Before the days of Netflix and Facebook, at a time our parents weren’t counting our daily sugar intake and stressing over carbohydrates, the childhood of anyone born before 1999 was one of imagination and exploration!

We lived for Saturday morning cartoons, and the street lights dictated when it was time to head home. If you were born before 1999, enjoy these 45 memories from your childhood!

1. We knew it was going to be a great day at school when we walked into the classroom to this

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2. You owned and enjoyed all the classics… 

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3. We all sported ‘Witch Fingers’ at one time or another 

childhood, memories, 90s child

4. Your inner artistic genius was always brought out when you unsnapped this case

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5. When you forgot to turn down your speakers before this came on

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6. We all attempted the impossible at least once

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7. This was the original iPad

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8. We loved the adventures of this dynamic duo

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9. Everyone dyed of cholera at least once 

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10. We kept up our fruit in-take through a rolled up variety

childhood, memories, 90s child

11. But it was OK, the Flintstones kept our health in check

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12. You could entertain yourself for days with these 

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13. Our dishes were far more functional than anything we have today

childhood, memories, 90s child

14. There was no greater anticipation than when this came on the TV

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15. We had our own version of the ‘fidget spinner’

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16. We all read this literary classic

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17. There was no greater artistic tool than these – Stamps AND markers combined! 

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18. And we had the greatest pens known to Man

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19. We begged our parents for the greatest snack ever – Dunkaroos

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20. Which we would enjoy, of course, in our favorite furniture – Which also tended to stick to our skin, but we didn’t mind… 

childhood, memories, 90s child

21. The best time of day was right when we came home from school

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22. Elmer’s glue had the ability to get us through even the most boring of classes

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23. Our first experience with cellphones was incredibly different from the smartphones of today! 

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24. We all wanted to believe that the promise of ‘anti-skip’ was more than just a liechildhood, memories, 90s child

25. Getting sick came with one perk – delicious medicine

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26. The red and green lights on this Playskool flashlight were the ultimate tools in spy stealth

childhood, memories, 90s child

27. We weren’t concerned with the impact of these treats on our teeth, they tasted far too amazing

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28. We could predict our future with the greatest of accuracy

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29. These tiny, tiny homes were our version of dream building

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30. The eraser knew the answer to everything

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31. We rocked only the most stylish of roller skates

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32. Kids today will never understand the struggle that came with not having automatic windows

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33. Squad Goals

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34. The complete joy and overwhelming agony that came with the arrival of the book fair

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35. There was no greater devastation, as we understood their obvious collector value

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36. We all knew the commercial for Zoobooks, after all it came on every 30 minutes

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37. We knew that there was only one thing worse than stepping on Lego

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38. We refused to use any cup except for our Disney cups, because, well, DISNEY

childhood, memories, 90s child

39. There were no baked goods greater than these brownies

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40. The saddest moments of our entire childhood

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41. The decision on which slide to use was a choice between the lesser of two evils

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42. We each owned the only map that we would ever need

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43. The pure joy and anticipation that came with holding that orange tape

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44. Your first loved pet, and the first thing that you were responsible for killing

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45. We all eagerly awaited the two best days in gym class

childhood, memories, 90s child

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