5 REASONS WHY THE 90'S WERE THE BEST TIMES TO BE A KID.

First, I want to give a shout out to one of my BFF's, Gavi, and her pure wittiness that I love when reading her published articles on Thought Catalog. But really, check them out here. I may not be as creative as her, but this post was definitely inspired by her, so thank you my dear friend.
Secondly, Eric and I have been reminiscing about our childhoods a lot lately, and pretty much came to the conclusion that we grew up in the best decade ever! Although, I do feel sorry for the hubby having to grow up without cable. He missed out on some timeless shows, and it saddens me when he sometimes doesn't get my references, but he's so cute so I'll let it pass. Of course 5 reasons isn't really enough space to fit everything in, so I just covered the big ones. Feel free to add some more of your own down below in the comment section. I can't wait to reminisce with all of you!

01. THE MUSIC
How could we forget that the 90's introduced us to such legends as *NSYNC, Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera (pre "Xtina"), Spice Girls, and Nirvana. It brought us those one hit wonders that whether or not you admit it was most likely your first downloaded ringtone when you got your flip phone. You know the one I'm talking about, Aqua's "Barbie Girl" (it's stuck in your head now isn't it?).
*Other honorable mentions to those who came and went during the 90's - Sisqo's "Thong Song". 5ive's "When the Lights Go Out". B*Witched's "C'est la Vie". Hanson's "MMMBop".

02. THE SHOWS
Is it just me or do kids TV shows suck now-a-days? Not that I watch them or anything... But seriously, you can't get those moments where every episode is a life lesson learned through Cory, Topanga, Eric, and Shawn. You can't have your guy friend climb through your window with a ladder like Clarissa (or have a pet alligator). You can't go to camp and have all your romantic dramas unfold in front of America like Bug Juice. Or bring nightmares to children around the world by kids telling stories by campfire and magic sand dust.

03. THE GAMES
Polly Pocket. Giga Pet / Tomagatchi. Sky Dancers. Moon shoes. Bop It. Sock'em Boppers. Pogs (that they always gave away at Dairy Queen). Super Soakers. Beanie Babies. Skip-it. Fisher-Price Power Wheels (the toy that only the rich kids could afford, while the rest of us had to ride passenger).

04. THE MOVIES
If you've never seen Clueless or Home Alone, then you didn't grow up in the 90's. These classics brought us baggy pants (pre-Biebs), "as if's", and Kevin's "Buzz, your girlfriend. Woof!" 90s movies taught us true love and friendship through Titanic, The Lion King, Toy Story, and Dumb&Dumber. They taught us to believe in anything!

05. THE COMMERCIALS
Let the nostalgia begin.

73 comments:

  1. This was like a blast from the past! The 90's, they were great. x

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  2. I was born in the mid nineties,
    so I can't really remember this time because
    I was too young.
    But I know that I always sung "Barbie girl" when
    I was a little child and that I was jealous of my cousin's
    Tamagotchi, haha ;)

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  3. Ah, I so agree! If not for the music alone the nineties were most definitely the best time to be a kid! I still make a fool of myself dancing when any NSYNC song comes on!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Jenna l Clothed in Confetti

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  4. Love this post! I am such a 90s girl!

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  5. I agree in absolutely everything!!!!
    And I would kill to find me old Tomagatchi...
    Btw my hubby found his old gameboy, so we played tetris for two hours... Oh how I traveled back in time...
    Music was the best - Spice girls, N'Sync and Backstreetboys - my absolutely favourite gruops EVER!!!!!
    xx
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  6. hahaa! this was soo good! and soo true!

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  7. No, seriously, the 90' were THE SHIT! I love remembering my childhood and all the awesomeness that was going on back then. Good timez!

    xx
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  8. I love this post, you're completely right!!

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  9. I loved Free Willy! and I watch Home Alone every year on Christmas :)

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  10. Holy nostalgia. This was awesome.

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  11. oh man, this list brings back so many memories! i love it! i totally forgot about B*Witched's "C'est la Vie", but man did i ever love that song! back when i would tape songs off the radio to make mixes...haha.

    thanks for this post!

