Would you believe that the old man plucking vegetables from the backyard of your house in a Hawaiian shirt was once a cool dude? Or would you believe that the old woman baking cakes in the kitchen was very cool in her days? 

We assume that you might not believe this. After all, we think that it’s just us who are cool. But turns out our parents were much cooler than us. You can scroll down to see the proof. 

#1 My Mother When She Was A Tank Instructor In 1984

#2 My Mother Skateboarding Barefoot In California In 1974

#3 Late 1960’s, My Dad

#4 My Dad Sculpting A Bust Of My Mom 1980s

#5 My Mom At 16 Yrs Old With Her Camaro In 1975

#6 A Friend Of My Father’s, Telling Off A Klan Member. Auburn AL, 1985

#7 My Dad Being Infinitely Cooler Than I’ll Ever Be (1980)

#8 My Dad, Taken For Surfer Magazine. Peru, 1977

#9 My Dad Skateboarding At Hyde School 1982. I Think He Was Cooler Than Me

#10 My Dad Wasn’t Famous, But His Moves Were Pretty Cool (1977)

#11 I Found A Photo Of My Dad Cooking A Barbecue On Top Of A Moving Submarine

#12 My Dad’s First Car, A 1939 Ford. He Bought It With His Own Money That He Earned Farming (And Drove It Daily). He Was 11 When He Bought It, So This Photo Was Taken In 1948

#13 My Mom In Moscow 1975. From All The Stories She’s Told Me About Her Travels, I Wouldn’t Be Surprised If She Was A Spy

#14 My Dad In Saudi Arabia In The 70’s Working As A US Military Contractor Diving In The Red Sea

#15 48 Beers And A Unicycle. My Dad In The Early 80s

#16 My Dad In The 70’s Doing What He Loves. Father To 4 Boys. More Man Than Myth Or Legend

#17 My Mom When She Lived In Alaska With Her Husky Puppy, Okie

#18 My Moms Selfie Before It Was Cool (1989)

#19 My Mom And Dad On Their Wedding Day – 1980

#20 My Dad Teaching Math In Southern California (Late 70’s/Early 80’s)

#21 My Mom Skating With A Broken Wrist In The Late ’70s

#22 So I Was Going Through Some Old Photos And I Found This. My Dad Holding Magic Johnson And Looking Incredibly Bad-Ass While Doing It

#23 My Dad In Alaska, Circa 1980. I Hope To Be Half The Man He Is One Day

#24 Mom Wasn’t The Pilot, But She Was A Tech On The F-4 Phantom Back In The ’80s

#25 My Mom Winning The Pie Eating Contest By Beating All The Boys, 1950

#26 My Dad In France Is The ’70s (Ryan Gosling Might Need A Paternity Test)

#27 My Mom Working At Nasa, 1974

#28 Me Looking Up To My Fighter Pilot Dad In The Late 1980’s

#29 My Father In 1982. When I Asked Him What He Was Doing In This Photo, He Said, “Shooting An Album Cover. Duh”

#30 My Dad And His Cousins, Back In The Day. I Don’t Think The Cool Gene Was Passed Down To Me

#31 Mom’s ‘Garden’ 1980’s

#32 My Mother And Father Being Young And Awesome On Santorini Island, Greece, 1985. I Was Conceived There

#33 My Dad And Uncle At Their Joint Wedding, 1970’s

#34 My Cool AF Dad At 19 (1973)

#35 Dad In 1969. I’d Love To Know How This Happened