I was a kid in the 1990's, meaning that I had about three things on my mind: videogames, Nickelodeon and candy. I'm not a huge fan of candy anymore, but occasionally, at the strangest of times, a candy jingle from my childhood will pop into my head. Yesterday, the jingle for Baby Bottle Pops--"Baby bottle pops! Baby bottle pops! You lick the pop, dip and shake it! Then lick it again!--came back to me while I was in the shower. Let's take a look at some of those unforgettable sweets from my youth:
Now that we’re adults, we get utilitarian presents for Christmas. Nice sweaters because it’s cold. Cooking gadgets that help you open wine bottles more easily. Maybe a pair of slacks. After people have finished opening their gifts on Christmas morning, they’re pretty much done.
Not so when we were kids. Christmas morning would be only the beginning, and the rest of the day would be filled with completing the activity from the gift that you had just unwrapped. Those were really the gifts that kept on giving—the gifts of kits for kids. I know that I always got presents that involved some sort of activity, whether it was science or cooking or archeology.
Let’s take a walk down memory lane once again and revisit some of the best kid activity kits:
I don’t know of any game shows for kids these days. Not that I watch a lot of kids television, but it seems like it’s populated by made-up girls in trendy outfits, and, well, made-up boys in trendy outfits.
I was born eight years after Hillary, but I can recognize almost everything on the site. There’s a “The More You Know” background from NBC’s PSA’s and Buckholtz recently did a series of posts on childhood cakes shaped as everything from Sesame Street characters to Dennis the Menace.
Take a browser down memory lane, and let’s talk about some of the greatest childhood memories I recalled because of I’m Remembering: