05/05/2018 06:43 BST | Updated 05/05/2018 06:43 BST

26 Pics That Prove Your Mom Has Always Been Cooler Than You

There's really no competition.

One of the best parts of getting older is realizing that your mom is a highly impressive, badass woman who was living a rich, interesting life long before you came along. (But hey, bonus points for raising you.)

With that in mind, we asked our readers to share their favorite old-school pictures of their moms. They did not disappoint. When your mom is this effortlessly cool, it's an honor and a privilege to be called a chip off the ol' block.

Note: Some readers requested that we use only their first names to protect their privacy. Submissions have been edited for style and clarity.