Weird question but hear me out.
Today is my mom’s 70th birthday and I posted a picture of her, and I can’t get over how good she looks for 70. But I’ve always thought she has looked good. She has fantastic, freckled olive skin, thick silky hair and hardly any wrinkles. I don’t think she wears makeup, other than mascara.
Thing is, she’s short and squat. Thanks to having two 10lb babies, I’ve never known her to have any shape other than “apple”. So people would not think of my mom as traditionally good looking or sexy. She’s just mom-shaped and dresses kind of frumpy since she retired.
My dad is “traditionally handsome” I’d say. Tall and thin with blue eyes, nice hair, and a square jaw.
I find them both to be good looking, and when I see them in photos, especially when dressed up and smiling, they are just stunning.
It got me to thinking…does everyone find their parents to be good looking people due to conditioning? I mean they’re the first people we love. We love looking at them when we’re babies. We see ourselves in them.
I have a good relationship with my parents (some days are more rocky than others, especially with dad) so knowing them so intimately might make me see them better than someone who doesn’t know them. It could be that people with bad relationships with their parents see them as ugly old hags.
Being that I only have one set of parents, I just have no frame of reference outside my own experience.
So what do you guys think? Do you find your parents to be good looking because of science, or am I just a one-off?