Dear Young Millennial Mom,
I think we’ve all heard by now about the side parts and skinny jeans commentary.
For you young mamas with twos still in front of your age or low threes, Gen Z collectively called you “ma’am” for the first time. It’s jarring, I know! I feel you, sister.
I’m an “old Millennial”. Closer to the 40 mark and my babies aren’t babies anymore. But with age comes wisdom (at least a little anyhow). I’d like to pass on some of this wisdom to you.
Don’t Forget Their Age
Don’t get triggered by their commentary! No one wants to hear they aren’t cool or that they’re old. But don’t forget, these kids are still kids. They still think the world is ending when they get ghosted by their crush. I’m sure they are telling each other about how they’d never be behind the fashion game when they are old. Or, ‘I’ll never have kids, gross’! It may be true for some but we know how that goes.
They Need Something To Regret
Thanks to Millennial makeup tutorials, Gen Z skipped the awkward makeup stage. You’re welcome, Zoomers! Pulling 90’s fashion out of the depths of the fashion dumpster isn’t a great move. But hey, every generation needs to look back and think ‘what were we thinking?!’. We already did grunge and the scrunchie game. You know why baggy Mom jeans went OUT of style, because they don’t look good on anyone. We know because we already lived through this. We have pictures that make us cringe in them but you do you, Gen Z.
If That’s How They Can Spot US
I’ll take it! They could have said, “grey hair and eye wrinkles”. If I got out of my leggings and put on my skinny jeans, cute top and cute shoes and that’s how you know I’m old…we are good! The closer I get to 40, the more confident I am in my existence. It’s the best part of aging!
Most Importantly, if you feel good about yourself in your skinny jeans and your side part…rock it Mama! You have more important things to worry about like, calming down your toddler who is having a meltdown about the blue cup they asked you for.
Old Millennial Mom