My wife and I have three kids; ages 13, 14, and 15. They simply can't believe some things that are cool now were cool when I was their age. For reference, I'm 38 and graduated high school in 1989. Even though I'm pushing 40, I consider myself pretty "cool". As an example, I bought a pair of retro checkerboard Vans a few weeks ago. All three kids were like "Dad, you can't wear those! You are way too old for those!". It simply blew their minds that I was rocking the same shoes over 20 years ago. My son recently asked for a pair of Doc Martens for his birthday. He about fell over when I went to my closet and produced a pair of 8 eye Docs that I bought in 1990. Music is another big one. Even though my son has been familiar with my music collection for quite awhile, it still amazes him that I listen to some of the stuff that I do. He really freaked out when he was digging through my CD collection and found my Pantera CDs. He can't believe that someone "old" would listen to Pantera. I then reminded him Pantera was formed in 1981... when *I* was only 10 years old. Not to mention that I used to skate pretty seriously when I was a teenager. Heck, I even used to rock the half pipe. If you believed my kids, skating wasn't even invented until the X Games. Other than the Vans, I generally "dress my age". I'd really like to walk out of the bedroom one day wearing my old Iron Maiden t-shirt, ratty Levi jacket, and ripped up jeans. That would probably send them all right over the edge.