This week my high school alumni magazine arrived in the mail. Paging through it, I came across an article about alumni parents. There are a lot of them at my alma mater; this is St. Small, after all. The article made the point that Gen-X alumni parents are beginning to arrive on the scene, slowly taking over from the Baby Boomer parents.
The truly horrifying part? All six "Gen X" parents they profiled in this article? Parents who now have freshman, sophomore, or junior sons and daughters? They all graduated after I did.
[Addendum: last night when my beloved read this, he said, "Wow, those people must have had kids really young." Okay, yes, but he was not getting the real problem. He got it when I shouted, "Don't you understand? I don't care if these people had kids young, I care that people I went to high school with HAVE KIDS IN HIGH SCHOOL! This makes me old!"]