Nostalgic parents wonder how the 90s got so far away
Twenty years may not seem very long in the grand scheme of things, but it seems adults with kids of their own are already getting nostalgic for the generation they grew up in – the 1990s.
A poll carried out by the Disney Channel on 2,000 people to mark the start of the TV show Girl Meets World found many people miss the simple pleasures they took for granted two decades ago, many of which were technology-related and have now been rendered irrelevant by its evolution.
Highest on the list of things most people missed was making tape recordings of the weekly Top 40, followed by having pen pals in the days before email.
Watching Top of the Pops came next, followed by buying singles on cassette. Other aspects of nineties life that made the top ten included waiting for photos to be developed (oh, the anticipation!), renting videos from the local shop and making plans that didn't constantly change as a result of mobile phones.
Indeed, it's hard to believe there was once a time when we made plans with our friends to meet up a whole week beforehand – and if they weren't there, you were left wondering why.
General manager of Disney UK Anna Hill said: "The findings reveal that many of us would dearly love to share our own experiences of childhood with our children."
And as if the parents quizzed weren't feeling nostalgic enough, the TV show it corresponded with is a spin-off of the hugely popular Boy Meets World. In fact, the main character Riley is the daughter of original protagonists Cory and Topanga. Won't that make them feel old?
If you want to channel some of the positivity you enjoyed as a youngster growing up during the 1990s, you could try talking to one of our psychic life coaches, who can teach you methods of relaxation that use past memories and even regression techniques. Just remember to drop the teenage slang before you return to the new millennium!