You Know You Grew Up in the 90’s When…

90s children

Let’s be honest, growing up in the 90’s was awesome. Social media wasn’t even a “thing” yet, and if you wanted to share photos, you would ride your bike to your friends’ house, photo album in tow. You “beeped” your friends and often had codes for one another. You were in the moment, always, and never missed anything that was going on with your friends or family members. I miss that. I miss the real conversations.


Yup, that’s me. Rockin’ the NKOTB sweater.

Loved them. LOVED them.


My Christmas List included all the NKOTB Barbie Dolls, the curtains, sheets, comforter, cassette tapes (wow – dinosaur!), socks, sweaters, t-shirts… you name it, I wanted it. (And for those who have no idea what NKOTB stands for… Google it.)

I embraced everything there was about the 90’s…

Hammer pants. Check.

Slap bracelets. Check.

Tamagotchi. Check.

Scrunchies. Check.

Side ponytails. Check.

Waiting a week for your camera film to be developed. Check.

Listening to the radio and making mix cassette tapes. Double check.

Dial-up Internet + Prodigy profile.  Check.

Slambooks. Check.

Passing notes in class and in the hallways. Check. (This phase lasted until I graduated from HS in 2000. Kids these days, they just don’t know the value of a good note.)

Summer nights spent playing manhunt in our neighborhood. Check.

Taking the bus to the beach. Check.

Riding around town on our bikes. Check.

I could go on forever… I have such fond memories of growing up in the 90’s.

What is your favorite 90’s memory? 


  1. September 8, 2016 / 11:22 am

    “Waiting a week for your camera film to be developed”…those were the days! I miss walking into CVS to pick up my pictures.

    • October 27, 2016 / 10:07 am

      Me too! Kids these days will never understand.