Parents weren’t always parents. They were once young and fun and wild. Then they became parents.

Sometimes it’s a big shock for kids to learn that their parents had a life before them. A life that was actually cool. A life that was cooler than theirs.

It’s a complete shock to them. Especially after all the dad jokes and mom jeans they’ve heard and seen over the years. But once they find photo proof, there’s little they can do to deny it.

Here Are 55 Times When Kids Discovered They’re Parents Were Cooler Than Them: