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19 Things That Only Kids Who were Born in The '90s Will Remember, Even The 1999 Babies

I hate to say it, but us '90s "kids" are no longer kids.

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I can't be the only late '90s baby out there who's been accused of not being a "true '90s kid." I may have been born in 1998 at the end of the '90s, and well the turn of the century was when I was almost two but even so, I remember growing up with pretty much all of the things in this list.

So in truth, I don't remember hearing "Ice Ice Baby" on the radio or ever thinking fanny packs were that cool. I only got the aftermath of those state-of-the-art Fisher Price record players, and I'm sure people knew about scratch n' sniff stickers long before I was even an afterthought.

So all of those '95-'99ers can probably relate.

But we still count in our own ways.

Without further ado, here's a list of nineteen things that only kids who were born in the '90s (or in my case at the end of) will remember.

1. Easy Bake Ovens

We thought we were expert bakers with this little oven, baking tons of cookies, cakes and various other mini-deserts.

2. CD Players/ iPod Nanos

A CD, whats that? Many kids these days wouldn't know the struggle of having to actually go out and buy a whole CD to get just one song that you want or not being able to see the name of the song playing.

3. Pokemon Cards

And the trading of them was all the rage in the '90s and early '00s. And yes, I had my own collection and remember trading them along with everyone else for the bigger and better ones.

4. Gameboys, Nintendos, etc.

The only way we could play games. I distinctly remember having a dog care game.

5. VHS/VCR Tapes

Disney movies were the best this way.

6. Scented highlighters/markers

Two Words: THE SMELL!!! These markers were the absolute best.

7. The "Scholastic" Book fair

The best place to get all of your favorite books and ohhhh the catalogs that you would show your parents while begging for money to spend.

8. Mulit-colored pens

Admit it, you tried to pull all the colors down at once to see if it would work.

9. Renting a movie from Blockbuster

Nowadays with all of the Netflix, Hulu, and Redbox we really had no need for this place anymore and that was sad.

10. Saturday Morning cartoons

Saturday mornings were filled with Bugs Bunny, Recess, Rugrats and various other cartoons that showed dangerous or bad things that went over our heads as kids.

11. The push pencil

And when you lost one piece of it, the entire pencil became useless.

12. Paper Fortune Tellers

And all the weird scenarios/ fortunes we would come up with as children.

13. Furbies

These creepy toys that made annoying sounds and well not understanding why you liked them when you were younger.

14. This TV

When you walked into the classroom and saw this you knew it was going to be a great day.

15. Flintstones Vitamins

You probably always (well almost always) had a bottle of these in the cabinet, also remember them tasting awful, but wanting to have more than one anyways.

16. Kid PIx

Throwing it back to those times when you were in the computer lab and finished your work and then allowed to get on this and draw, color, or paint to your heart's content.

17. Cosmic Brownies

Growing up and finding these packed in your lunch kit. NEWS FLASH!!! Chances are you ate it first.

18. Lisa Frank Items

For girls, wanting or having a notepad, pencils, pens and other school supplies from "Lisa Frank".

19. Razor Scooters

Swinging these scooters around and accidentally hitting your ankle is a pain I will never forget.

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I'm Not 'Spoiled,' I Just Won't Apologize For Having Great Parents

Having supportive parents is one of the best things that ever happened to me.

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When I tell people that I am the baby of my family, there is always a follow-up question asking if I am spoiled. As I was a child, perhaps the situation was a little different because I did not receive material things but instead got my way or rarely was punished. I was most likely spoiled rotten in that sense, especially by my grandparents. Fast forward to the age of 19 and I can say that my parents give me everything that I need, not necessarily everything that I want.

But I still don't think I'm spoiled.

I might legally be an adult, but my parents still provide for me. I may live at school during the semester, but my parents don't charge me rent or utilities when I am at home. My mom still does my laundry. They pay my phone bill monthly. When my mom goes grocery shopping, she doesn't have me chip in to help. She will make sure the bathroom is stocked with tampons or shampoo so I don't have to worry about it. The both of them make sure I have the sufficient needs to not be hungry, cold, or without shelter.

They do all of these things because they want what is best for me.

While they pay my student loans, I give them money to cover it as well as a little extra each month for different expenses. If we go out to eat, I do offer to pay but often get shut down and end up leaving the tip instead. I help around the house and sometimes make trips to the store for food or cleaning supplies, not asking for money to be paid back.

I have a job that gives me decent hours, but my parents understand that money for a college kid is tough.

I pay for my own luxuries such as makeup, cute clothes, even to get my hair cut. Spoiled is typically defined as "damaged by having been given everything they want." Do I want another dog? Yes. Do I have one? No. Do I want a swimming pool in my backyard? Yes. Do I have one? Again, no. That is because both my mother and father still believe in working for what you want and even their daughter doesn't get a free pass unless it's her birthday or Christmas. Do I still have everything I could ever need? Yes.

My parents do the exact same thing for my brother and sister who are older than I am.

I know if I have a problem, whether it be financial or crucial, I can turn to them for help. A lot of people my age don't have parents like I do and I am extremely grateful for them and everything that they do. Thanks, Mom and Dad.

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If You Learn Anything From Toddlers, Let It Be These 10 Things

Ask permission later.

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Toddlers are absolutely reckless but their chaos has taught me some valuable things. My family is big to say the least. I may be an only child but I'm surrounded by cousins I consider siblings and their kids have such a special place in my heart. Even before they could speak, they taught me some of the most valuable things. I guess it's true that actions speak louder than words.

1. Laughter is the purest form of happiness.

I don't know about you, but the toddlers in my life are full of laughter. Everything is funny to them, even their own laughter.

2. Live like nobody is watching.

If their favorite song comes out, they dance even if they are walking on the street. They live their lives and they dont care if people dance with them or critique their steps.

3. Sometimes, people need hugs

Toddlers are super adorable and when they run up to you simply to hug you and say your name, that feeling of stress seems to fade, even if its just for a split second

4. You are never too old to play with toys.

We grow up and suddenly forget about toys and playing around, but toys are meant for all ages

5. Tea parties are a must.

Tea parties are absolutely amazing. You get to dress up, paint your nails, and drink some delicious tea, what's not to love.

6. Overcome your fears.

Imagine being a new human in this world with either less or a little more than 1000 days on this planet and figuring things out.

7. A piece of chocolate is good for the soul.

No matter the hourI am not a huge sweets fan but you bet my ass that if a toddler hands me chocolate, I am taking it. Weirdly, they always sense when I need it most

8. Take a break.

Toddlers are super active and constantly moving around, but once they are worn out, they take a break and go to bed.

9. Love others.

Toddlers become pretty close to you if you let them and they are extremely loving

10. Ask permission later.

Toddlers do as they want and when they want. They would rather have a good time now and then get in trouble for having already experienced it

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