It’s no secret that I love the 90’s. If you grew up in the 90’s then you know what I mean. Everything from the slang terms to the toys to the TV shows to the food was just better. I’m officially dedicating this post to everyone who grew up in the 90’s, because we’re the best generation to have ever existed (kidding…kinda #conceited). If you grew up in the 90’s, then you’ll totally understand these 44 things.
1 | You’re still waiting for Mary-Kate and Ashley to call you.
2 | If your school supplies weren’t Lisa Frank, then you were doing life wrong.
3 | You’ve bought a CD just to listen to one song. And then you listened to the whole CD on repeat and fell in love with the rest of the songs.
4 | You owe all of your common sense to Amanda Bynes and her Ask Ashley letters from All That.
5 | When your parents wouldn’t let you go to summer camp, you just watched Bug Juice (it doesn’t come in a jar. Bug juice comes from who you are!), because it was pretty much like you were there. It was also the first reality TV show that you fell in love with.
6 | You ate all of the cereal as fast as you could (or just stuck your hand in the box) so you could get the prize in the cereal box.
7 | You knew all of the words to the Out of the Box theme song and did all of the hand movements to the goodbye song at the end.
8 | Hit clips was the most innovative way to listen to music EVER.
9 | You’re still waiting on your Barbie Jeep.
10 | You wanted to go on Figure It Out, but you didn’t have any legit talents like:
11 | You wanted a My Size Barbie just so you could try on her clothes and pretend to be her (or her BFF).
12 | Your dreams of starting a bakery began with your first Easy Bake Oven dessert.
13 | All of your deepest, darkest secrets, like your biggest crush(es) and how you really felt about your BFFs, were kept in your Girltech Password Journal.
14 | What you really wanted in life was to be able to dance to some “kick butt” life size music videos in your bedroom a la Smart House.
15 | You remember when McDonald’s actually had legit toys.
16 | …and Cracker Jack also had real prizes.
17 | You knew which Spice Girl you were (and all of your friends wanted to be Baby).
18 | Getting on the computer meant you were learning something on a JumpStart game, playing Where in the World is Carmen San Diego, or creating your new wallpaper on Paint.
19 | You knew all the words to the following theme songs: Fresh Prince, Full House, Saved by the Bell, and Brady Bunch.
20 | You wondered wondered what was in a Wonder Ball, and when you finally got one, you thought they were going to be bigger.
21 | You wanted a life size polliwog for a friend, preferably one named Binyah Binyah.
22 | When you were playing with your Lite-Brite, all of the lights in the room had to be off.
23 | Your love for elephants began with your love of catching butterflies in Elefun.
24 | You were ready to grow up because you knew your future was going to be just like Zenon’s world, and you couldn’t wait to live in space.
25 | You loved when the Scholastic paper came out at school, because you loved choosing new books to love.
26 | You enjoyed rubbing Elmer’s glue all over your hands, letting it dry, and then peeling it off, challenging yourself to pull all of it off without breaking the glue.
27 | You rented the same VHS every week from Blockbuster because your parents refused to by it for you.
28 | You wanted your best friend to invest in a ladder so they could climb through your window rather than using the front door.
29 | You claimed you only collected Pokemon cards because they would be worth something one day, but you actually enjoyed watching the movies (and you’ll always think Pikachu is adorable).
30 | Beanie Babies were an appropriate gift for all occasions.
31 | You’ve tried wishing on a shooting star with your sister so you could switch places.
32 | You felt rebellious every time you sang and danced along to the “Thong Song.”
33 | You struggled while doing the Hokey Pokey at your friend’s birthday party at the skating rink.
34 | Furbies were awesome in commercials, but scary as crap in real life (and you still don’t understand why they made a comeback).
35 | Your favorite toys/games were Tamagotchis, Sky Dancers, Polly Pockets, Barbies, Magic 8 Balls, Mall Madness, Perfection, and Trolls.
36 | You debated naming your first-born girl Topanga.
37 | Question: Are you afraid of the dark? Answer: Yes.
38 | GoGurt was a lunchbox necessity.
39 | You made your notes colorful with gel pens (and then got mad when you accidentally smeared it).
40 | You wanted your pictures to come to life like they did in Pappyland.
41 | You loved wearing butterfly hair clips.
42 | Nickelodeon Magazine…please.
43 | Sketchers.
44 | You knew all the names from Mambo No. 5.
Were you a 90’s kid?