26/02/2015 07:20 GMT | Updated 26/02/2015 07:59 GMT

Dad Answers Daughter's Lament Of 'Why Can't I Wear Anything Cool?' With This Photo

It's a rite of passage for each and every one of us - rocking out with the latest tasseled waistcoat, believing you look awesome, when the reality is oh-so different.

One parent used his terrible high school photo as a handy parenting lesson.

He posted the below with the caption:

"When my daughter asks why she can't wear things she thinks are "cool", I show her this photo from my freshman year in high school"


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