Parents were not always parents. They once had a childhood and a life full of adventurous memories. They were young, wild and daring. But many kids find it hard to believe that their parents had a life before them, or in some cases, a life which was cooler and wilder than theirs. Scroll down to take a walk back in time, and discover some of the coolest parents out there.
1. First Day At Nasa
This dad in the 80s had his first day on his job at NASA. We must admit the his pose is pretty cool.
2. Pilot Mother
We might have a winner for the 'coolest parent" here. This mom flew helicopters for the army in the 1980s. Just wonder what the kid will do when he grows up.
3. Diving From Submarines
This picture was taken on the Pacific Ocean, in 1983. It shows some guys diving from a submarine, which definitely makes them cool.
4. A Badass Woman
Everyone loves the idea of being badass. But can everyone be one? Of course not. This picture was taken in 1984 at Shreveport, Louisiana. It shows someone's mom standing among a group of guys. She happened to be the only girl in her welding class.
5. Motherhood Is Hard
Working while being a mom is definitely tough. This mother holds her kid while working on her master thesis in 1991.
6. Before Selfies Were A Thing
This dad is flying in Vietnam in the year 1969. He was a pilot of an AH-1 Cobra Attack Helicopter. The Pilot In Charge sat in the back seat and the pilot/gunner sat up front. The mirror was so that they could see each other and communicate.
7. Red Cross Volunteer
This mom was a Red Cross volunteer in WWII. She had her own radio show in the pacific theater to counteract Tokyo Rose
8. Hippy Parents
How adorable are these kids' parents? This photo was taken in 1972 in front of their store in Paris. We love those outfits!
9. For The Love Of Fishing
This dad prefers to fish on a nuclear submarine in 1966. We bet the fish never saw that one coming.
10. Bike Love
This dad loved his bike so much that he decided to take it on a road trip all over Europe. This is him during his trip in 1973. Let's hope that he stayed as cool after he became a parent.
11. Motorcycle Trip
This picture is of a dad in the 1980s. Even though his clothes are dirty, the million-dollar smile is still there. This photo was taken halfway through his motorcycle trip across Africa
12. Subway Of '80s In New York City
How cool is this picture of a dad traveling in the NYC Subway in the 80s? The system was really bad and now you know how cool this dad must be.
13. Working Out
This super dad had many fans in the '80s. He liked working out and eating only with knives while serving in the Philippines.