Bear with me guys.
Yesterday I read this post by Nadine at Back East Blonde, and it got me thinking.
According to pretty much EVERY article out there on the interwebs, as a millennial I really shouldn't be allowed to raise a child. No, think about it. We are selfish, lazy, entitled, the 'Peter Pan' generation. We expect to have our dream job, with our dream paycheck right out of college. Oh, with two months paid vacation! We were raised that we are all winners. We want instant gratification and have the attention span of a fruit fly. We are unicorns!
I'm sorry none of that sounds....like good parenting material to me.
Yet here I am. Seven and a half years in.
In many ways I totally a millennial. I've taken my mom to my job. I read her my performance review last year because I wanted her to clap and tell me how awesome I am. (She did not disappoint.) I think I'm pretty awesome. I acknowledge I have to try hard to not be selfish.On the other hand I'm very much not. I knew going in I'd be on the bottom level of my chosen career path and that I would have to work VERY hard to get ahead. I know that my way isn't always better or the best. Be wise and listen to instruction kiddos. I don't expect insane work perks. In fact I was pleasantly surprised by the ones I got. I don't live with my parents. (Anymore :-P) Basically most of the time I try my damnedest to be lumped in with the tail end of generation Y. Hell...having Boomer aged me up at least 5 years right???
All that said there is a lot of stuff that we had growing up that Boomer doesn't.
Dial Up Internet
Cell Phones used to call people
Road trips that required maps
Nickelodeon that had good shows
Justin Timberlake in the band N'Sync
Basically. What I'm getting at is.
World if you think WE'RE bad.... wait until Boomer and her friends grow up.
|Grow up? Cuz why?|
Also...I'm pretty sure everyone hated the Baby Boom generation at one point.
Oh, and I still have a home phone...for what reason I'm not sure.