10 Things Only Gen X Moms Would Say

Born between 1965 and 1979(ish)? If so, welcome fellow Generation Xer! In fact, I was born smack dab in the middle of what I consider to be the most totally tubular — and inexplicably overlooked — generation. To help celebrate all things Gen X, as we should do more often, here are 10 things that only we Gen X moms would probably say (besides “gag me with a spoon”):

#1 — “Back in my day, we didn’t have playlists — we had mixtapes. AND THEY WERE AWESOME. So much more personal.”


#2 — “No, you don’t need another game for your iPad. The only games I had for my Atari were Frogger and Centipede, and I survived somehow.”


#3 — “I can’t believe we lost Prince and George Michael in the same year. *SOB* There goes MY childhood.”


#4 — “We didn’t have caller ID when I was a kid, so we had to *69 people.”


#5 — “If you think Harry Styles looks good with a popped collar, you should have seen Rob Lowe!”


#6 — “I remember when MTV was actually a music video channel.”


#7 — “You think your wireless connection is slow? Ha! We used to have a dial-up that made a horrible screeching noise while it took, like, ten years to connect!”


#8 — “You call that haircut the ‘Kristen Stewart? Pssshhh. It’s the ‘Sinead O’Connor!'”


#9 — “You’ll thank me one day for slathering you in sunscreen. You see these wrinkles? Two words: TANNING OIL.”


#10 — “New Kids on the Block were our One Direction.”

Candy Kirby

Candy is the founder of The Mom Beat and a humor columnist whose work as appeared in Redbook, Nickelodeon's NickMom, Disney's BabyZone, HelloGiggles and eHow. She also used to be a staff writer for the soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful, where she penned many scripts featuring prolonged heated stares and countless “Who’s the Daddy?” story lines. Candy lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two young kids and three rescue Persian cats, the latter of whom are the real brains behind this operation.