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40+ Things That Will Take You Back To Growing Up in the ’90s

I was a pre-teen when the ’90s started, and while a lot of retro bloggers show more love for the ’80s, I am really a ’90s guy at heart. With that being said, there were so many things that made the ’90s memorable and fun to grow up in. So in this special feature, I want to highlight some of the things that made the ’90s so special, and I’m going to do that by taking you through a typical day in the ’90s, through the eyes of a kid. Let’s take a trip down memory lane!

AFTER WAKING UP AND STRETCHING A BIT, TEETH HAVE TO BE BRUSHED…

THEN YOU HAVE TO GET DRESSED. NOTHING MAKES A BETTER STATEMENT THAN A BART SIMPSON T-SHIRT…

PAIRED WITH A COMFORTABLE PAIR OF TRIBAL PATTERN SHORTS…

PICK OUT A TRENDY SLAP BRACELET FOR ONE WRIST…

AND THE WRIST SIZE FANNY PACK FOR THE OTHER…

ADD ON THE PEACE SIGN NECKLACE…

AND TOP IT ALL OFF WITH A PAIR OF SOLAR SHADES THAT CAME FROM PIZZA HUT…

GOTTA GRAB SOME BREAKFAST BEFORE HEADING TO SCHOOL…MOM HAS A TOASTER STRUDEL HOT AND READY!

TIME TO HEAD OUT FOR SCHOOL. WAIT! ALMOST FORGOT THE LUNCH BOX…

AT SCHOOL AND THERE’S SOME TIME IN HOMEROOM BEFORE CLASSES BEGIN. JUST ENOUGH TIME FOR A GAME OF POG WITH FRIENDS ACTUALLY!

THE GAME IS OVER, CLASS HAS STARTED, AND THE TEACHER IS ASKING FOR THE HOMEWORK TO BE TURNED IN. BETTER GET IT OUT OF THE TRAPPER KEEPER!

AFTER SOME BORING PARTS OF CLASS, THE TEACHER STARTS HANDING OUT WORKSHEETS, AND THE SMELL FILLING THE ROOM CAN ONLY MEAN THAT THEY WERE RAN ON THE DITTO MACHINE.

THE TEACHER HANDS OUT THIS MONTH’S SCHOLASTIC ARROW BOOK CLUB ORDER FORM! TIME TO START GOING THROUGH IT AND CIRCLING STUFF!

THE DAY IS GOING BY QUICK AND IT’S ALREADY TIME FOR LUNCH. TIME TO SEE WHAT WAS PACKED FOR TODAY…LUNCHABLES, SHARK BITES FRUIT SNACKS, A TURTLES PUDDING PIE, AND A SQUEEZEIT!

BUT WOULDN’T YOU KNOW IT, ITS PIZZA DAY IN THE CAFETERIA BUT I BROUGHT MY LUNCH.

AFTER LUNCH IT’S TIME FOR MORE CLASS, BUT IT’S COMPUTER TIME TODAY SO THAT MEANS OREGON TRAIL!

BEFORE WE’RE DONE WITH THE COMPUTERS, PAPER HAS TO BE CHANGED IN THE PRINTERS…

TIME TO GO TO THE LIBRARY TO CHECK OUT SOME BOOKS. HOPEFULLY NOT ALL OF THE GOOSEBUMBS BOOKS ARE GONE…

TIME FOR THE LAST CLASS OF THE DAY…SCIENCE. BUT WE’RE NOT HAVING ACTUAL CLASS TODAY, WE’RE WATCHING BILL NYE!

THE SCHOOL DAY IS ALMOST OVER, BUT ONE LAST THING REMAINS…THE D.A.R.E. PRESENTATION…

GOT PICKED UP FROM SCHOOL, BUT SINCE IT’S HOT OUT, THE SEAT BELT BUCKLE LEAVES A THIRD-DEGREE BURN…

BACK AT HOME NOW, AND IT’S TIME TO GRAB A SNACK…

AND A REFRESHING BEVERAGE…

AND WATCH SOME CARTOONS…

DINNER IS STILL A WHILE OFF, SO THERE’S TIME TO PLAY SUPER NINTENDO…

AND CALL SOME FRIENDS WHILE DINNER IS COOKING…

IT’S CHICKEN TONIGHT FOR DINNER…

GOTTA CHECK THE TV GUIDE CHANNEL TO SEE WHAT IS ON TONIGHT…

OH YEAH, IT’S FRIDAY NIGHT! TGIF IS ON!

TGIF IS EVEN BETTER WHEN PAIRED WITH A GOOD SNACK…

AND A CAPRI SUN…

TGIF IS DONE FOR THE NIGHT, AND THE PARENTS HAVE GONE TO BED. WITH NO ONE TO CATCH YOU, IT’S A GOOD TIME TO STAY UP LATE AND WATCH WHATEVER MOVIE IS SHOWING ON USA UP ALL NIGHT!

IT’S LATE AND PAST BED TIME, BUT YOUR BROTHER JUST GOT IN FROM A NIGHT OUT WITH HIS FRIENDS AND SNUCK YOU IN A LATE NIGHT SNACK!

BUT NOW IT’S REALLY LATE AND SATURDAY IS COMING. A TRIP TO THE MALL AND PIZZA AWAIT YOU, BUT THE DETAILS OF THAT DAY WILL HAVE TO WAIT TILL ANOTHER TIME.


I hope you enjoyed this look at a “typical” day for a kid in the ’90s. maybe not EVERYTHING happened in one day, but it sure feels like it when thinking back on those days. We’ll do this again soon and examine a Saturday in the ’90s. Until then, thanks for visiting.

2 thoughts on “40+ Things That Will Take You Back To Growing Up in the ’90s

  1. A lot of these were slightly after my time (I was more ’80s), but some of these were still very relatable. It was still an awesome nostalgia trip.

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