Mum and dad, please: just stop being cooler than me

OPINION: My parents are cooler than me.

I had this sudden realisation when a friend of mine accepted an invite to their wedding party-themed anniversary celebrations, planned for next month.

Apparently as you get older, you also get wiser and cooler, which sounds like a decent trade-off to me.

They want the women to dress up as bridesmaids and the blokes to dress as groomsmen.

I should have felt an inkling that they were cooler than me when mum hosted an 80s themed event for her 50th birthday.

People of all ages, my friends, my brother's friends, my parent's friends and our family all turned up for the party looking awesomely daggy in 80s regalia.

It's not every person who can transcend different backgrounds and different age groups the way my parents can, and bring them all together wearing psychedelic clothing, but somehow they manage to do it.

They've put the party up on Facebook as well, proving exactly how technology savvy they are, and have invited guests from their friends' lists with specific instructions on what the party will be like.

Next month my parents will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary.

It's a milestone not everyone achieves and I'm sure as it gets closer I'll write another column talking about how much I love them and how proud I am of them.

But for now, Mum and Dad, please: just stop being cooler than me.



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