Tari & Steve | North East, Maryland Lifestyle Photography
Contrary to (my) popular opinion for most of my teenage (and admittedly, some of my adult) years – I have recently decided that despite all odds, I have pretty cool parents. Even though my dad tends to ignore the fact that yes, you CAN wear too much denim all at once and even though my mom proudly displays a 6-foot (terrifyingly lifelike) Nutcracker named Sir Frederick every Christmas season at the bottom of the stairs (where, really, there is no creepier place for him to be when you are sneaking downstairs in the dark at 3am on Christmas morning), they still manage to hold status as two of the most fun and awesomely hip parents I know.
I guess it’s possible that their relative coolest factor increased as my definition of cool morphed from Care Bears to Jonathan Taylor Thomas to Seven Jeans to hooray-no-yoga-pants-on-a-Friday-night; but it’s also possible that they were cool from the very beginning and I was just too busy fashion-policing to notice. As a 27-year old undecided in the chicken before the demin-clad-egg war, I guess we will never know for sure. One thing I do know? I got my joy of laughter and sarcasm from that guy and my intense drive to succeed from that lady. You can thank them later for that.
Dear Mom & Dad. You will lose considerable cool points if you long-distance ground me for this post. Just saying. LOVE YOU.