If you are a 90s’ kid, do you remember the time spent basking in sandboxes with matchbox trucks?
As we look to our past with nostalgia and pride, we can’t help but believe that there hasn’t been a time period since ours where childhood was magnificent. The 90s’ kids stand out today for teens in middle to high school, and although others may argue that previous decades were greater, those who lived in the 90′s know the truth: the 90s’ kids had the best childhood.
Some of the most remembered aspects of the 90s’ decade were the shows, such as Rugrats, the Even Stevens, Powerpuff Girls, Cat-Dog, Courage The Cowardly Dog, Angry Beavers, and Clifford The Big Red Dog. Also if you are a 90s’ kid, you have to remember the toys that entertained us in both the good and bad times of childhood.
Also, if you are a 90s’ kid there is no doubt you remember 9/11 and as much of a tragedy it was, it was also an influential event that shaped the childhoods of the golden-hearted teens of today. For the children of the 21st century they would’ve just been born and this event would probably hold little significance as opposed to 90s’ kids began to learn about it in school as soon as it happen and for the 80s’ children, it was no longer their childhood being affected, as opposed to kids of the 90s’.
Similarly to the 90s’, the 80s’ time period had aspects that will be remembered throughout history. One aspect of the 80s’ time period that lives as a legend even in modern day is its music. Paula Abdul, an American singer that scored a string of pop music hits in the late 80s’. was considered a “Queen of Pop” for her decade and her legend lives on as it continues to inspire current music artist.As we look to the past we must also acknowledge the modern day music artist such as Chris Brown, Beyonce, and Kendrick Llamar, who all impact and influence childhoods today.
“When I was a child, they had cool technology, but life didn’t revolve around electronics. We couldn’t Facebook stalk… this left room for us to appreciate the small things in life like fun in the sun”, Mr. Trudeau, 12th grade English teacher claims that his childhood was the last time period where technology did not control kids lives. Before the 90s’ , previous childhoods never experienced the joy of communicating through cell phones, and texting. The culture and technological revolution of the 90s’ can be compared to the Golden Age of the roaring 20s’ when new technology was arising and the symphonic sound of music reached its heights.
As you look to the past for the best child hood, look no further than the 90s’ where being a kid was just as it seemed and us “rugrats” were the highlight of the whole century.