Plenty about the world has changed in the past twenty to thirty years, but one of the starkest contrasts is how much later people are waiting to get married and have children of their own.
There are lots of smart people who have great theories on why that is, but I personally think that some of it is because of our parents – they were secure enough to raise us to not have to think about responsible stuff until we absolutely had to, so we kind of got a late start.
If you’re wondering what exactly I’m on about, these 10 pictures are great at illustrating the point.
10. They look like they knew how to have a good time.
And she sure does, too.
My parents at 28 vs me at 28 pic.twitter.com/XcIw0x58Ug
— M (@901omo) December 11, 2020
9. Handsome and happy.
Can’t imagine any complaints there.
My parents at 22 & 29 vs me at 22 & 29 pic.twitter.com/6HYrNkvPfB
— ѕ α ℓ ν △⃒⃘ ∂ σ я (@SalvaCambranes) December 8, 2020
8. I bet they’re so proud.
But not as proud as the parents of the boy in the picture on the right.
My parents at 18 vs me at 18 pic.twitter.com/nR9FLPnkJb
— Josiah Converse (@JosiahJC01) December 8, 2020
Their parents look so incredibly wholesome.
My parents at 24 vs me at 24 pic.twitter.com/VfszqEt73P
— princess (@sandrakaldas) December 8, 2020
6. People had kids so young.
And we can’t criticize, because here we are.
My parents at 24 vs me at 24 🥴🥴🥴 pic.twitter.com/0xCe9imTYK
— Justin Vallee (@jevallee37) December 8, 2020
5. Her parents just didn’t have digital photos.
Our grandchildren are going to have questions.
My parents at 22: Me at 22: pic.twitter.com/EeIuuLtGnQ
— Wicked Pie 🕸🖤 (@_Kennethhhhh) December 10, 2020
4. That’s a big drink.
Those cute little baby cheeks, though!
My parents in their early 20s VS Me in my early 20s pic.twitter.com/ej5n9T442I
— lexiii 🌹 (@lexi_frmdablock) December 11, 2020
3. How cute are those parents??
Also, what is going on in that second image??
My parents at 22 vs me at 22 pic.twitter.com/iwgiJpNkDL
— Megan 🙂 (@meganelliott11) December 8, 2020
2. She has her mama’s smile.
And maybe her taste for tequila, idk.
My parents in Me in my early
their early 20s Vs. ~20s~ pic.twitter.com/aJuXZC046d
— lil’ hot girl✨ (@keekalicous) December 8, 2020
1. They look like they knew how to have fun.
I guess they passed it on.
— Jessica Mendieta (@JMendieta42) December 8, 2020
Things aren’t better or worse, I don’t think, they’re just different!
What’s the biggest difference between your life and your parents’ lives when they were your age? Tell us in the comments!