Like most millennials I know, I tend to fit some stereotypes and not others. I am on the "older" end of the generation, and raised with a sibling who technically came before it, so what influenced me didn't necessary influence other millennials. Still, there are some things about millennial life I hold dear to my heart and, now that I’m a mom, definitely want to introduce to my young son.
In fact, I suspect there are lots of things millennial moms want their kids to know. Not in a, "We hiked two miles uphill in the snow both ways to get to and from school, and we liked it,” kind of way, but more in a, "We didn’t have unlimited texting plans and Google didn’t even exist and sometimes we had to blow on our video games in order to get them to work,” kind of way.
I suppose, if you really think about, what this millennial mom (and many others, I'm optimistically assuming) wants her kids to know doesn't vary from any other mom born in any other time period. Each generation is going to have our trends and quirks and pop culture cornerstones. However, the really important stuff is what we choose to pass along. Am I going to go out of my way to make sure my son knows and loves the soundtrack to Bazz Luhrman’s Romeo + Juliet? Probably not. However, I'll probably make sure he’s familiar with The Princess Bride, as well as the following truths: