Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Adulting

As kids, we imagine what it would be like to be an adult, and the expectations are different from reality.We find ourselves thinking, "I'm not an adult! I'm still too immature and irresponsible and clueless to be an adult!" We also realize this wasn't what we signed up for. This is hard, and more demanding than we had anticipated. All those daydreams about being a grown-up were silly, impossible fantasies.
Below are some of the realities we face when we grow up and find ourselves forced to act like an adult.


  1. Wanting to eat dinner, but being too lazy to make something, so you graze on random junk and call it a meal. Don't tell your mother you had leftover garlic bread, two strawberries, and some M&Ms for dinner.
  2. Not washing the stuff in the sink because you have to empty the dishwasher first.
  3. The dishwasher is empty, but you still don't want to deal with the dirty dishes in the sink.
  4. Wanting to whine over trivial things or throw a tantrum.
  5. Wanting to ask someone for help with a thing you should be perfectly capable of accomplishing, or wanting somebody to do it for you.
  6. The people your age, who you went to school with, are suddenly married and have kids. You can't fathom it, because you could have sworn you were all kids, and because these people are farther into the adult world than you.
  7. When the smoke alarm is chirping for some reason, and you wish somebody else would take care of it so you don't have to cease listening to music and writing a blog post in order to stop the noise.
  8. When your attempts to do something end up like this. Washing machine on fire- Today was the first time I did my laundry. It did not go well.
  9. That thing all grown-ups know how to do? You have no clue where to even begin.
  10. To avoid washing a plate, you eat your strawberries over the kitchen sink. I mean, you had to rinse them off anyway, might as well eat them while you're there.
  11. When you thought you were done with those stressful tests when you got out of school, but then you realize adulthood requires filling out forms, which feels about the same.
  12. When this happens.
    That horrifying moment when you're looking for an adult, but realise you are an adult. So you look for an older adult. An adultier adult, Someone better at adulting than you.
  13. You're house-sitting, and you brace standing on the stool to water the hanging plants as requested, even though you hate heights.
  14. When someone asks what you're drinking, and you tell them, "A calcium-enriched beverage with cacao flavoring." Because now that you're a grown-up, you have to drink adult stuff instead of childish chocolate milk.
  15. You outgrew cartoons years ago, but then your younger cousins are watching 'SpongeBob SquarePants', and you find yourself laughing at it. Honestly, you could have sworn you were mature...
  16. When you wish you were ten again so you could be innocent and not know the truths of the world.
  17. You used to be disappointed about getting clothes as a Christmas present, and you love it.
  18. Instead of asking for a FurReal toy that does tricks, you want free maid service so you never have to clean the toilet again.
  19. You plan to accomplish a bunch of stuff in your writing, and all you did today was a couple of minor edits between chatting online and watching YouTube. Then you give up and embrace the unproductiveness by reading a library book.
  20. When your parents aren't around, you can sit in the dark without being told, "Turn a light on!"

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