Post # 1
Being recently married, I can’t get over how grown up it sounds to refer to “my husband”. When did I become such an adult?
Other signs of impending adulthood I’ve recently noticed include:
- I now get way more excited about going to bed early than staying up late
- I can’t make it through a day without morning coffee
- Dinner parties now include conversation about mortgages and taxes
Darling Husband also made fun of me for getting excited about a recipe that I said “would be perfect if we threw a brunch!” Apparently, he thinks this is something old people do (for the record, this recipe really would be fabulous for a brunch. Mini cinnamon rolls. Wouldn’t you love those at a brunch? Just saying.)
When did you first feel like a real grown up?
Post # 3
hehehehe. I still dont feel like a grown up!
Post # 4
@pinkshoes: I was going to say the same thing.
It’s like the Bob Dylan song My Back Pages: “I was so much older then / I’m younger than that now.” I mean, I get tired earlier than I used to, but for the most part I don’t think I’ve gotten any more mature – in fact when I was younger I was more into dressing up, serious stuff, wanting to get a job. Now I am just like “ok, when do I get to go home so I can put on sweats and make fart jokes.” Maybe if we were thinking about buying a house or having children I would feel more mature, but now I’m just like “seriously… they let US get married… this has got to be a joke.”
Post # 5
I got super excited about cabinet space and closet space in our new place….
Also, I actually read Southern Living now…. I used to think my mother was the only woman who read it!
Post # 6
A 18-19 year old calling me Ma’am the other day.. I’m 22!!!!
Oh and bitching constantly about the crap kids do these days.
Post # 7
Well, a lot of things. Bills and mortgage especially. But, last night Fiance’s mom and grandma were cooking us dinner at our house, and they wouldn’t let me help. I didn’t realize how routine taking care of everything had become until I was told no. It really felt quite strange LOL
Post # 8
I get excited about household supplies and boxed wine! We just got a new house and we are trying to save as much as possible for the wedding…. i NEVER thought boxed wine would excited me lol I’m old
Post # 9
@Coffee cup: oh yes, being called ma’am and not being asked for ID anymore. 🙁
Post # 10
I felt like a real grown up the first time I mailed in a mortgage check.
Post # 11
The day I left the hospital after giving birth to my daughter, as they were wheeling my out to my car I had a moment like “Oh crap, this is happening.” Definitely the defining adulthood moment!
Post # 12
I went out with my girfriends the other night and Darling Husband asked earlier in the day what time dinner was. I replied 8 and he goes ohh that’s late.
Yes when 8pm on a Friday night becomes late you know that you got old lol.
Post # 13
@Mrs_Amanda: Haha, I think the other day I remarked to Darling Husband that my dream was to have a kitchen with endless cabinet space. I can only imagine what 18-year old me would think if she knew that this was what 26-year old me dreamed about…
Post # 15
– seeing dresses that come more than a few inches above the knee and thinking “put it away!”
– being absolutely exhausted and ready to go home by midnight
– finding satisfaction in doing household chores
– sending thank you notes to hosts of parties I attend
– having a 401k!
Post # 16
Saving up for a house. The prospect of being a homeowner, however far off down the line with this market, is pretty much the only thing that screams “ADULT!” about my life.
The rest of me is just…me. A 28 year old precocious kid who understands responsibility and can be mature when necessary but spends the rest of her time just enjoying life as it happens. Plenty of stuff makes me feel old (kids never having heard of the cartoons I used to watch, or playing Super Mario Bros. on their Nintendo DS despite never having seen an original NES console…) but I still don’t really feel “grown up”. I’m going to be one of those old ladies who still snickers at dick jokes and runs around the house playing hide and seek with my grandchildren.