You Know You Are a Kid of the 90s If…

(While cleaning out files today, I came across this list. I wondered how many of these my son would remember.)

You know you are a 90s kid if…

You’ve ever ended a sentence with the word “Psyche!”

You can sing the rap to “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.”

You’ve worn skorts and felt stylish when doing so.

You learned to be part of the Baby-Sitters Club.

You use to love playing with  My Little Pet Shop.

You know that “Woah!” comes from Joey on “Blossom” and that “How Rude!” comes from Stephanie from “Full House.”

You remember when it was actually worth getting up early on Saturday to watch cartoons.

You wore a ponytail on the side of your head and had fluffed bangs.

You got super excited when it was Oregon Trail day in computer class at school.

You wanted to change your name to “JEM” in kindergarten.

You remember reading “Goosebumps.”

You know the profound meaning of “Wax on, wax off.”

You have pondered why Smurfette was the only female smurf.

You took plastic cartoon lunch boxes to school.

You remember the craze then the banning of slap bracelets and slam books.

You still get the urge to say “NOT” after (almost) every sentence.

You knew that Kimberly, the pink ranger, and Tommy, the green ranger, were meant to be together.

You remember “I’ve fallen and can’t get up.”

You owned jelly shoes and wore them everywhere.

You thought Brain would finally take over the world.

You remember going to the skating rink before there were inline skates.

You were injured on a Slip ‘n’ Slide.

You wore socks over leggings scrunched down.

You remember boom boxes vs. CD players.

You knew what it meant to say “Care Bear Stare.”

You remember Alf, the little brown alien from Melmac and Vicki the Robot from “My Little Wonder.”

You remember New Kids on the Block when they were “in.”

You knew all the characters’ names and their life stories on “Saved By the Bell.”

You played or collected “Pogs.”

You used to pretend to be a Mighty Morphin Power Ranger, and you owned a Skip It.

You had, at least, one GigaPet or Nano and brought it everywhere.

You watched the original Care Bears, My Little Pony, and Ninja Turtles.

You remember when the new Beanie Babies were always sold out.

You remember a time before the WB.

You got creeped out by “Are You Afraid of the Dark?”

You still remember how to do the Macarena.

“Talk to the hand…” enough said.

Are there others which should be on this list?

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Regina Jeffers is the award-winning author of Austenesque, Regency and historical romantic suspense.
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4 Responses to You Know You Are a Kid of the 90s If…

  1. Monica P says:

    Yes! I said yes to almost all of these. I graduated in 97. No one had a cellphone and I knew one person who had a computer with internet connection. It’s wierd to think about now. I remember owning a disturbing amount of neon colored clothing in the early 90s. Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

  2. I remember some of these, but I was too busy raising my son to be aware of pop culture. I knew toys, some of the TV shows, but nothing more.

  3. Renate says:

    Being Dutch, I only knew a few unfortunately. I sure loved Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Tommy was so cute!

    Also collected the original My Little Ponies that didn’t look anorexic. And the Care Bears were adorable.

    • I waited at Toys’R’Us for them to unload Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. The craze nearly drove me looney. It is funny, though, that I bought Thundercats for my grandson, who is a newborn. His father loved them, and I bought the newest ones for when James grows up. Happy Holidays.

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