You grew up in the ’90’s if….

You can sing the lyrics to “The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air”
You know that “WHOA” was invented by Joey from “Blossom” and that “How Rude!” came from Stephanie from “Full House”
You remember when it was actually worth getting up early on a Saturday morning to watch cartoons
You remember reading “Goosebumps”
You know the profound meaning of “Wax on, wax off”
You took plastic cartoon lunch boxes to school and you thought you were cool
You danced to “Wannabe” by the Spice Girls, Females: had a new motto while the men got a whole lot gay-er. (Remember “so tell me what you want, what you really really want”)
HELLO….HOT WHEELS!!!!
You still get the urge to say “NOT” after (almost) every sentence…Not…
Where in the world is Carmen San Diego? Was both a game and a TV game show.
You knew that Kimberly, the pink ranger, and Tommy, the green Ranger, were meant to be together.
You remember when Super Nintendo became popular and you begged your parents to buy you one!
You remember watching Home Alone 1, 2 , and 3……..and plotted to one day pull those same pranks on “intruders”
“I’ve fallen and I can’t get up”
You remember boom boxes vs. CD players
You remember the group “New Kids on The Block”
You knew all the characters from “Saved By The Bell”
You played and/or collected “Pogs”
You had at least one Tamagotchi, GigaPet or Nano and you took it everywhere you went
You watched the original Care Bears, My Little Pony, and Ninja Turtles
NANCY DREW AND THE HARDY BOYS WERE THE BEST MYSTERY BOOKS
Yikes pencils and erasers was considered the BEST!
You made paper scrunchies to see who you’d end up marrying
You remember when the new Beanie Babies were always sold out
You used to wear those stick on earrings, not only on your ears, but at the corner of your eyes.
You got creeped out from watching “Are You Afraid of the Dark?”
You know the Macarena by heart.
“Talk to the hand” … enough said
You thought Brain from “Pinky and the Brain” would eventually take over the world
You always said, “Then why don’t you marry it!”
You remember when everyone went slinky crazy.
You remember when razor scooters were cool.

When we were younger:

Before the MySpace frenzy…
Before the Internet & text messaging…
Before Sidekicks & iPods…
Before PlayStation2 and X-BOX…
…Back when you put off the 5 hours of homework you were assigned every night
And when light up sneakers were considered cool
When you use to rent VHS tapes and not DVDs
When gas was $0.49 a litre & Caller ID was new to society
When we recorded TV programs on our VCRs & paid $3.50 for a movie
When we called the local radio station to request a song that we wanted to hear on our walkmans
And when the Chicago Bulls were the BEST team in the NBA
When playing Tag completed your day!
Get Over Here!!!! meant something to you
Hide-n-Go Seek in the dark
Red Light, Green Light.
Heads Up 7 Up.
Playing Kickball & Dodge ball until your porch light came on.
Hopskotch.
Tree Houses.
Hula Hoops.
Captain Planet.
Running through the sprinklers.
That “Little Mermaid”
Crying when Mufasa died in the Lion King and some of us still DO!
Happy Meals where you chose a Barbie or a Hot Wheels car.
Getting the privilege to sit in the front seat of the car.

And do you remember:

Hey Arnold.
Rugrats.
The Secret World of Alex Mac.
Rocco’s Modern Life.
Are You Afraid of the Dark?
Doug.
Magic School Bus.
Aladdin.
Pinky and the Brain
Sailor Moon.
Blossom.
Beavis & Butt-Head
Wishbone.
Bill Nye the Science Guy
MR RODGERS!!!!
When everyone wanted to test drive “love” after watching “The Wonder Years”
Under the Umbrella Tree
PEE-WEE!!!
The Big Comfy Couch
Kool-Aid was the drink of choice (and I mighty fine one, might I add!)
Class field trips meant the world to you
When Christmas was the most exciting time of year because of the cartoons and TV programs that were shown
When $5 seemed like a million, & adding another dollar became a miracle.
When you begged to go to McDonald’s for dinner
When Toys R Us overruled the mall
Let’s go back to the time when:
Decisions were made by going ‘eeny-meeny-miney-moe’.
Money issues were handled by whoever was banker in ‘Monopoly.’
Being old referred to anyone over 20.
A chance to skate as a couple at the local roller rink was like winning the lottery.
When Ninja Turtles ruled the world.
When Aladdin was new, before the trilogy was complete.
Before we realized all this would eventually disappear
Who would have thought you’d miss the 90’s so much!!!!!

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9 Responses

  1. Ohh..the good old 1990’s, how it came and went so quickly!

  2. ok, i could never bother to wake up early on saturdays, but wow the t.v. shoes of the ’90’s..crazy insane. i remember i use to rush home for Doug, Wishbone, and Power Rangers.

    oh and who can forget the Spice Girls..and collecting their gums! playing jumpies, double dutch, and making nerdy boys eat snow! hahahaha..good times!

  3. I see you must of had a crazy time during the ’90’s lol
    Well, Saturday morning for me was worth the early wake up but onething I could never really understand was, during the weekdays, I would have a hard time getting up early for school and my mom would have to rip me off my bed but on Saturdays, I would be the first to get up early and I was SO SO fresh! For the record, I didnt hate school, its just, I couldnt really understand why school needed to start so early 😉

  4. I had a bout of nostalgia like woah!! subhanallah….

  5. i’ve tears in my eyes…god those were good years. I rememeber rushing home for lunch just to watch polka-dot-shorts and that dragon thing (dudlee??).

    shoot i feel old now…

  6. Dont feel old, I didnt mean to make anyone feel old when
    I was thinking of posting this . In fact, this post was meant to serve as a reminder of our good old days; in other words, its suppose to be a flashback post that exposes some of the things we use to occupy our childhood and early teenage years with.

  7. Assalaam alaikum

    Ramadan Mubarak!
    Good old 90’ies….. Funny to think how much the Danish 90’ies looked like the Canadian 90’ies :)!

    I don’t understand children today…they barely watch the “Saturday morning cartoons” anymore… I would get up like 6-7 oclock to watch them !!

    Now that I’m writing on your blog, anyway, I’ve to say that I really enjoy reading your posts. So don’t stop posting, you don’t know how many out there who actually return to read your blog regularly without leaving a comment.

    May Allah swt accept your ‘ibadah and increase your iman in this month of Ramadan, and ever after, Ameen.

  8. Wa alaikum salaam Amatullah and may Allah make your Ramadan a success and increase your in eemaan.

    Thank you for the dou’aa, I really needed it. Ramadan for me has been really good (wahamdulilah) but I still got a lot of work to do so keep me in your dou’aas inshAllah and I will keep all of you in mine.

    I REALLY, really (did I forget to mention, REALLY) need to keep writing on my blog and its not like I have nothing to write about, la, there are plently of issues (some serious, while others are entertaining) to discuss so maybe…during this month, I’ll add some posts, sharing with y’all some Ramadan pointers and a few personal experiences and hopefully, the blog wont become a means of distractions but rather a gateway to earning more hasanat.

    Ma’salaam and see you on my blog (soon maybe?) inshAllah…

    May Allah have mercy on you

  9. Oh the memories!!! subhanallah! I didnt know I liked the 90’s so much 🙂

    May Allah make this decade and the decades to come full of great memories and full of hasanat!

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