Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Adulting

I'm sure I've talked about it before, but man do I just LOVE being a grownup.  I just really love it.  All those people who would give anything to be seventeen again? NO FRICKING WAY.
The prompt this week is to write about what you love most about not living at home with your parents, but I gotta say, living with my parents in junior high and high school wasn't half bad.  I was a good kid- I didn't drink or  have sex until college and I didn't smoke or do drugs ever, I never got into much trouble at school and when I did, it was minor stuff and I got the distinct impression that my dad was a tiny bit proud of me for a few of those minor infractions.

Point being, I had a lot of leeway.  I didn't really have a curfew bc my parents knew I was just sitting over at Angela's house watching tv, so I never had to sneak out.  Honestly, if I'd asked to go out at midnight, they probably would have let me.  Because, again, they trusted me.

So life wasn't that bad.  I got amazing grades, stayed out of trouble, and got my full scholarship, and in return, my parents sort of let me do whatever I wanted.  It just happened that I was a total nerd and didn't want to do anything naughty.  Which, in return, made them trust me even more and give me even more freedom.

The teenage years were all right for me.

But I still wouldn't go back, because being an adult is still a thousand times better.  Diet coke for breakfast? Who's gonna stop me? Bag of microwave popcorn for dinner? Gimme.  Pajamas all day? Sign me up.  Don't feel like doing laundry or tidying up my bedroom? No one cares.  Well Nick does, but he's not gonna say anything.

I guess a lot of it is that I don't have a job or any other real responsibilities.  Other than getting my kids to school on time (and again, even if they're late, no one is going to yell at me to my face, so suck it) I don't have to do anything.  I guess technically I do have to keep their uniforms clean, but honestly, that's it.

Other than that, total freedom.  Even MORE than I had in high school!!!

The downside, I suppose, is that it's sort of a double edged sword. No one stops me from staying up till two in the morning watching Mr Robot, but there's no one else to drive those kids to school, so I still have to wake up on time and get it done, or let them play hooky and spend the whole day with them.  Gag me. No one stops me from eating a tray of brownies for dinner, but now I'm forty pounds overweight and the seam on my favorite yoga pants finally called it quits.  No one makes me clean up after myself and my house in an embarrassing episodes of hoarders.

I've lost all track of any point I was trying to make.  Win some, lose some.

Linking up, as always, with Mama Kat's Pretty Much World Famous Writer's Workshop.  You should too!!

8 comments:

  1. I'm having microwave popcorn for lunch and no one is going to stop me! :)
    Adulting is awesome when done any damn way we please.

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  2. My teenage hood was like yours, but I'd still rather be a grown up. Except that it would be nice to have someone else clean the house. And bring home a paycheck.

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    1. And put away the laundry. I'll wash it, and even move it to the dryer, but to have my mom fold it all up and shove it in the drawers for me? HEAVEN.

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  3. Being an adult definitely has it perks. I think I'd love it more if I didn't have children home all day and if I didn't have to cook for them ever.

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  4. hahahaha I do love being an adult, and living by my own rules. Much different than when I lived at home with my parents. I had no leeway because frankly, I didn't deserve it. ;) I wrote about going back home to live with my mom a few years ago with my kids, and I tell ya what, I'd do it all over again. lol

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    1. I usually go to my mom's for a few months when we move over the summers, and every time, I swear NEVER AGAIN!!! And then I do it again. Never fails.

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