Crystal Ro
Updated Aug 30, 2016 @ 3:03 pm
stranger things kids

While we wait on pins and needles (and piles of chocolate pudding) for Netflix’s ~official~ second season renewal of Stranger Things – though, like, come ooooon already, is it not obvious that it will happen?! – we’re finding plenty of ways to keep ourselves busy.

Credit: Netflix

Yes, you could just REWATCH the entire first season (::whispers:: maybe I have already…twice), but you could also make your own cool Stranger Things logo or buy some super awesome inspired fan merch.

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Credit: Netflix

It’s also fun to get a little ~nostalgic~ and thanks to the insanely awesome cast’s photos, we can get a small glimpse into the behind-the-scenes workings of Hawkins, Indiana and the Upside Down. And, UNSURPRISINGLY, it turns out the Stranger Things cast is super tight…

1. Like when the kids documented their very first lunch together!

2. When Dustin mistook Eleven’s shoulder for chocolate pudding.

3. When Jonathan and Nancy were actually the absolutely coolest kids around.

4. When Lucas and Eleven got over their differences in order to keep warm!

5. When the teens were actually super chill around each other (and a DOOOG!)

6. When Jonathan and Steve wanted you to know they have a super strong bromance going on.

7. When Will was happy to be away from his pals…but only because he was getting ~slimed~ up.

8. When Eleven and (director) Shawn levy actually had a lot of fun inside Hawkins’ laboratory.

9. When Joyce and Hopper were a little ~too happy~ to be going into the Upside Down.

10. When the kids were even MORE excited to spend time together off the set.

11. When the boys wanted you to know they’re into scrapbooking.

12. When Dustin found a new BFF in the most adorable pup.

13. When Hopper ALSO found a new BFF.

14. When the kids and teens wanted us to know they’re like a second family to each other.

15. When the kids made us want to hang with them, like, non stop.

16. When Eleven, Mike, Dustin, and Lucas made us cry like basically non-stop.

17. And finally, when Jonathan reminded us where it all began.