Millennial Mom Goes Viral For Explaining Why Boomers Should Stop Talking To Children They Don’t Know

Generational differences often come to light in unexpected ways, shining a spotlight on the evolving norms and boundaries of our society. One such topic of contention is the idea of approaching and interacting with children one doesn’t know.

Boomers, raised in a different era, may view such interactions as innocent gestures, while millennials, growing up in a more cautious world, often question the appropriateness of such encounters.

Recently, one Millennial mom (kay.n.zee’) went viral for her video asking Boomers to stop talking to children they don’t know. 

“This is my formal request as a millennial mom for boomers to stop talking to children that you don’t know”

“Other than simple things like ‘hi,’ or ‘I like your shoes.’ My daughter and I were just at Target and this boomer came up to us. She looked at my daughter, and she says, ‘Oh, you are so pretty.’ And my daughter just looks at her and doesn’t say anything, because she doesn’t talk to people that she doesn’t know. And I said, ‘Oh, thank you.’ She just stands there for a few moments, like, waiting for my daughter to respond. And then she says, ‘Oh, look at those eyes. So pretty.’ And I say, ‘Oh, thank you. She’s shy. She doesn’t talk to people that she doesn’t know.’”

“She just stands there and says, ‘You don’t think you’re pretty?’”

“Just like that. I was like, Oh my God. And I said ‘No, she knows she’s beautiful. She just doesn’t talk to people she doesn’t know.’ Why would you even plant that idea into her head? My daughter is two and a half. She doesn’t know what not pretty is. She knows that everyone and everything is pretty, beautiful, interesting.”

“Millennial and Gen Z parents are working so hard to break the toxic cycles of self-loathing and self-hatred that boomers instilled in them”

“But it’s like, every chance that they get to puke it out onto an innocent child, they take it. So annoying.”

“And then another weird thing that happened, and this was a while ago. My husband’s family is from Bangladesh. His skin is brown and I’m obviously very white and our daughter is lighter than him and darker than me. And again we were out at a store and this boomer man comes up to us and looks at my daughter and he goes ‘Man, she is beautiful. Look at that perfect olive complexion. Where is her father from?’”

“Leave us alone. Please stop talking to us”


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Mike Primavera

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