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  12. total blast from the past. i was in jr. high and high school in the nineties but i love looking back on eighties and nineties. :)

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  13. i love you so much for posting this. i feel as if i'm always reading buzzfeed articles and reliving my childhood. and i still watch clueless and boy meets world anytime i see it on. but every single thing mentioned here is taking me back! xo

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  14. You are sooo right

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  15. OH. MY. GOSH. Yes. Everything about this. And now I'm going to be stuck in the past aaaaall day. :)

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  16. oh my gosh you know it! Can we please just go back to those simple days where all we worried about was trying to keep out tomogatchi alive! LOL I can't help but feel like the nineties was where Nickelodeon was in it's prime and and everything was SIMPLE! I remember my favorite outfit was purple leggings, tennis shoes, and my 101 Dalmatians shirt and necklace with a scrunchie on my wrist to match and big poofy bangs and my slicked back ponytail! haha Those were the days! such a great post bringing back the best memories!
    Xo, Emma

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  17. Omg these brought back great memories! I love this. I agree, the shows now suck, they are all about drama and girls acting 'fake', well to me they seem that way haha. The music was great especially with those groups like NSYNC. :)

    -Vogue&Heels
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  18. omg.. SKIP IT?! are you kidding me? this is freaking awesome!

    -jenna
    mama daze blog

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  19. Thank you so much for the post you left on my blog dear!

    I love the 90s!! One of my favorite 90s movie is Mad Love with Drew Barrymore, have you seen it?!

    All the love,
    Anna

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  20. I am theeee biggest 90s fan!! I love this post. Let's not forget bands like Semisonic, Third Eye Blind, The Cranberries, Oasis, Whitetown, No Doubt. There are so many more! The best was TRL with Carson, hands down..

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    1. I loved watching TRL every day after school and seeing who was going to take the number 1 spot! ;)

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  21. i am so glad i remember the 90s. the music...what classics :)

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  22. it really isn't the same now days! i feel funny saying that sometimes, we're becoming the adults/our parents haha, but it's true! i am so glad that my childhood was in the 90s. can't forget lisa frank, saturday morning cartoons, sabrina the teenage witch.. oh man, i think the reason my style has been so 90s inspired lately is because i was too young to realize how great the clothes actually were ;) grunge and carefree, yes please! ahhh. this is the best. :) xoxo

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  23. Yeah, sometimes I look at what kids these days are doing, and it just makes me sad. The 90s definitely had the best of everything!

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  24. We had the best childhood! It's so sad to see the kids nowadays, with iPhones, iPods and violent cartoons =/ It's just sad!
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  25. Love the 90's! Awesome post!Have a great weekend :-) Keep in touch.
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  26. OMG so true. The 90s were the best time ever. I loved my Tamagotchi, it even had a name. And nobody can compete with the Fresh Prince of Bel Air...

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  27. Yes, I still have all my Tomagatchis and they work. I still play them every now and again. They were my very favorite!

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    1. It still works? How? So jealous! I seriously took those on every vacation, or if not I got "babysitters" to watch them, haha

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  28. Oh my gosh LOVED this post! Can you believe I still have a Tomagotchi and a Nano as well as a whole pog collection? It's embarrassing but it's such a keep sake lol!

    xo,
    Sincerely Miss Ash

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  29. I showed this is to my older sister and she just about lost it laughing!

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  30. Seriously love this. And loved growing up in the 90's. I still have a Bop It somewhere at home....I was queen at that game I swear. Thanks for the nostalgia ;)

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    1. Ha, me to! Let's have a Bop-It competition! ;)

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  31. OMG YES!!! I sooo miss those days (totally agree with the sucky kids tv shows & definitely a BSB fan here). Remember when we were young and the elders would say ... "back in my day..." That's EXACTLY how I'm feeling, but I'm not old! Right?! That just shows you how much has changed in the past decade. Thanks for taking me down memory lane!

