If you grew up in the ’00s, you’ll probably look back on your childhood and think… ‘wtf?’ But looking back, some aspects of this era have their definite perks. Yes, you might regret your crimped pink hair, but at least you got to grow up with Spongebob. Take a look at the things you’ll only remember if you grew up in the ’00s….
You lied about your age to get on Facebook
Everyone was doing it, and everyone did it. Yes, even you. Facebook was the new ‘in’ thing, and you weren’t going to let age stop you. So what if you had to be 16 years old? You could easily just change your birthday to see what all the fuss was about…
You grew up with the Disney Channel
Whether your favorite was Hannah Montana, That’s So Raven!, Lilo and Stitch or Lizzie McGuire, the Disney Channel was your go-to channel to watch when you got in from school. Your homework could wait… Miley Stewart was just about to become Hannah Montana.
Boybands were the loves of your life
Fighting out which Jonas Brother was the best looking was just a daily occurrence for you and your friends. Joe Jonas was the edgy one, Kevin Jonas was the funny one, and Nick Jonas was the grown-up one. Which one was your crush?
Justin Bieber was your soulmate
Justin Bieber was every ’00s girl’s crush and the style icon for every ’00s boy. He somehow made the bowl haircut look cool, and his voice… well, his voice was something else. And of course, his songs were all directed to you, because you were his, “Baby, baby, baby, oooooooh!”
And your boyfriend had to have a JB haircut
Because of your love for the one and only JB, your real-life boyfriend just had to be like your fake boyfriend. If he didn’t rock the Justin Bieber haircut, wear baggy jeans and colored sweatshirts… well, he just didn’t make the cut.
A time before cell phones and internet? What?
There was a time before cell phones? What was it, the stone age? Your ’00s life revolved around your cell phone and talking to your friends. Being disconnected from your cell phone for even just a minute would result in some serious separation anxiety. And you didn’t want that.
Vine was your life
The ’00s made Vine cool, and your ultimate dream was to become a true Vine star. You’d post the most random videos that nobody would care about because you just had to ‘do it for the Vine!.’ The application took its last videos in 2016. R.I.P Vine. ’00s kids miss you.
You just had to wear Abercrombie and Fitch
Abercrombie and Fitch was the only acceptable brand of clothing to wear in the ’00s, with a small exception of Hollister… occasionally. Your favorite ’00s stars wore Abercrombie and Fitch (think The O.C) so, of course, you had to wear it too. If you didn’t have the A & F on your clothing, you were a nobody.
You completely related to Gilmore Girls
Lorelei and Rory Gilmore made your life complete, and you got way too into their lives. Who else wished they could move to Stars Hollow and become best friends with them? You practically grew up with Rory anyways, and you got really frustrated when she picked Dean AND Logan over Jesse. I mean, he’s a man who reads and is super good looking… come on, Rory.
Soulja Boy Told ‘Em
You knew all the lyrics, and dance moves to Soulja Boy Tell’em – Crank That. It most likely became your cell phone ringtone at one point, and you loved nothing more than to show off your perfect routine at school dances – Supermans and all. Now watch me youuuuuuuuuuu!