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When your mom won’t let you have a snack because “we’re about to have dinner”

But I’m hungry noooow.

Toy Story - after all we've been through
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Expectation: when your parents let you stay up past bed time

We’re going to stay up until 3 a.m., eat a ton of junk food, watch six movies and talk alllll night.

Toy Story - Woody and Shark
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Reality: when your parents let you stay up past bed time

*Struggles to keep eyes open past 11.*

Toy Story 3 - Woody and Buster
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When your best friend is out sick and you have to scan the class for a temporary replacement bestie

We got along with Jenny in Grade two, but she’s been kind of mean lately and she’s always gossiping with Karen. Megan would be a good option if she didn’t sit so close to Kyle. Marlie can be a good time, but she always wants you to share your lunch with her. Maybe we should just fake sick and go home.

Toy Story - No sign of intelligent life
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And when they come back and you don’t have to worry about your fake sick day friends anymore

Farewell, fake friends! It was sort of fun spending six hours with you.

Toy Story 2 - Woody Jessie hug
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When you’re 100 percent committed to playing pretend regardless of what outside forces may interfere

If we’re playing pretend, you better be prepared to hold your breath like your life depends on it. Pretend space is no joke.

Toy Story 2 - Buzz and New Buzz
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When Arthur comes on and it’s not a rerun

So many episodes of that show and yet they only ever play the same four. Why, PBS?

Toy Story 2 - Woody Jessie Bullseye watching TV
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When you’re pretty sure your ability to do a half-decent braid means you can totally cut your sibling’s hair

Time to play hairdresser!

Toy Story - Buzz troll hair
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When your toy is a toy but it’s not acting like a toy

If you claim you’ve never said this to a toy, you’re lying.

Toy Story - You Are A Toy
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Any time you’re moving even remotely faster than you would be otherwise

Honestly, that’s not childhood specific.

Toy Story- to infinity and beyond
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When your sibling is being ~stupid~ but your mom told you not to use that word and you can tell she’s listening

Mom! Kenny is being a less-than-intelligent bum-head.

Toy Story 3 - pea brain
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When you get bangs for the first time because it’s totally what you want and there’s no way you’ll regret it for the next three years while you try to grow them out

Yes, mom, we’ll take care of them.

Toy Story 3 - Ken's hair
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When it’s time for your flu shot and you’re pretty sure you shouldn’t get one

Maybe we should go do something else. Like, literally anything else.

Toy Story - medical school
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When that first day of school outfit is on point

Oh you thought we were just coming in with a new outfit? Nah! This year, we’re rocking new shoes, a new backpack AND a new pencil case.

Toy Story 3 - Ken strikes a pose
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When you seriously can’t study any more because your poor child brain needs a break

We get it—the mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell! Can we go outside now?

Toy Story - Woody gets burned
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When you come back to visit your elementary school after a year of high school

Oh, hello little people. Didn’t see you there. Yes, high school is wonderful and awesome and I’m the coolest one there.

Toy Story - Buzz and the LGMs
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When you’re trying to catch your crush’s attention but look super-cool and casual about it

Are they looking? Act like I said something funny. Laugh. Laugh! OMG don’t look!

Toy Story 3 - Buzz's dance
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And the moment we all lost our innocence.

Still. Recovering. From. This. Scene.

Toy Story 3 - so long partner
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