Life was simple in the ’90s. If you believe the hype, it was the best time to be a kid. In pop culture, Will Smith was showing off some serious dance moves in “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” the Spice Girls and Backstreet Boys were redefining pop groups, wide-leg jeans were back in fashion and Alicia Silverstone was teaching everyone just how clueless we could be.
It was a life before the Digital Age became rampant, when internet ran through phone lines, information was saved on floppy disks, selfies were pixelated and pets were, well, actually digital. Our childhood wasn’t based on technology, which was a luxury. Our pleasures were simple, and our future was full of opportunities. All in all, it was a more innocent time.
For those feeling nostalgic, here are some laugh-out-loud experiences from the ’90s that you can share with your own family. Or, at the very least, you can use them to remind your kids just how easy they have it now.