It was acceptable in the 90s

Being babies on the cusp of a new century has set us 90s babies firmly in-between the new and the old. Our first phones looked more like Chatter Telephone from Toy Story than iPhones. We were the last generation that would understand the struggle of rewinding Spice Girl cassettes to blast out in our Groovy […]

Caitlin Rawlings
25th February 2019
Image: Les Anderson

Being babies on the cusp of a new century has set us 90s babies firmly in-between the new and the old. Our first phones looked more like Chatter Telephone from Toy Story than iPhones.

We were the last generation that would understand the struggle of rewinding Spice Girl cassettes to blast out in our Groovy Chick themed bedrooms. In the 21st century, twelve-year olds are using Kylie Jenner contour kits instead of Girl Talk make up phones. The world has changed. Thankfully we have not. So, queue some 90s kid nostalgia as we recollect all things that were so fetch when were still fascinated by those gooey aliens that could produce their own offspring.

Freaky Fads:

As 90s babies there was a number of odd crazes that we all experienced in the early noughties. We all became well acquainted with the odd trends that would rule the school one week and become incredibly uncool by the next.

The classic graffiti ‘S’

Why not start off with the trademark graffiti ‘S’ that branded every school desk in the country. If you could make your ‘S’ 3D you were practically Picasso. Apparently, this absolute classic is still appearing in the back of exercise books to the current date, but we all know where it began.

Gel Pens.

Unfortunately, these beauties are not as popular as they once were. Multi-coloured gel pens were the sign of a girl who had her life together. These were the girls who were born to be extra. You were able to bring some glitter to your math equations whilst making your work smell of apples and blueberries which I’m sure your primary school teacher appreciated.

The Macarena.

The original school disco banger. The tune that would get everyone on the dancefloor after downing a bottle of Panda Pops and eating all the sweets from their candy bracelets. This was the one song where everyone knew the moves. The song that made you swing your hips like Shakira and impress your primary school crush with your killer moves.

Trending Tech:

Growing up in the early 2000s allowed us as children to experience technology slowly infiltrating our everyday lives. Technology was finally becoming readily available to the entire population as we were the generation that experienced a huge development in the evolution of all things digital.

Tamagotchi’s

The ultimate portable digital pet that came into existence back in “97. These pocket size pets taught us the real struggle of having responsibilities. You quickly learnt the skills required to be a Tamagotchi parent from the day your baby hatched to the day it grew up to a fully-fledged adult.

The Nokia

The Nokia has become subject to memes for years as the original brick phone. However, only 90s kids will remember the sheer pleasure of beating your high score on snake or the struggle of having to press the same key to get to the letter you wanted whilst texting.

Whilst some trends have stood the test of time and others have faded into insignificance the fact still remains. These are the things that made our childhoods. These are the things that make us 90s kids.

 

 

 

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