Y'know those things we all loved in the 90s but pretend to hate? We don't really hate them. It just seems like something we have to say when we're talking to everyone else about "how lame" everything was and how things are better now.
Well LISTEN UP. They are not better. Things now are dumb and confusing and all around not cool. Do I sound like a cranky old lady when I say this? Yes. Do I care? Not even a little bit. Maybe it's because all the things we do or have now relate to being an adult, but I really just don't care for them.
These are things from our childhoods we would all welcome back with open arms, despite saying we've "moved on" from ever liking them in the first place.
I wasn't allowed to bring my Tamagotchi to school, so the longest it ever survived was two days over the weekend. Many people will tell you they're "for kids" and "no longer technologically superior" but those people are just mad that they never actually had a Tamagotchi, and were stuck with Dinky Dinos.
2. Phone Conversations
Whhhhhy are people so hard on actually speaking to your friends on the phone? Sure, texting is convenient and my preferred method of communication, but there's still something to be said about hearing another person's voice and reaction when you're telling them a story. I'm not saying we need to be constantly on the phone, but I can't count the number of times I've sent a massive text and realized calling would be easier.
Plus, how fun was it to sit on the phone for an hour with your best friend gossiping?
GPS is more convenient and extremely helpful, I'll give you that. But I still cherish the memories of going on a road trip and having to unfold a giant map to figure out where to turn next. You got to see the entire city at once instead of just listening to a tiny machine give you exact directions. Using maps also made you pay more attention AND learn the way you were going. Similar to the whole "give a man a fish and he'll have food for a day, teach a man to fish and he'll have food for a lifetime" concept, your GPS will get you there, but a map taught you how.
4. Fortune Tellers/Cootie Catchers
How else am I supposed to figure out what my future holds and who I'm going to marry? These were the ultimate decision maker and frankly, I miss having an easy solution. Plus, if you had one of these on the playground, you were the coolest kid at recess.
5. Computer Solitaire
If you're like me, you didn't really have internet privileges or fast enough internet to do anything fun, so you were stuck with the default games that came on the machine most of the time. Solitaire was a phenomenal way to pass time and also to feel like a grown-up. On the odd occasion you actually won, you were graced with the bouncing cards and you felt like you won the lottery. Sure, I bet there's similar games on computers now...but nothing will beat the original.