This post is dedicated to all my fellow 90's babies. Every year we get a little older and fashion trends change, music evolves, and childhood games just aren't the same. The one thing I miss the most will be the many TV shows that filled me with wonderful memories. These shows touched my heart in a special way. I'll share just a few because I could go on forever if I discussed all of them in depth.
1. Arthur- Every morning before school and right after, this was on my TV. Arthur reminded me of oldest brother and I was unfortunately D.W. (haha)! I loved how their relationship reminded me of our own at that time. Being the youngest and only girl, it's only natural to be a little pesky, right! Mr. Ratburn always creeped me out with his crazy unrealistic demands and his "nutritious" diet of nails for breakfast! I especially loved the episodes where they were more like musicals. Francine was my favorite during those.
2. As Told by Ginger- This show will always have my heart! I know I sound extremely dramatic, but it's so true. So many girls can relate to her. I was shy, raised by a single mother who worked in health care and had a few close friends. The episode "Hello Stranger" discussed her absent father and brought me to tears, but I love how creator's dealt with real life issues. Ginger, like many of us dealt with wanting to be popular, boys, sibling drama, and friendships.
3. Powerpuff Girls- I would still watch this show if it came on. I don't have a sister and want to be a superhero, so I live vicariously through these three. Their personalities are pretty different so most girls can pick one that represents them. My friends and I would debate who was Blossom, Bubbles, or Buttercup. I was always Bubbles! I remember my mother getting me a Bubbles doll when I was a little girl and I cherished it more than any other toy I had. Even though the show featured three girls, boys watched it as well for the crime fighting. I like that stereotypes were challenged in terms of what a girl's role is in society.
Writing this post and drawing these characters really brought me back and gave me a new found appreciation for my childhood.
What are some of your favorite shows? I would love to hear all about it!
Have a Wonderful Day!