Hey hey ladies, what do you think about the belly top trend and 90s trend in general? Honestly, I am starting to feel old. Not really old, but at least old enough that kids today don't know the world I grew up in anymore. I mean, for them this look is new and innovative but we've worn exactly this outfit end of the 90s/early 2000s.
We, the kids of the 90s, grew up without mobil phones (not to mention smartphones), without tablets, apps and the internet. We were exposed to other media though. I have to admit that I was a TV child. I watched TV a lot when I was a kid and still know all the shows. Kids of the 90s, do you remember The Gummi Bears, Heidi, Sailor Moon, Full House, Seventh Heaven, Care Bears, Hey Arnold, Rugrats? There are so many more I could name. Those are unforgettable childhood memories. The songs in particular will always be in our hearts, won't they?
But we did not only watch a lot of TV we also listened to music on our Walkman or Discman all the time. I even remember recording mix tapes from the radio. No one seemed to discuss copy right issues by that time. And then my German fellows, do you remember the Bravo Hits CDs? No Spotify where you have new hits every week. No, two Bravo Hits CDs per year and that was it. The same songs day after day, week after week. We were happy.
What needs to be mentioned are the video games. My siblings and I had the Super Nintendo with Super Mario which we LOVED so much. 2D animation. You were only able to go right or left. Awesome. And you knew you were the youngest child if you always had to play with Luigi. Haha.
We still played outside a lot too. Nowadays I rarely see kids play in the streets, but for us 90s kids that was the best. We came home from school, threw our schoolbag in a corner and out we were...until sunset. We roller-bladed, rode our bikes, played hopscotch, skipping rope or twister. We climbed trees, built huts in the forest and picked (stole) corn from the fields. On rainy days we played Barbie, Polly Pocket and Playmobil.
I don't know any kids today but from the distance it seems that life for them is very different. I don't want to say that our childhood was better but there are definitely great challenges these days. Life is much faster and more stressful, parents seem very protective, many children lack physical activity and are overwhelmed by 24/7 exposure to media. We, the kids of the 90s, are their (future) parents, so let's do our best to give them the best childhood memories possible.
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