The 90's are back

@sissy15 (5769)
United States
February 13, 2016 3:42am CST
I'm a child of the 90's, and to me my childhood brings some of the best memories I have. I've noticed the 90's have been becoming a popular decade recently, and I never imagined people would be looking back at the 90's the way my classmates and myself looked at the 70's when we were in HS. I don't feel as though the 90's were that long ago, probably because I'm not yet 30. It doesn't feel like songs from my generation should be considered classics, or that TV shows I grew up watching should be on Nick at Nite. The 90's are making a huge comeback, and in the midst of all of it I find myself going down memory lane and feeling like a kid again. I see them bringing back popular toys from my childhood, only these toys are poor imitations of the toys I played with. They are no where near as cool as the toys I remember. I don't know why we bring back certain decades after so many years, I look back at the 90's with fondness, but it feels weird to see people who weren't even alive in the 90's trying to recreate it. Not to say that's a bad thing, it's just odd. I often laugh at how these kids think the 90's looked like, probably the same way people who lived through the 70's laughed at us recreating their decade. It's kind of fun reminiscing with friends, and pulling out old childhood pictures and laughing at our clothes, some from before we were dressing ourselves, and making statements about how our parents must have hated us. I was born in 1987 so my first real memories are from the 90's. I have a few memories of the 80's but nothing big just little clips from 89 when I was 2. I always look back at that time with a smile, and it's kind of neat to be able to try and relive it, and tease some of today's children about how they're doing the 90's wrong. I wonder if in 20 years the 2010's will be popular?
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• Calgary, Alberta
14 Feb 16
Thanks to the internet many kids are discovering the 90's by their selves. I am born in 1985 and most of my memories where also in the 90's. There is more diversity in music genres and movies. I am a grunge boy as a kid.
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@sissy15 (5769)
• United States
14 Feb 16
Yeah, and most of them don't quite get what all the 90's entailed. I love seeing kids try to dress up in what they think people of the 90's wore, usually they're a little off. As a kid I was more into 90's pop music. I eventually outgrew pop music and got more into classic rock and etc, but part of me still has a place in my heart for 90's pop music, although I hated Britney Spears. I've recently found myself buying my son 90's games and things, although some of the new versions of games that came out when we were kids are just horrible. The new mousetrap is no where near as cool, I was looking at games to buy my son, and I just couldn't buy him that version of mousetrap. I ended up buying him Don't wake daddy, which is not as cool as I thought it would be as a kid (I never got to play it as a kid, but always wanted it).
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• Calgary, Alberta
14 Feb 16
@sissy15 I love it when some modern movies and videogames decides to add 90's songs on their soundtrack. I also love that some 90's videogames are having sequels and remakes in this modern age. I cant believe kids born in 90's are now on their 20's.
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@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
14 Feb 16
@CaptAlbertWhisker My kids were born in the 90's and one by one they're leaving their teenage years... Feels like I had four teenagers at one stage, then I blinked and was left with just one...
@celticeagle (120398)
• Boise, Idaho
16 Feb 16
I think that the internet has certainly opened up a lot to kids that wouldn't have been available other wise.
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@celticeagle (120398)
• Boise, Idaho
16 Feb 16
@sissy15 ...Things have changed a lot haven't they?
@sissy15 (5769)
• United States
16 Feb 16
@celticeagle They really have.
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@pgntwo (22746)
• Tripoli, Lebanon
14 Feb 16
I am not sure what aspect of the 2010s will remain - perhaps the burgeoning use of mobile phones and always-on Internet?
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@sissy15 (5769)
• United States
15 Feb 16
Ha, maybe. They probably thought the same thing about the 90's though too, and now we are bringing stuff back from the 90's, I'm sure they will find something.
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@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
13 Feb 16
I was in the car with my sons the other day when a song from 1999 was played and it was fun reminiscing how as kids my sons used to like the song so much - it was back street boys, not sure of the title now, but I think it's "tell me why..." or something like that...
@sissy15 (5769)
• United States
13 Feb 16
Haha I loved BSB when I was younger, although it was rare for boys to like them. "Tell me why I never wanna hear you say I want it that way" The song is "I want it that way." more than likely lol. I think it was from their millennium album. I haven't actually listened to either BSB or NSYNC since HS. I remember seeing NSYNC in concert when I was 12. I had a BSB and NSYNC poster in my room. I was obsessed lol. It is nice remembering things like that.
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@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
13 Feb 16
@sissy15 That's the song! Although they were just toddlers then (the oldest would had been around five), they remember the song well 17 years later...
@sissy15 (5769)
• United States
13 Feb 16
@sishy7 Yeah, I was a preteen listening to a lot of their music lol, although if they were that young, that would explain why they liked it. Boys around my age at the time just weren't into boy bands.
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