The 90s Decade
The 90s and Good-bye Single Life, Hello Motherhood!
Remember 45s, LPs and 8 Track tapes. Well, the first CD Player was released by SONY in October 1981. But before the CD Player was the SONY Walkman. (I still have mines, somewhere! )
Portable CD Players were introduced in the 80s but weren't predominant until the 90s. Within two decades we went from 45s to CD players. And in the 90s, I was no longer free and single. I was a new mom. Just like it was the end for 45s, LPs, 8 Tracks, this marked the end of my single life. Later in the 90s, I'll become familiar with school trips and chaperooning as well as Lion King, Hello Kitty, Ghostwriter, Justice League, Captian Planet, MTV, The Spice Girls and Cats the Musical. My daughter grew up in the 90s and she had friends--I became an official soccer mom when she became a teenager.
Good-bye single life--Aurevoir!
A Walk Down 90's Memory Lane
The 90's as a Mom
My Version of the 90s
My first movie I took my daugher to see was Beauty and the Beast. Next, I took my daughter to see The Lion King. I brought her the video and she watched it over and over again until it warped. I remember the "Hello Kitty" and Lisa Frank products. Remember the American Girls, I purchased several of those books for her. Pokemon was hot and it maybe still hot today? Along with Pokemon were the popular Giga Pets and tamagotchi toys. I also learn about Neopets. My daughter watched TV shows like the Xena:Warrior Princess, Magic School Bus. Recess, Are You Afraid of the Dark, Keenan & Kel and Ghostwriter.
Who is going to forget about Columbine, Oklahoma City Bombing, The OJ Simpson Trial or well, Monica Lewinsky & Clinton Scandal. Not to mention--GIRL POWER! The Spice Girl's "SPICE UP YOUR LIFE!" music video. Then there was Michael Jordan--with the nicknames, "Air Jordan" and "His Airness." I took my daughter to see the movie, "Space Jam." Remember Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle and their nemesis, Shredder.
Remember Pinky and the Brain. Pinky wanted to take over the world! Yeah right!! The Power Ranger was another of my daughter's favorite. She was the yellow power ranger one Halloween. "Where in the World is Carmen San Diego?" was another most watched TV show. Does anyone remember the show Beavis and Butthead? They were finally put to rest--YAY! Then there was Daria. The other regular watched TV shows were Sabrina, Charmed and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. In Olympics, I had my favorites like Dominique Dawes in Gymnastics and Carlos Lewis with the Long Jumps.
I am also a mom. For six years of my daughter's life, I was a single parent. My days were now filled with taken my daughter for her check ups, to the park, to visit Grandma and for the first five years of her life, Grand Pa. It also meant helping her with homework, reading to her and teaching her to read. It also meant buying little pet hamsters and waiting for that awful day when they die. Then you have to replace the hamster and repeat the whole scenario all over again. This stops once your child loses intrest in these animals. So halleluia, you finally do not have to hold your breathe and wait for that moment--"Mommy the hamster died." It meant finding baby sitters so I could work. It meant, that my daughters well being was the most important thing to me.
And the highlight of being a mom was taking my nephew and daughter to see the Broadway Musical CATS!
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American Culture History 1990
Finally the Millenium
Being Fifty and Fantastic will end with the new millineum. Before I go, a final tribute goes out to John F. Kennedy, Jr. On July 16, 1999, we lost John F. Kennedy, Jr in a tragic plane crash. He was the youngest of John F. Kennedy and Jackie Bolivar Kennedy Onassis.
John F Kennedy JR (Nov 25, 1960 – July 16, 1999) R I P
Did you become a parent? Were you a child or a teenager in the 90s? What stood out for you in the 90s?