Kids Today Will Never Know How Awesome Summer Was In The ’90s

For kids today, summer vacation mostly consists of sitting on their cell phones in their nice air-conditioned house until mom or dad forces them to finally go outside and do something. Every once in a while the family might take a long weekend vacation together, but let’s be honest, technology has taken over for kids.

They might think they have it all, but our kids don’t realize how much they’re missing out on. Kids have no idea just how awesome it was to experience summer as a kid in the ’90s.

The Freedom We Had Was Next-Level

There was a certain freedom that we experienced as kids that just isn’t attainable anymore. It’s not that our parents neglected us in the ’90s, it was just a different time. We woke up, went outside, and didn’t come home until the streetlights turned on or we heard the call for dinnertime.

children playing in sprinkler in 90s summer
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JON LEVY/AFP/Getty Images

No one ever worried about us getting kidnapped or having to call Child Protective Services because all the neighborhood kids were just sitting on the green electrical box at the end of the street eating freeze pops, drinking Crystal Pepsi, and snacking on Reese’s Pieces.