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

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We had this:

Ya know, that contraption you play actual CDs on?
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Ya know, that contraption you play actual CDs on?

And this:

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

They have these:

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

And this:

Unreal.

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

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

We wrote and passed notes to each other in class.

And they just text and tweet each other.

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At least their way saves the trees.

Some of us wore these:

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

While they wear these:

All rubber everything.
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All rubber everything.

We had this:

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And this:

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

They have this:

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

And this:

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We had Kenan and Kel.

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"Who loves orange soda??? Kel loves orange soda!"

They had Drake and Josh.

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

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This definitely should've been rated PG-13.

We had Backstreet Boys.

And the heavenliest of all boybands, 'N SYNC.

They have One Direction.

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 ?

And they got High School Musical.

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

And Camp Rock.

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We had sleepovers.

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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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.

And they have social networking.

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Virtual connections > actual face-to-face contact.

We had Sega Genesis.

They have PS4.

We had Dunkaroos.

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

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

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