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    1. Ugh, I know! I feel like I'm starting to get to that stage now. "Remember when..?" ha

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  32. i love every bit of this. goodness, i remember all of this. so good! i miss my Tomagatchi!

    K

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  33. haha this is incredible. and SO true.

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  34. The 90s were simply the best! I didn't appreciate it at the time.

    Annie | www.raspberphobia.com

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  35. Oh my gosh, Giga-pets! I totally forgot about those! The 90s really were the greatest, the movies and music were all just completely epic.

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  36. So fun re-watching all these commercials.
    I was a beast at skip-it!

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  37. nothing beats the 90s:)! awesome post.
    xo, Andra

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  38. Ahhhhhh yes, loved the 90's! I'm actually going to see Five next week! haha there's now four of them but still!

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    1. No way! I didn't know they were still together! You must do a post about it when you go! ;)

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  39. Ahhh this post brings me back so many memories! My childhood was awesome, even though my family back then didn't had much money back then ( Latvia was not in the best economical sate after finally regaining it's independence from Soviet Russia in 1991), but, yeah, I do remember having Tamagothci ( it was the coolest thing ever! I wish I could have it now too! Can we still buy it somewhere?) and Sega- I could play video games all day, especially Super Mario! :D

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    1. Aw, I don't know! I would totally have a nano or tamagotchi though if I could! Loved those things! :)

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  40. I never thought of the 90's being all that awesome, but when I got to the toys and movies bit I totally remembered and kinda agree now.

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  41. OMG!!! NOSTALGIA!!! i can relate to everything!!!! brings back such amazing memories of my childhood!! :D

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  42. Oh my gosh this was amazing! Seriously, the 90s were the BEST. Those commercials made me feel all warm and fuzzy :)

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  43. I totally feel the same thing about the 80's.
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark
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  44. perfect post
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  45. I was waiting for a Sunny Delight commercial. :)

    Yeah, growing up in the 90s was so terrific!

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  46. I seriously miss my Tamogachi/Giga pet. Sigh

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  47. aw man, you're making me nostalgic, dearie...

    love,
    a

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  48. Such a fun post, definitely takes me back. I used to love Saved by the Bell, Sister Sister and Step by Step as well. I'll look at tv with my nieces sometimes, and it's just not the same.

    xo erica

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    1. Oh gosh, seriously there were way too many shows that I loved in the 90's: Hey Dude!, Salute Your Shorts, Wild & Crazy Kids, All That (but really just the first two seasons),The Adventures of Pete and Pete, Hey Arnold!, Clarissa Explains It All, Doug, Eureeka's Castle, So Weird, this list could go on! ;)

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  49. This made my morning... hahaha

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  50. This is so true! I can relate :-D
    xx Shanice

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  51. haha this is all sooo true. the 90s truly were awesome!

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  52. Did you know that they're creating a spin-off of Boy Meets World that's all about Corey and Topanga being married? I think it's called Girl Meets World, and they still have the same two main actors. I'm sure it won't hold a candle to the original, but it might still be worth a laugh or two.

    Thanks for the blast from the past!

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  53. Bahahahahaahaaaaaaaa! I laughed way too hard at the Howie D gif. Man, those are the days! My 90's Pandora channel is one of my favorites!

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  54. loving this post! I've got a crush on the 90s as well and I miss 90s nickelodeon shows so effing much.. wish they were back... legends of the hidden temple..legit!

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  55. Love it

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  56. I LOVE this post so much! I remember that I wanted Polly Pockets so badly as a child, but my mom never let me buy them :( And I still have my Beanie Babies! They are all on a shoe hanger, collecting dust :p

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  57. omg I loved and still love 5ive and Bewitched. I actually own a Bewitched cd and cassette AND we still have the Bewitched and 5ive concert that we taped off tv when it was on Disney channel. best ever. The 90's were the greatest

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  59. I’m a big fan of R&B music and when I discovered Palm Beach Broadcasting’s R&B station, I was the happiest person on earth. My stereo is always tuned on X102.3 www.thex1023.com . You can stream live or download all your favorite R&B music.

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