Our world has changed so much in the past 30 years that people who passed away in the late seventies or early eighties would hardly recognize it today. Technology, fashion, and other advancements have crafted a brave new world that we’ve adapted to well enough, and it can be easy to forget how things were just a generation ago.
That’s where these 12 side-by-side photos come in handy – because these are parents and their children, just one generation apart but living in completely disparate worlds.
12. To be fair, the kid looks like he’s having more fun.
Probably because his parents didn’t have too much fun.
My parents at 24 vs me at 24 pic.twitter.com/iG1q1mdTpj
— Iveezy (@Bloody5Iveezy) December 7, 2020
11. This one made me snort.
They must be so proud.
My parents at 20 vs me at 20 pic.twitter.com/mXALhLouoB
— Stefo🦦 (@StefiRie) December 8, 2020
10. I hope she at least invited them over.
They gave up their youth for her and everything.
— brianna🪐 (@bryyvette) December 9, 2020
9. I can see they raised you right.
I’m not sure they would agree, but…
My parents in their 20s vs me pic.twitter.com/mNTgPSMHSX
— Elliot (@heyelliotgreen) December 11, 2020
8. Y’all look at those babies.
All three of them, honestly.
my parents at 20: me at 20: pic.twitter.com/kW03LtUxIi
— MIA (@_meeuh) December 11, 2020
7. Everyone looks happy and healthy.
Win win win!
My parents at 23: Me at 23: pic.twitter.com/C8sGxV5syH
— Hannah Krukewitt (@HKrukewitt15) December 11, 2020
6. Her parents look extremely cool.
I’m sure having a kid too care of that.
my parents at 19 me at 19 pic.twitter.com/NYHfbQ2E8H
— ecme (@eccemefe) December 12, 2020
5. I mean it was their birthday.
We can cut them a little slack.
My parents at 21 engaged: vs. Me at 21 drunk and ko: pic.twitter.com/BTcaXHJGjN
— elena 🦋 (@Duenas17Elena) December 8, 2020
4. A dog is a good first step.
You can leave it home alone, so that’s a bonus.
My parents at 21: Me at 21: pic.twitter.com/W0NK8IVffH
— emm 👾 (@_emogle) December 11, 2020
Just making all of those sacrifices worth it.
My parents at 25 vs me at 25 pic.twitter.com/TjSIe4ddii
— 💖👑 Ari 👑💖 (@Machin_Rose) December 8, 2020
2. The dog is stealing the show.
Also kind of her mother, because those cheekbones!
my parents at 21 vs. me at 21 pic.twitter.com/vcp6bEOEBb
— alex grainger (@GraingerAlex) December 9, 2020
1. Whew, that wedding attire is a RELIC.
Classic photo on the right.
My parents at 25 Vs. Me at 25 pic.twitter.com/ngxoKpawBh
— Vane💃🏼 (@laa_chona) December 8, 2020
It really kind of awes you, right?
What’s something that was normal when your parents were growing up but definitely wouldn’t be now?
Tell us in the comments!