My daughter wanted a tattoo for a birthday gift~ so I said- "Maybe I'll get one too!" She couldn't BELIEVE I went through with it! She took pictures and told all her friends. Hey, It's only skin! I happen to like it now- and almost think I may get another. My son thinks I'm pretty cool too. He told me he was bragging about me cuz I'm retiring in June and moving to Germany just to teach 3 more years! They both think I'm pretty hip-but they are definitely hip, too! I'd definitely hang out with them if I was still 20 something!
This sort of nonsense cracks me up!! It sounds like this is a competition with kids or those of that age in relation to ourself. Why is it important or even all that desirable to be thought of as "hip" or "with it" to kids? Is it this "life affirming" thing we hear so much about?
Honestly when I see women who think they're so "with it" because they do things they see kids doing it puts me in mind of women who complain about men who don't or haven't yet grown up. How does having tattoos or listening to "hip" music make anyone cool-----and again why is it important to appear that way to your own kids?
I'd think trying to be an adult and exhibit the better traits of maturity as well as setting good examples would be a priority? I've heard over and over how kids need role models or parents-----NOT parents who want to be their "best friends".
Maybe I'm not young enough to "get it"???? LOL