The ’90s was the best decade to grow up in. We spent our afternoons outside with friends, but we also listened to the radio, watched plenty of TV, and played our share of video games.
We rocked the hell out of our JNCO pants and platform shoes. We shamelessly loved bands like NSYNC and the Spice Girls (and still do). We remember when cell phones were bigger than Zach Morris’s head.
It was before Wi-Fi, a decade when we could do stupid things without evidence of them on social media. There was no fear of being turned into a meme or a GIF. We were young and full of hope and hairsprayed bangs.
These tweets will bring back memories and help make the case for why the ’90s was greatest decade of all time.
We had the best books:
Reading the goosebumps series 💯💪 pic.twitter.com/0iGTrYWU8S
— J'Vaughn (@JaMaiiCan_BoY) June 2, 2018
The best music:
— Love, Johnnie (@jnewsworthy) July 12, 2017
And MTV still played music videos:
We might forget everything else, but ’90s lyrics are forever:
Things I know:
Where every single item in my house is, what Disney Princess I'd be, lyrics to 90s R&B, useless movie quotes.
Things I do not know:
Why I came into this room.
— Mommy Cusses (@mommy_cusses) April 16, 2018
— Aaron Railton 🌐 (@Icecoldkilla2k9) June 2, 2018
We spent A LOT of time watching it:
Me: It's like that episode where Brenda and Dylan-
Me: Forget it. You can't help me.
— Lurkin' Mom (@LurkAtHomeMom) November 23, 2015
The cartoons were better:
— tara strong (@tarastrong) June 2, 2018
Even Nickelodeon was amazing back in the day:
— Zay (@xbyrd45) June 2, 2018
And we still know the lyrics for our favorite ’90s shows, too:
— Theresa (@tlcprincess) July 12, 2017
We had pogs. And we didn’t even know why they were awesome, but they were, dammit:
A moment of silence for our kids who will never know the thrill of schoolin' another kid at a game of pogs in the 90s.
— Mommy Owl (@Lhlodder) July 9, 2016
We all died at least once playing Oregon Trail:
— A.J. (@FunnyOnOccasion) September 27, 2016
And we’ll never be too old for ’90s video games:
— 90s Kid (@WOWFlashback) January 28, 2016
We didn’t have to Instagram every meal before eating it:
Only 90s kids will remember this! *enjoys something without documenting it on social media*
— Kevin Farzad (@KevinFarzad) July 18, 2013
We couldn’t even see our photos before getting them developed:
#MyFavoriteThingAboutThe90s Disposable cameras and being surprised by the photos when you picked them up from being developed. And you could rip up bad photos and they were gone forever lol.
— BK (@BBthedreamer) June 3, 2018
We learned patience through dial-up modems:
90's problems. pic.twitter.com/QVQFFQjVDF
— History Lovers Club (@historylvrsclub) May 23, 2018
And back when we had to wait for Netflix before streaming:
Remember Netflix before streaming? When you could only pick up to 3 DVDs at a time. pic.twitter.com/OkvzviRUXo
— 90s Kid (@WOWFlashback) January 3, 2017
But it was worth the wait:
— Robin Shanea (@rshanea722) June 3, 2018
We wore whatever we wanted:
I just remembered how often I casually wore vests in the ‘90s and now my whole day is messed up
— AsKateWouldHaveIt (@KateWouldHaveIt) March 29, 2018
We took our body piercings and tattoos seriously (read: not seriously at all):
Tramp stamp ✔️
Ankle tattoo ✔️
Residual belly piercing scar ✔️
I'm a giant walking, talking cliche from the '90s.
— SingleBabyMama (@_SingleBabyMama) April 1, 2016
Even the drinks were good:
— 90sManiax (@90sManiax) June 2, 2018
The ’90s were a time when the X-Files were good and butterfly clips were cool. It was a simpler time, when the idea of a Donald Trump presidency was nothing more than a terrible joke.
Well, at least some things never change.