It's a mostly true fact that '90s kids basically grew up with Michelle Tanner from Full House. She was the ultimate little sister and voice of reason to all. And, although Michelle was the youngest of the clan, she definitely shouldn't be written off as just the cute little sis. She was perhaps the wisest of the Tanner household and really never held back. In so many ways, she just understood fans. Looking back at her antics 20 years later, I'm realizing that Michelle Tanner from Full House is relatable now just like she was then.
Michelle had a way of being completely endearing — with the help of that cute little voice — while assertively standing her ground at the same time. Goals. Her approval would simply be marked by the iconic, "You got it, dude," and, when she wasn't putting up with something, she'd simply say, "Aw, nuts." In fact, she'd have no problem just flat-out asking people if they were crazy. She was pint-sized and uninhibited, unafraid to speak her mind. Not to mention the fact that Michelle would show an ice cream sundae who was boss, got away with nearly everything, and could bless someone with her affection at the drop of a hat.
Although Michelle would definitely be killing it these days, her younger self was already an idol. Here are times I've realized she was truly the real-life soul sister fans never had.
1. When Sitting Down For Any Meal, Ever
I'm hungry and I don't care who knows it.
2. When I Find A Good, Old Chocolate Chip Cookie Mesmerizing
Suffering from this daily.
3. When Celebrating New Year's Eve
I predict it'll be the same next year and the year after that.
4. When A Significant Other Pisses Me Off
I just really can't be bothered with them at the moment.
5. When My Friend Is Late And Tries To Act Like She Was Stuck In Traffic
Been there, done that, girlfriend.
6. When I'm Leaving The Office Every Friday
Someone's got their party pants on.
7. When I'm Convincing Bae To See The Movie Of My Choice
Studies show it works every time.
8. When Someone Questions If I Have Domino's On Speed Dial
Seriously, do they even know me?
9. When Someone Is Doing The Most And I Can't Hide How I Feel
I pull inspiration from the side eye OG right here.
10. When I'm Walking Into An Unexpected Sale
Counting my blessings for pay day.
11. When I See Ice Cream Come And All Desire To Be Ladylike Goes Out The Window
There's no way I can fully enjoy the experience if I eat it properly.
12. When I Feel Super Motivated To Work Out All Of A Sudden
...For the whole three days that it lasts.
13. When I Want To Be Shady But In A Classy Way
Michelle was truly a master at that.
14. When I Do Someone A Huge Favor And They Could Care Less
Like Michelle, I demand the receipts.
15. When I'm Dealing With A Sales Rep Who Lives To Make Me Miserable
Like speaking with the DMV, the insurance company, and most adults, honestly.
16. When I Celebrate Every Birthday
"Excuse me, total stranger on the subway, did you know today's my birthday?"
17. When The Person In Front Of Me At Starbucks Takes The Last Cake Pop
What did I do to deserve this?
18. When Bae Gives Me A Massage For No Apparent Reason
But it's not even my birthday?
19. When I Emerge For A Night Out
It's been a no-makeup-and-a-hair-bun type of week, and now it's time to thrive.
20. When I Lock Eyes With A Stranger At The Grocery Store
Calling my mom, immediately.
21. When I Decide My Lifelong Aesthetic
Michelle was an inspiration, a trailblazer, and an icon, really.