Every now and then, and I mean very rarely I get this overwhelming urge of sentiment for my childhood. During these times I start reminiscing about the things that made me really happy during my childhood years and this is a post dedicated to that. I hope you enjoy, but more importantly I hope you can relate to at least one of these things…I’m 22 years old there has to be at least a few of you who will connect and say “Ahhh! I totally remember that! How cool!!!” lol
*Just a side note* I know my blog has been almost purely reviews lately…I’m trying to show my readers the real me and this includes opening up about my life and my past. I hope you enjoy getting to know the real Nina Say!
So here we go, things that bring me back to my childhood and fill me with a huge sense of nostalgia. But I think I said that already…
This memory is very vague, but I have memories of playing this game and thinking it was the coolest thing in the whole world. Not only was I learning but I was playing this game on a box with colors and it looks oddly like a TV. I was always amazed by computers and it is good that these kinds of games were around because back in the early days of my education I wasn’t the greatest at math. I completely understand why being tricked into learning is effective. If you really want to go back in the day with me you can play Number Munchers online!
To this day I am a huge Sailor Moon fan. I still will buy t-shirts with the face of the sailor scouts or the show logo if I see it. My mom even got me a Sailor Moon sweater last Christmas and you know what? It was the highlight of the holiday for me! I have even taught Zoey about how amazing Sailor Moon is and she is now a next generation fan of the show.
I would record the episodes on VHS and watch them over and over again as well as spend my good report card money on the movies. I still have them somewhere…
There is also going to be a Sailor Moon 20th Anniversary show this year. I cannot wait for that! One thing I always remember about watching Sailor Moon as a kid is seeing this logo after each episode ended:
Then I watched the un-dubbed uncensored non American version and never saw the DIC logo again. And for those who haven’t seen this logo before it is pronounced deek. I don’t want you walking around mispronouncing that one!
I don’t have too much to say about these…they tasted great. My brother and I always fought over the last one because our initial agreement to have three each never stood for very long. Yada Yada.
The reason this is on my list is because of the little crescent shaped top that twists off. We used to put these in our mouths and pretend we had retainers. Looking back now as a mom I see this as a major choking hazard but this was a lot of fun back then. I don’t know why we thought having a retainer would be so cool.
During my later elementary school years gel pens were all the rage. It was super cool to bring gel pens to class and honestly I do not know why because they were impossible to see on paper and the colors we tended to have were pastel and light in nature. It even got to the point where the teachers made it a classroom rule that we were not aloud to use our gel pens on an assignment. I also ran into not being able to read my notes because they were written in gel pen. Oh, and they smeared. A lot.
The Piggy in the Puddle book:
This book brings me back to being a small kid before starting school. It holds so much sentimental value to me because my mom would read this book to me and I found it hilarious that she seemed to have every aspect of performing this book down. She would voice each character individually as well as read through the book super fast. Hearing her catch her breath after a reading was entertaining. I bought this book for my kids and they love it, I must admit I am not as good as my mother though when it comes down to actually reading it.
The Princess and the Goblin:
I loved fantasy movies when I was a kid. This is one of those films that I would watch over and over again. I specifically remember getting this VHS for my birthday and loving it instantly. This is a movie I would love to find for Zoey to watch. This movie filled me with magic and adventure and a little bit of girl power. Yeah this is just one of those things that made a little girl in the 90′s feel empowered and strong. Not as powerful as Sailor Moon, though.
Like I said earlier, I was into a lot of fantasy based entertainment. I loved the romance involved and the pure spark of it all. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve re-watched this movie even as an adult. I have to admit though as an adult there are some aspects that are a little more annoying than they used to be but I still enjoy it. More than I should I think.
Nothing made craft day more special than when our elementary school teacher would take out the stock pile of scented markers. I remember my absolute favorite was the chocolate scented one, and I was always the odd one out because the fruity smells appealed to everyone else. There was nothing like making your nose hurt after sniffing these scented markers a little too much.
Is it just me or did these markers just disappear from the face of the earth after 6th grade?
You have no power over me…
Okay I’m a nerd. I loved this movie so much, still do. There were definitely a few parts that creeped me out (like the puppets that took off their heads) but this fed my love of fantasy, adventure, and music…
…and David Bowie.
This movie gave my a huge crush on Bowie. I don’t know why, but besides the Hanson boys he was my childhood crush.