Posts Tagged ‘90s life’
This is too funny!
If you grew up in the 90′s you definitely watched Full House (and are forever in envy of how Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen are set for life.)
Tom Hanks is a riot and portrays a slam poet SO well. How he knows all these details from Full House episodes is amazing. This is an incredible parody but also incredibly accurate. All around 90′s amazingness.
Growing up there were frequent go-to phrases my mom or dad would say to us when we were misbehaving or doing something they disapproved of. Which, even though my brother, sister and I were three of the most angelic children to kick it in the 90′s, happened frequently.
Most of these phrases make no sense and/or are extremely hyperbolic, and yet kids still believe them. That’s probably why these phrases have become so cliché they actually work as a disciplinary measure. Do parents still say these things? I wonder. I will have to make note to listen to parents next time their kids are acting up.
Anyway, yesterday my brother, mother, father and I got to laughing pretty hard as we reminisced about some of the memorable phrases from our childhood. The most memorable and foretelling sign we were in trouble was not a phrase at all, but rather one of two looks from my father. My dad would either quickly remove his baseball cap (which he STILL always wears) and scratch his head or he would just run his tongue along his upper lip probably in attempts to bite it or distract himself from exploding in anger. One of my favorite childhood memories is when my sister called him out on this at the dinner table. We were all pretty young and my mom couldn’t help but hold in her laughter, which instantly lightened the mood and brought the whole family to laughs.
So amongst laughs and good cheer, here’s the list we came up with:
- “Because I said so…”
- “You’ll appreciate this later.” or “You’ll understand when you’re older.”
- “I can’t wait until you have kids of your own!”
- “If you don’t clean your plate, you can’t have dessert.”
- “Who wants to play the quiet game?!”
- “Don’t make that face or it’ll get stuck that way.”
- “If your friends jumped off a bridge would you?”
- “Do NOT make me pull over this car!”
- “Don’t run with a stick, you’ll poke your eye out!”
- “I was born at night, but it wasn’t last night.”
- “You better clean up that mess before your mother gets home.”
- “Don’t make me tell your father.”
- “I’m going to count to 3…”
We had so much fun coming up with this list. I really want to hear the phrases you learned to roll your eyes to, so please comment below and share some of your favorites!
From evaluating my industry as a whole to strolling down Kellog’s memory lane, yeah, that’s how my blog rolls.
The other day at work we were rehashing childhood summer vacation memories. I got on the topic of cereal and I remember the only time we were ever allowed to eat those fantasized-about sugary breakfast bowls of colors were when we went on summer vacations. We would get the variety of 8 or 10 different mini cereal boxes. We always fought over who got which ones, the ones with the highest sugar content obviously being of the highest value. Lucky Charms were THE gold medal. No one wanted the Raisin Bran. Poor guy.
Do any of these bright boxes spark some memories? Please share !
My all time FAVORITE movie growing up was “The Land Before Time,” or the LBT as I like to refer to it. THE ORIGINAL. I think the second was pretty good too, but I’m not going to bring up the 9845760 LBT’s they made post the first, and one and only, LBT in my mind.
I think I made my dad watch this with me a hundred times growing up. He still makes jokes at my love for dinosaurs and how badly I loved this movie. One of my earliest, fondest childhood memories came immediately after one of my least fondest memories of childhood. The day I rode my tricycle into the MASSIVE prickly bush at the end of my neighbors driveway. My dad, screaming down the street after me, pulled my hysterical bum out of the bush and carried me inside. I remember he pulled all the thorns out of my legs and then put cold wash clothes on them. And then, of course, we watched the LBT.
I wanted to BE Littlefoot. Or at least be part of this super cool, now extinct, gang of young dinos that got to go on a sweet adventure to the Great Valley- unsupervised! No parents, loads of danger and fun with your friends on a seemingly impossible adventure to the most perfect place in the world? Duh. Count me in.
How cute was Ducky?
I WANT a tree star.
I still think Petrie is HILARIOUS.
Probably my all time favorite scene, though it’s impossible to pick just one.
WORD OF ADVICE: If you see this post and are inspired to YouTube other LBT clips, beware of the LBT montage. It’s a tear-jerker!