Have y’all seen that quote floating around Pinterest or Facebook about being a grown up? The one about how as a kid you couldn’t wait to grow up, and now that you have you’re main thought is, “Seriously?” Of course I can’t find it today to share it with you, but I’m sure you get the point.
As kids we all thought about the cool stuff grown ups get to do like staying up as late as they want, getting to eat cake for breakfast, driving, having our own money… But now that we are all grown up we realize there are some pretty sucky things about it too.
Here are my top seven things that suck about being a grown up:
1. Going to work – Don’t get me wrong. I really like my job, and I’m super thankful to have it, but rolling out of bed every morning at 5:15 to get dressed to go to work really sucks. Every single morning when the alarm goes off I think, “this sucks.” (I probably need some kind of attitude adjustment.)
2. Paying bills – As if getting up every morning at 5:15 isn’t enough as soon as my paycheck hits the bank I have to turn around and give all of my money to the bank (mortgage and credit cards), electric company (got to have A/C), phone company (hello DSL), garbage company (how much does it suck to have to pay someone for trash), etc.
3. Taking care of sick kids – Having children is one of things I love about being a grown up, but man I hate when one of them is sick. They are whiny and clingy and there is nothing I can do to fix it. It sucks.
4. Cleaning everything – I hate cleaning. I always have. When I was growing up my mom did all of it because she wanted it done her way. Plus there is the fact that it NEVER stops. You can wash, pick up, vacuum, scrub, and put away every single thing in your house, but the next day there will be more. It is just so hopeless. And endless.
5. Going to the grocery store – I didn’t enjoy it as a kid, and I don’t enjoy it now. But we’ve got to eat so what can I do? Someone has to endure do it, and if I send David he’ll get all the wrong stuff, and MORE. David always buys extra when he goes to the store, and none of his extra is healthy.
6. Being healthy – Or at least knowing that you need to be, and then feeling the guilt when you know that you aren’t. Plus if you have kids then you have to be in charge of them being healthy.
7. Being responsible – For EVERYTHING. No one else is there to take the weight of your responsibilities. If you screw something up or forget to do something then it is all on you. Plus if you have kids then you are responsible for all of their stuff too. No one is there to fix your problems. All the problem fixing lies with you.
Sometimes I would like to take a day or two or ten to be a kid again, but mostly being a grown up is totally worth the sucky parts. What do you hate about being a grown up? Or love about it?
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