Wrong. Being a 90’s kid is about experiencing a 90’s childhood and growing up in that era. If you are born in the 90’s you are a 90’s kid. Especially if you grew up with people close to your age who also experienced the 90’s lifestyle. If you were born in the 80’s then you’re pretty much an 80’s kid. Being a 90’s kid is about growing up with the clothes, the toys, the commercials, the songs, the tv shows, etc of the 90’s during the time that it was popular.
THIS was our Draw Something back in the day. We had Etch A Sketch where it was nearly impossible to make curves and you had to shake it to erase it. And if you made a nice drawing, then you made sure NO ONE shook it. And if anyone moved it and ruined your picture, you were no longer friends. The good old days (:
I remember back in the 90’s when we used real AA or AAA batteries for our electronics.
There were no built in batteries that could be recharged. We actually had to buy packs of batteries every week or so. And one set of batteries usually only lasted a few days. And if your batteries died and you didn’t have anymore, you would actually have to wait until the next day to go buy some. Or steal them from the remote and switch your dead batteries with the remote batteries.
And when you were down to your last pair of batteries, you would switch between your CD player and your Gameboy Color. We knew conservation. If you were stuck somewhere like at a relative’s house and your batteries were dying, you would limit your use of your electronic device and only use it if you got reeaalllyyy bored.
And occasionally, if you got desperate you would try different crazy things like putting your batteries in the freezer to get just a little more juice.
The closest thing you had to built in batteries was rechargeable batteries, but they were more expensive than the regular batteries, and they often got lost anyway. When you packed up your Gameboy Color or CD player to take with you, you would pack at least one extra pair of batteries (if you were smart). And when one pair died, you would try to take one of the dead batteries out and put in a new battery to see if it would work. (It didn’t really work for long). And if all the batteries fell out or were put together, you would have to try to figure out which ones were the dead batteries and which ones were the new batteries. When your CD Player or Gameboy Color accidentally turned on and stayed on when you put it in your bag, you got really mad because your batteries were dead and you had to go buy new ones; you couldn’t just charge it.
When the back cover of the battery compartment on your CD player or Gameboy Color broke or got lost, you just put tape over it to keep your batteries in. And on CD Players, the battery compartment had the little black string thing to help you pull out your batteries.
The Good Old Days lol
- The game “Don’t Wake Daddy”
- Gimme a break! Gimme a break! Break me off a piece of that Kit Kat Bar!
- Cinnamon Toast Crunch: it’s the taste you can see!
- Oh I wonder, wonder, wonder what’s in a wonderball!
- The chocolate Sixlet Candies
- Ring Pops
- Fun Dip
- Pop Goes Perfection!
- The Little Rascals
- I have two pickles. I have two pickles. I have two pickles, hey hey hey!
- PIXIE STICKS!
- When Easter came around and they actually had big good-tasting chocolate bunnies for like $4.00. (Now, it’s like $4.00 for a small crappy tasting one -.- )
- When your parents gave you $1 and you were the richest kid ever
- When you could walk into a store with 50 cents and come out with an entire paper bag filled with candy
- When $3 could get you a juice, a sandwich, and a bag of chips/cookie for lunch
- When your parents gave you 30 minutes on the computer and you were extremely grateful for that and cherished every minute of it
- When you heard the loud obnoxious Dial-Up tone as you logged on to the internet
- When logging on to the internet took up 10 of your 30 minutes
- When the dial-up randomly kicked you off and you had to log back on
- When loading a simple webpage like Google took five minutes
- When loading a Youtube Video took over an hour, and once it was loaded, you were extremely careful not to close the tab or do anything to it
- When your parents needed to get on the phone so you had to get off the internet
- When you picked up the phone headset while someone was on the internet and you heard the dial-up static
- When your parents were expecting a call and you prayed that they got that call soon because you couldn’t get on the internet until they got that call
- Socks and sandals
- When kids had imaginations
- When a simple toy like a yo-yo could keep kids entertained for hours
- "Walking the dog"
- Socks and sandals
- Writing down lyrics to your favorite songs with a pen in a notebook instead of printing them out from online
- Junie B. Jones
- Amelia Bedelia
- Reading “Arthur” books and trying to find the names Tolon, Tucker, and Eliza in the illustrations
- Where’s Waldo?
- Writing book reports and having to write “Written by” and “Illustrated by”
- Phones were only for grownups
- No one had social networks
- People communicated through Email
- Teens used AIM
- Power Rangers
- Gameboy Color
- Having to buy batteries for your electronics because they didn’t come with built in rechargeable batteries
- Having to carry around a giant cd pouch and a cd player to listen to music in the car and having the cd skip when you hit a bump
- Worrying about getting scratches on your cd’s
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar
- Kid Pix Deluxe
- When double spacing was ONLY for drafts
- When typing was optional or used only for final products
- When we learned script
- When we didn’t have “playlists” so we had to use the “program” button to program a set list of songs from a cd that we wanted to listen to
- When there was no touch screen
- When you couldn’t just slide through your song list. If your song was number 16, then you had to click “forward” until you got there
- When you had to put in a cd and wait until it loaded
- Bananas in Pyjamas
- The Big Comfy Couch
- When you tried to do the Clock like Loonette
- When you had those pencils with the eight or ten “lead points” that stacked into each other and you lost one so you would be extremely upset because that pencil was now useless
- Book Fairs
- BOOK ORDERS! (When they were semi-decently priced)
- Getting a list of spelling words and having an assignment each day with them. Day One: Folding your paper in four to practice spelling a word for homework. Day Two: Defining each word. Day Three: Using each word in a sentence.
- When writing outside the red margins was rebelling
- When buying school supplies was fun and affordable
- Hello Moto! (You have to say it in that voice to get it)
- The Green backlight on your huge Nokia Cell Phone
- Chips Challenge
It drives me absolutely insane when kids who were born in 1997-1999 say that they’re 90’s kids.
Technically, yes you are because you were born in the 90’s. But you do not remember all the Epicness of the 90’s: the television shows, the clothes, the music, the toys, the candy, etc.
You only qualify as a true 90’s kid if you were born in 1990-1996. If you were born in 1997 or 1998, then you might qualify if your sibling was born in 1990-1996 and you grew up with their toys and hand-me-down clothes.
This is how we traded pokemon back in the day. You physically had to be near the person. And you had to stand within like a foot of them. And you had to wait like fifteen minutes for it just to connect. And it often took multiple tries. And it often took about ten to twenty minutes to trade just one pokemon. But it was worth it. We had patience because we had no choice. something you younger brats will never have because everything is instant for you -.-