Remember when you were a kid and you thought being an adult would be fun? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA LOL
That quote literally made me laugh out loud when I read it because it’s so hysterically yet painfully true!
As little kids we couldn’t wait to grow up…to be old enough to “do whatever we want”, and stay up late, and go to all the parties Then we get to be an adult and realize we rarely get to do what we want with all our adult responsibilities, we wish we could go to bed early, and we wish we didn’t have to attend so many parties…
I can’t believe I’m going to be turning 48 years old this coming Saturday….48!!! Why does it have to sound SO OLD when I say it??! And it only feels older when I remember that I’m a Grandma with two grandkids already and then I’m like, “My gosh I’m not just an adult, I’m a grandma adult!!!”
“That horrifying moment when you’re looking for an adult, but you realize you are an adult. So you look around for an older adult. An adultier adult. Someone better at adulting than you.” -unknown
Yeah…that’s pretty much me today. I’m having that horrifying moment when I’m looking around for an adult but realizing I am the adult. However, I refuse to be an adultier adult just yet – that will have to wait until I turn 50 which means I’ve still got two good years left to be just an adult – so YIPEEE for that!!!
Let’s be honest, it’s not that hard to find people that are better at adulting than me. I can’t sit still in meetings now any better than I did as a little kid. I can’t wait my turn in line any more patiently than I used to when I was young. I still go nuts over all things Disney just as much or even more now than I did growing up. And I still sneak around looking to see what present might be hidden away in advance of my birthday the same way I did when I was little, and either my husband is a much better present hider than my parents used to be, or someone had better get shopping for his wife before Saturday gets here “wink wink” which is really code for “hint hint honey”)…tee hee. But truth be told, I’m glad there is still a little bit of kid left inside me and I hope it stays that way no matter how many years old I am.
Kids don’t be in such a hurry to become an adult before you have to….and adults try and keep your kid-like spirit as long as you can! And feel free to use me as an excuse to eat some cake this Saturday 🙂
~Amy Rees Anderson (author of the book “What Awesome Looks Like: How To Excel in Business & Life” )