Sunday, October 02, 2011

Reasons to love being an adult

#1. Driving. I mean, you get to do this as a teenager, so I guess it's not exclusively "grown up." but it still hasn't lost its thrill for me.

#2. Ice cream for dinner. If you want. Or two bowls of tortilla chips. Or a handful of Lindor milk chocolate truffles. Or cold cereal. You can even it it in the living room. On the couch, if you so choose. (I've eaten all of these for dinner. Within the last week. My body feels like CRAP.)

#3. Bedtime whenever the hell you want it to be. You want to go to bed at 9? You can. You want to go to bed at 2:30 in the morning? You can.

#4. You're always tall enough for roller coasters and public pools. (I guess I'm making a slightly discriminatory generalization here. The "average" adult is tall enough. There are exceptions. But the exceptions are still adults.)

#5. You can make out to Nirvana in the living room, and don't have to worry about your parents walking in. (Although when you have kids, you do have to worry about them.)

So maybe this list should be called "Reasons to love being a married adult without kids in college." Because as much as bills and responsibility and insurance sucks, and as "hard as marriage is," and as expensive as college feels (and is), there are definitely some pros to adulthood.

(Oh, and if you haven't done so already, go vote for Scott to be on Cheapster Hopefuls. You just have to click on this link and "like" his picture. You have until October 6th. Every time you don't click this link and could, Sarah Palin steps on a kitten.)

(image via Allie over at hyperboleandahalf. Go read her blog. Seriously. It will change your life. It changed mine. Her treatise on adulthood is way wittier than mine is.)


A said...

staying up late...I've been doing a lot of that lately. Of course I did it a lot when I was a teenager, too, which meant that I had to make up around 100 or so days of seminary to graduate.

I wish I were an adult.

(word verification: deouch ... hmm...)

Anonymous said...

Regarding #5, that might change in early December ...

Love you!


Carrie Lynn said...

I love being an adult too!
And how about, every time you don't vote for Scott, Sarah Palin gets an extra vote?

Jaggers Brain said...

I've been staying up way to late recently... it's an issue when I live in a house full of people that are up no later than 8.

I've never been one for ice cream for dinner, but cake is another story.

the word verification is drozopro... seems like either a power tool or a medication.