16 Ways We See Our Parents When We’re Young

The way we see our parents may change through the years, but some things will never change. And one thing parents and kids will always agree on is Totino’s Party Pizza, obviously.

1. Age 1: As Our Slaves

Adam / CC BY-SA http://2.0 / Flickr: aemullick

When we want it, we get it.

2. Age 2 : As Our Personal Bib

John Patrick Robichaud / CC BY http://2.0 / Flickr: troismarteaux

Because everyone needs a shoulder to spit up on.

3. Age 3: As Our Personal Janitors

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Because hey, life can get messy.

4. Age 4: As Our Protectors

Jessica Merz / CC BY http://2.0 / Flickr: jessicafm

Making sure the cold doesn’t get us.

5. Age 5: As Our Fairy God Mothers

Making sure all of our dreams come true.

6. Age 6: As Our Costume Designers

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So we can get the best candy come trick-or-treating, obviously.

7. Age 7: As Our Gift Givers

JD Hancock / CC BY http://2.0 / Flickr: jdhancock

Making sure Santa makes it happen.

8. Age 8: As Our Personal Stylists

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Screw the spelling be, second grade’s all about fashion 101.

9. Age 9: As Our Creative Guides

Steven Depolo / CC BY http://2.0 / Flickr: stevendepolo

Because playing with our food is okay, right mom?

10. Age 10: As Our Scientists

Todd Dailey / CC BY-SA http://2.0 / Flickr: twid

Someone’s gotta help us answer all the hard hitting questions with our science project.

11. Age 11: As Our Personal Chefs

Because every after school snack needs to be awesome.

12. Age 13: As Our Entertainment

Michael Albov / CC BY http://2.0 / Flickr: mikegoat

Because who doesn’t want the most enthusiastic parent at the school dance.

13. Age 14: As Our Referees

Tim Dawson / CC BY-SA http://2.0 / Flickr: cowcoptim

To make sure all of our matches have a clear winner.

14. Age 16: As Our Party Planners

David van der Mark / CC BY-SA http://2.0 / Flickr: d_vdm

Because every 16 year-old needs an over the top birthday bash.

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