We have to admit it. While we know a lot has changed since our parent’s were our age, we need to give them more credit.
As millennials, we have become “woke” when it comes to everything, not just #BlackLivesMatter. We are more conscious about what foods we are putting in our bodies and how other people self-identify. Oh, and we are basically the same age as the internet.
If you are a parent, I’m sure that you know the struggle of keeping up with what’s current in your children’s lives.
Here are 7 silent struggles that every parent of a millennial can relate to:
Mom: so glad that you came home to visit! I made your favorite.
Us: oh thanks, Mom but I'm vegan now...
Mom: wait, I thought that you were paleo and gluten-free...
Us: That was earlier this year, but I watched this documentary and realized what animal products do to our body.
Mom: well, here's a carrot. Can you eat that?
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Us: Dad, it's LGBTQIA now to include
Dad: What? When did this happen? What does this even mean?
(shirt via thequirkshop.com)
Mom: I hear Lauren got into grad school. Where is she going?
Us: Lauren goes by they/them pronouns, not she/her...
Mom: But she's one person...
Us: They don't identify with the genders that society has tried to assign us.
Mom: wait, who is going to see that?
Us: Nobody mom, it deletes in 24 hours.
Dad: what's so funny?
Us: Oh my god, Alicia just sent me this meme *shows phone*