As kids, Allison and I spent hours poring over Mom and Dad's old photo albums, drinking in their majesty, marveling over who those people even were. Who were those people!?! I mean, It looked like my mom and dad, only way awesomer.
Like here's Dad shelling beans on our front porch, for instance:
|Marlon Brando and Bruce Springsteen had a baby with a weird haircut.|
|Mom with football, Dad in background in hilarious jorts.|
But I admit, the photos have been a lot to live up to. The ones of Mom especially, since she was gorgeous and a bad ass and apparently had her very own paparazzi that followed her around everywhere. My mom's dazzling, happy visage plagued me for the entirety of my 20's. She really did her 20's up right.
But here's the bad news: I think having me and Allison made a difference to how cool my parents were. I mean, here's a picture of Mom maybe a year or two before she had me:
And here's one of us together when I was a wee babe:
I know, I know: the photo's not as good--it's just a snapshot. But so is this:
I guess there's just something about having kids. That's all I'm going to say. But I will give you some more pictures of my childless Mom to ogle because she was looking pretty great.