Look, 2016 sucks, we don't have to tell you this. Death, war, destruction and David Cameron - where do we even begin?
How about we just don't, and climb into a cocoon of warm, squidgy nostalgia instead - full of Coco Pops, pen erasers, CGP revision books and Ribena. You want that, don't you. And so does the rest of the internet*.
*People who have twitter
Check out all the best #GrowingUpBritish entries from people who grew up, erm, British - and remember a time when politics wasn't dominated by poison chalices and penis-measuring competitions between posh school boys**.
**Oh wait, still was. My bad. As you were