1. Green/purple ketchup
Does anyone remember this? I’m not really sure why Heinz thought that anyone would like this. I’m also not sure why I thought it was so cool. Its actually pretty disgusting. But needless to say, it was awesome and I miss it. But the only color ketchup I would eat is pink.
2. Computer games
Like Oregon Trail. This game was my literal shit. It was a computer game and you basically had to cross the Oregon Trail without dying. Why did I love it so much? Maybe because I didn’t have friends. Who knows. But it was so fun. Oh and don’t even get me started on The Sims. I would still play that game. I used to make my character look just like me and have her get married and all that shit and I thought I was so cool. I also used to make them “woohoo” and I thought I was being so sneaky and rebellious because my characters in a PG computer game were making babies…what.
You could just call me the yo-yo master. I had all of the fancy yo-yos back when they were cool. I could also do some badass tricks. And by that I mean I could walk the dog and sometimes I could even do this cool thing where I’d send that yo-yo flying across a room.
4. Kool-aid in the bottle
Really any drink in a bottle made me feel like I was cool, but these were the best. If you had one of these in your lunchbox, you were one of the cool kids, right? Except I was a fatty and could probably drink an entire pack of these things in one sitting because one bottle was never enough.
5. The TV shows
Honestly I would do anything for some more seasons of All That, The Amanda Show, Rocket Power, Full House or Keenan and Kel. I wish my kids could have those shows growing up. Nowadays Disney’s and Nickelodeon’s shows are all a little too grown-up, in my opinion. I babysit a lot (which is why I watch this kind of stuff still..) and sometimes I feel like I shouldn’t be allowing the kids to watch these things! It’s a little ridiculous.
6. Hit clips
These were literally the coolest things ever at the time. Even though you could only listen to like 10 seconds of a song. I had a Britney Spears one and an N*SYNC one that I never went anywhere without. It’s so funny to me that these were like revolutionary for that time. And now we have iPods with touch screens and shit.
It was such a fun time to grow up. My roommates and I were talking about some of our all-time favorite movies from our childhood, and it’s crazy to think that some of them came out like twelve years ago already. Princess Diaries, Legally Blonde and Monster’s Inc – yeah, I was in 1st grade. Miss Congeniality- I was in kindergarten. It’s crazy!
What do you miss from your childhood?