Whether we accept it or not, one day we’ll wake up no longer in the days of our youth. Our hair will be grey (if it’s there at all), our collagen will be depleted, and our joints will be stiff. That thought doesn’t have to get you down though! One look at these badass grandparents and you’ll see that growing old doesn’t have to be a bad thing—in fact, it actually looks pretty awesome. See for yourself.
“Sorry, Can’t, I’m Busy”
When you’re in your youth, there’s a certain pressure to go out on the weekends… even if you really just want to stay in and binge watch Netflix while eating no less than 13 servings of popcorn. This grandma knows her priorities and she’s not afraid to decline your invitation to hang out to do what she really wants.
Perhaps the best thing about being old is that you essentially get a “Get Out Of Jail” pass for everything. You’ve been on the planet longer than most, so why shouldn’t you do whatever you damn well please all the time? This sassy grandpa who was dragged to a Painting With a Twist class is the perfect example of exercising his right stay say no.
There comes a time in your life when you realize that people are generally terrible and there’s probably no point in preaching positivity everywhere you go. This grandma figured that out a long time ago and she wants everyone to know it. We can only hope to be as honest and open as her one day.
Someone Get This Granny To The Doctor…
…because she’s SICK! Who knew grandmas could shred with the best of them? Judging by this grandma’s sassy outfit, sick skateboarding skills, and that priceless look on her face, she’s clearly living her best life. And just look at that youthful bend in her knees. You keep doing you, grandma!
“Just One Fork Please”
Growing up our parents always told us we had to finish our dinner before we could have dessert…but this grandma has us questioning everything. From the joyous look on her face to the gigantic pie (and no signs of extra plates or utensils for sharing), this dessert-loving granny has life all figured out.
There’s just so much to love about this photo that we don’t know where to start. From this grandma’s stylish wayfarers to the cigar in her mouth and that class of whiskey in her hand, she instantly brings a smile to our faces. She’s living proof you don’t have to be young to party on.
A “Scrapbook” From Grandma
This grandma clearly knows what millennials really want. After graduating from college, the fresh grad was gifted this “scrapbook” from his grandma. To his delight, the scrapbook wasn’t filled with memories (c’mon we have Facebook for that), but rather, cold hard cash. Finally, a useful gift. Thanks, gram!
These Grandparents Are #RelationshipGoals
You know what they say—teamwork makes the dream work. And judging by this photo, that sentiment still holds true well into the later years of our lives. We can only hope that one day we’ll have a relationship that is as pure as this one is.
Sure, we think we know how to party, but just check these grandparents out. Between the beers in their hands and the extra sassy granny proudly giving the bird, we’ve been underestimating who the real party generation is this whole time. Party on y’all!
Wait! Before I Blow Out My Candles…
Sure, smoking isn’t good for you—but to reach 100 years old, you have to be somewhat of a healthy individual or have at least hit the genetic lottery. Either way, once you enter the centenarian club, it’s safe to say you can do whatever you want for the rest of your life.
All She Wanted For Her Birthday Was Tim Tebow
With old age comes wit, wisdom and knowing what you want out of this life and not caring what anyone else thinks. So when this grandma told her family all she wanted for her birthday was buff athlete Tim Tebow, they listened and they delivered.
N2M Just Skydiving, HBU?
Life is short, so it’s important to live it to the fullest and in a fearless fashion. But even though we know this to be true, it’s not always easy to live our lives accordingly. This grandma who just got done skydiving is the perfect example of living a full and fearless life!
It’s Not Dumb If It Works
Sure, technology has made our lives easier—but in lots of ways, technology has made our lives that much more complicated too. This grandpa understands that there’s something magical about the good ol’ days when things were simple. He doesn’t need a fancy iPod to listen to Woody Guthrie’s Greatest Hits anyway!
Grandmas Are The Real Fashion Icons
We’ve gotta give it to this grandma for her bold sense of style and wearing whatever she wants. Sure, it might be borderline inappropriate but we like to think part of having life figured out is not giving a single care in the world.
Rock On, Grannies
This pair of grandmas proves you can knit a sweater by day and perform a rock concert for your friends at the retirement home by night. We can only hope that when we’re their age we’ll be half as cool as them.
Grandparents Just Wanna Have Fun
If there is a single photo that should restore your faith in humanity and make you want to grow old with your #bae, it’s this one. This grandma and grandpa truly have it all figured out and are the perfect reminder that you can have fun no matter how old you are.
They See Me Rollin’, They Hatin’
As Chamillionaire once said: They see me rollin’, they hatin’, patrolling they tryin’ to catch me ridin’ dirty, tryin’ to catch me ridin’ dirty, tryin’ to catch me ridin’ dirty. This grandma truly doesn’t have a care in the world. And while she probably wasn’t listening to this song when this photo was snapped, we can still pretend.
Like A Boss
As we learned from The Lonely Island, it’s important to do everything you do “like a boss.” This grandma doesn’t need a coffee mug to remind herself she’s the boss around here though. She’s the boss and she knows it, and wants to make sure everyone else knows it too.
Grandma Knows Best
Grandparents have been around the sun more often than most of us. This means they’ve been on the planet long enough to know what they like and what they don’t like. If there’s one universal truth about grandparents it’s that they’re not afraid to tell you have they really feel.
Taking No Chances
When you’ve been together as long as these grandparents have, you know what works and what doesn’t and you’re not ashamed to show it. Honestly, these shirts are brilliant and our lives would probably be a lot easier if we forced our significant others to wear them too.