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30 Problems That All '90s Kids Faced That Made Them Say, "The Struggle Is Real!"

Back when your biggest concern was not getting hit in the face with a Sky Dancer.

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1. When you tried to play your Gameboy during a car trip at night (which was basically impossible):

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2. When your siblings or parents would record something using a VHS tape you specifically said NOT to use:

3. When you'd launch your Sky Dancer, only to have it come back down and hit you directly in the face:

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4. When you'd miscalculate your ratio of graham cracker to frosting when eating Dunkaroos, and were left with too many graham crackers and no frosting:

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5. When someone (usually your sibling) accidentally kicked out the cord to the controller just as you were about to beat a level:

6. When you’d forget to bring your money on Scholastic Book Fair day, and you just had to watch as everyone went on a ~shopping spree~:

7. When you'd run out of batteries to your Walkman during a long car trip:

8. When the sharp corner of your slap bracelet would poke and scratch you ‘cause the fabric had ripped:

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9. When the lights would burnout on just ONE of your light up shoes:

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10. When someone didn't rewind a movie and you were forced to close your eyes (while rewinding it), 'cause you didn't want to ruin any scenes from it:

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11. When you had to watch a TV that only had an antenna, and the reception looked like this no matter how much you tried to fix it:

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12. Whenever this disaster would happen to you while trying to put your straw into your Capri Sun:

13. Or when you’d try to open your milk carton and this would happen:

14. When you'd use your fancy erasers to correct something, but instead it would just make it a smudgy mess:

15. When the VCR would destroy your favorite VHS tape:

16. When you'd use a marker without realizing the felt tip was damaged and it would ruin whatever you were coloring:

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17. When you'd accidentally pull the home phone off the table, while trying to answer it, because the receiver cord was tangled:

18. When you were forced to get off the internet 'cause someone needed to make a call or was expecting a call:

19. When you'd play with your Skip-It without tall socks or pants and it'd destroy your ankle:

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20. When you were beholden to whatever TV stations aired and had to wait for your shows:

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21. When you wanted to take a picture of something but your/or your parents' camera was out film:

22. When the DJ would talk over a song you were waiting to record off the radio:

23. When you'd turn on the TV Guide channel and the ONE channel listing you wanted to see had just scrolled by:

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24. When you'd run out of AOL monthly minutes and had no AOL free trial CDs to replenish them with:

25. When your Hypercolor T-shirt would stop changing colors and just became a splotchy mess:

26. When your inflatable furniture would start deflating after you'd only been sitting on it for like 10 minutes:

27. When you'd step barefoot on an open Polly Pocket or Mighty Max case and it would sending a shooting pain all over your body:

28. When you'd go trick-or-treating using these buckets, only to realize about a quarter way through your night that they hold ZERO candy:

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29. When your Furby would randomly wake you up in the middle of the night 'cause it was ~screaming~ in its creepy language:

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30. And finally, whenever this happened (especially during a test):

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