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

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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Dammit, you made it. The final semester of your senior year. You’re at the top of the food chain of high school, and it feels so good. You’re probably praying this last semester flies by, that you get out of town as soon as possible.

At this point, you’re calling teachers by their first names, the entire staff knows you by name, and you’re walking around school standing tall, owning those hallways. You’re convinced you’re ready to leave and move on to the next chapter in your life.

You’ve already experienced your last football game, standing in the cold in the front row of the student section all season long, decked out in your school colors and cheering loud and proud. That is, until they lost, and you realized you will never have that experience again. Never again.

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You already had your last winter break. Preparing and celebrating the holidays with your family, ice skating and sledding with your best friends. Those quiet nights alone in your room watching Netflix, taking for granted your loved ones just a few rooms away. Never again.

If you’re an athlete, you may have already played in your last game or ran your last race. The crowd cheering, proudly wearing your school’s name across your chest, giving it your all. For some, it may be the end of your athletic career. Before you knew it, you were standing in an empty gym, staring up at the banners and thinking about the mark you left on your school, wondering where on earth the time went. Never again.

I’m telling you right now, you’re going to miss it all. Everything you’ve ever known. Those early mornings when you debate going to first hour because you really need those McDonald’s hash browns. The late nights driving home from practice, stopping for ice cream of course, ready for a late night of homework. Getting food on a whim with your friends. Endless fights with your siblings. Your favorite chips in the pantry. A fridge full of food. Coming home to and getting tackled by your dog. Driving around your hometown, passing the same sights you’ve seen every day for as long as you can remember. Hugs from your mom after a long day. Laughs with your dad. And that best friend of yours? You’re going to miss them more than anything. I’m telling you right now, nothing will ever be the same. Never again.

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Before you start packing your bags, slow down, take a deep breath, and look around. You’ve got it pretty good here. The end of your senior year can be the time of your life; it’s truly amazing. So go to the winter dance, go to Prom, spend Senior Skip Day with your classmates, go to every sporting event you can, while you still can. College is pretty great, but it’s the little things you’re gonna miss the most. Don’t take it for granted because soon, you’ll be standing in a packed gym in your cap and gown, wondering where the heck the time went. You’ve got a long, beautiful life ahead of you, full of joy but also full of challenges. You’re going to meet so many wonderful people, people who will treat you right and people who won’t.


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