Nostalgia is always trending. Music, fashion, and art always come back around to reference trends from the not-so-distant past. And from the genius that is Stranger Things to the resurgence of the Pokemon craze, our favorite childhood pastimes are popular again and cooler than ever. We asked photographer Richard Ross to throw it way back to the 90's and let his childhood habits dictate his grown-up plans (which are totally all that and a bag of chips). What makes you feel like a kid again? Comment below!
1. Make A Blanket Fort
Take over your living room by building an old school fort with throw blankets, tapestries, pillows, and buckets of toys you haven't seen since you were ten. Pretend your iPhone is a CD player and prove that you know the words (and some serious choreography) to every NSYNC song. And whatever you do, NEVER let your little brother rip the tag off your Princess Diana Beanie Baby.
2. Host A Pajama Game Night
Remember when it was a big deal to get to wear your pajamas in the real world? Take back the excitement of forbidden comfort by having a game night with a PJs Only dress code. Don't Break The Ice, Hungry Hungry Hippos, and Mouse Trap are a must, bonus points if you can dig out your trusty set of Pogs.
3. Throw A Kiddie Pool Party
Maybe I've been hit too many times in the head with a hot pink pool noodle, but no summer is complete without the sweet sound of kiddie pools overflowing. Be sure to arm yourself with the appropriate snacks (Gushers, Warheads, and Push Pops) and feel the liberation of swimming less than an hour after eating. Now bust out your Super Soakers and get ready to annoy everyone within a twenty foot radius.
4. Sneak Out Of the House For No Reason
Even though you're definitely old enough to come and go at your leisure, create an elaborate Rube Goldberg Machine of a sneak-out plan that's completely obnoxious and completely unnecessary. The closer you can get to this scene the better.
5. Force Your Mom to Bring You Breakfast In Bed
Practice your fake cough under the covers and yell "Moooooommmm" in your most pitiful voice. You really really really need to rest (sniffle, sniffle); her eyes roll, but your heart rises as she brings you lucky charms, extra charms. She's definitely on to you, but goes along with it anyways and that's why you love her.
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