A ’90s Kid’s Childhood Vs. The Childhood Of Kids Today

Don’t worry: this’ll make you feel awesome, not old.

1. We had this:

Ya know, that contraption you play actual CDs on?

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2. And this:

We needed our music on the go, no matter how cumbersome the whole process was.

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3. They have these:

The youths nowadays are blessed with consolidation and impeccable sound quality.

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4. And this:


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5. We watched movies and taped stuff on this thing for a while:

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6. And they watch crisp, high-definition stuff on this:

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7. We wrote and passed notes to each other in class.

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8. And they just text and tweet each other.

At least their way saves the trees.

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9. Some of us wore these:

Slap bracelets, because beauty was pain, y’all.

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10. While they wear these:

All rubber everything.

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11. We had this:

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12. And this:

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I know I’m not the only one who used to rush home for Boy Meets World and Family Matters on Fridays.

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13. They have this:

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Sorry, Girl Meets World. Close, but no cigar.

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14. And this:

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15. We had Kenan and Kel.

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“Who loves orange soda??? Kel loves orange soda!”

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16. They had Drake and Josh.

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17. But let’s be real: Are You Afraid of the Dark? is still the scariest kids show of all time.

This definitely should’ve been rated PG-13.

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18. We had Backstreet Boys.

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19. And the heavenliest of all boybands, ‘N SYNC.

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20. They have One Direction.

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21. We witnessed the best of Disney Channel Original Movies.

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There’s no way you didn’t like Brink! And what about Johnny Tsunami ?

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22. And they got High School Musical.

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Can’t even front; the High School Musical franchise was a huge success.

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23. And Camp Rock.

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24. We had sleepovers.

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Girl talk, board games and making up choreography to Destiny’s Child and Britney Spears songs was the most fun a girl could have in the 90s.

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25. And they have social networking.

Virtual connections > actual face-to-face contact.

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26. We had Sega Genesis.

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27. They have PS4.

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28. We had Dunkaroos.

That frosting may or may not have had crack in it.

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29. And they’re just missing out on the best snack ever now. #sorrynotsorry

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