Wednesday, May 4, 2011

To Be Young Again...

I know that for so many of us in the blogging community, we are either taking college exams now or are anticipating them in the coming weeks. This week is my crazy exam week and it really makes me think about just how much has changed since I was a little kid. Back when I was four years old, I loved everyone, I could be entertained with bubbles for hours, and I had no idea what an "exam" was. However, things are a little different and at 22 years old, I sometimes wish I could turn back the clock.
Maybe just so that I could be as cute as this little girl:

First of all, how cute is she!?!? Now, I'd like to go back and share a few things that remind of when I was that age, circa the 1990s.

The 90s
American Girl:I was obsessed with the American Girl brand growing up. I purchased the magazines, had the dolls (Samantha, Molly, Kirsten, Felicity, the baby twins, and one that looks like me), collected the trading cards and the paper dolls. To say I was obsessed was definitely an understatement. Interesting fact though: I saw on e-bay that issues which I still had up until a few years ago were selling for $15-30!

Pretty, Pretty, Princess:I loved this game and I'm so glad that little girls still play it.

Talk Girl: My brother and I had this. I can't believe that I owned this. Oh goodness childhood geekiness at its finest.

Pogs:I never actually understood the game behind it all, instead I simply collected them because I thought they were pretty.

My Little Pony: Still popular. I remember that there used to be the My Little Pony show on T.V. which I would watch when I would go over to my friends' houses. I didn't have cable then.

Skip-It:I had a few versions of the skip it. I'm sure that my mom was happy that I had something that kept me busy for awhile outside.

What were your favorite toys to play with when you were little?


SKB said...

I would love to go back to my childhood too!I am definitely older than you, but my favorite toys/games were Barbie, Cabbage Patch Kids, Strawberry Shortcake, Care Bears, and My Little Pony. They don't make all the cute toys that I had when I was a kid, they are so cheap now! Good luck on exams. I sure don't miss those.

ShortBlonde said...

I was OBSESSED with American Girls! I had Samantha, Kit, a lookalike, and a Bitty Baby...and all the books and too many doll clothes to boot. A girl I babysit for gets the magazine, and I like skimming through it- not much has changed! I believe I have all of my issues boxed up in the attic somewhere.

Caitlin C. said...

Your childhood sounds like it was a lot like mine!! American Girl dolls, Skip It, my Little Poney, and Pretty, Pretty Princess were all toys that I played with as well. I also loved beanie babies and gel pens and had massive collections of them!

The City Boy said...

i think about this ALL the doesnt even have to be a childhood. I think about how much changed just from senior year of high school.

Did you have ribbon dancers?!? They were right up there with skip-it

Sundresses and Smiles said...

I was a huge American Girl, Pretty Pretty Princess, Pogs and Skip It fan myself! When i was little I would even make my dad play Pretty Pretty Princess with me! Ah memories!

Jana said...

mannn I haven't thought about some of that stuff in a long time! I had tons of pogs and I loved my Talkboy. (and Home Alone) Maybe I should bring back the Skip It, it would be a good work out!!

Little Pink Rain Boots said...

There is so many things I wish I still had from my childhood. I used to love My Little Ponies and Pretty, Pretty, Princess, I would love to get a hold of one of those games for nostalgia purposes.


Sarah Jane said...

Ahh the days of sitting outside playing with American Girl dolls and games of Pretty, Pretty Princess. I would wear most of the jewelry that were props for this games in everyday life. :) Ohh and I never walked anywhere until I was using my Skip-It... To get the mail or just around the driveway. TAKE ME BACK TO WHEN I WAS LITTLE!

-Sarah from

Miss Lindsay said...

I am out of college.. but still a 90's child!! I just got rid of all my American Girl magazines recently when I helped my parents clean out their attic. I had a few AGs but Felicity was my favorite!!