Monday, May 23, 2011

Being an adult sucks

It's 12:35am as I'm writing this, and I'm sitting on the couch blogging, while semi keeping my husband company. I would have loved to have been in bed a good two hours ago.

Apparently the wood in our front door frame starting splitting a little bit, and over time, got worse and worse, until within the last week or so, the door wouldn't latch correctly when you closed it.

So for the last 8 hours, my hubby has been working hard, taking off all the trim pieces around the door, undoing all the screws and hinges, taking out the old door, removing old wood and sanding the opening and cutting out parts of it to make it a little bigger and fitting and re-fitting and re-re-fitting in the new door and frame. It's been loud and messy and tedious and a lot of work. And it's not like my husband can just stop and finish it tomorrow. Having a front door is kind of a necessity, ya know. Unless you're ok with essentially a big wide open hole in the front of your house. Your call.

Obviously, I'm no help for any of this project, so I figure the least I can do is stay up with him while he works. Cause I know if it was the other way around and I was busting my ass doing something while my husband leisurely slept, I'd probably be harboring a bit of resentment.
(not that me sitting here blogging is any more useful to him, but it's the thought that counts, right?)

Anyway, in light of the time consuming and costly home repairs that are going on, I thought I'd share some reasons why being an adult sucks.

--You don't get rewarded with balloons or lollipops from the bank, and no stickers for you after you've been to the doctor.

--Your magazines (whether it be Real Simple, Self, Glamour, Time, or People) don't come with Hidden Pictures like Highlights magazine does.

--You don't get to sit and leisurely ride in the hopping cart while someone else buys all the food and personal care items you need.

--Accepting that sometimes, in fact, you are not smarter than a fifth grader.

--Not getting cheaper admission to movie theaters or theme parks. 

--Realizing that when you don't turn off the lights, or close the door behind you, that's your hard earned money that's paying the higher electric bill.

--You have no more teeth to lose, and no tooth fairy to leave you money under your pillow.

--Your birthday isn't very exciting anymore, at least not the way it was when you were a kid. 

--At McDonalds, your meal doesn't come in a cute little house shaped container, but in an ugly, grease-stained paper bag.
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What do you think is the worst part about being an adult? 
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37 comments:

  1. I agree - sometimes being an adult is no fun! I think the worst is the birthday thing... we have to go to work, make our our dinner and cake, and no one is showering you with presents and balloons and confetti and parties.

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  2. Being an adult blows. I miss having "chores" like setting the table versus "clean the entire house"

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  3. Yeah, but you can eat dessert first if you want, or eat ONLY dessert, or have PB&J for breakfast, or stay up as late as you want, or drive somewhere when you're bored!

    ...I can keep going if you like :)

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  4. I can only say "Amen" on this list.

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  5. Oh no fun! I agree, there are things that really stink about being a grown up! Anthony and I worked in our yard all day yesterday while we listened to the kids next door scream with laughter while running through the sprinkler! I said repeatedly… I wish I were a kid and I could just enjoy the yard without working in it! haha! Hope you have a wonderful day!
    Christina

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  6. Oh I TOTALLY agree!!
    Being an adult sucks because after a full day of eating all the junk in the world... you are sick all night long. And if you're like me.. you ate enough junk to keep you sick the whole next day as well. :) (Let's just not mention how all that junk does NOT shed off like it used to in high school. Bleh!)

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  7. Worst part about being an adult: When you work hard to save money, it's not to buy a cool new toy, it's to make repairs on your house or pay for car maintenance!

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  8. This list further proves why I am not an adult.

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  9. Boy, I sure hear ya! For me, as an adult, I hate buying groceries! Living at home as a child, food just magically appeared in the cupboards, endless supplies of snacks and everything else tasty. Now if I want junk food, I have to buy it myself spending my money and time!!

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  10. No Spring Break or Summer Vacation! I have to keep on working!! =P

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  11. Lol! This is a great post! So true, so true. I always look at my boys and think... you have no idea how lucky you are! lol

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  12. Two Thumbs up for a most excellent post. I'm with you on hating the adult life. The kids do get all the fun stuff and we do all the hard work! The part I hate the most, NOT SLEEPING ENOUGH! Seriously, nap time should be for everyone, not just the littles!

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  13. I totally agree... When I was a kid,I thought adult life was a lot more fun then it is... The thing I don't like about adult life is having to cook my own meal everyday, we live far away from family and around dinner, I am always in need of my mommy!

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  14. Paying the bills is definately the worst. And having to fill my own stocking on Christmas so that the kids don't wonder why Santa forgot Mommy :)

    http://www.mosscoveredpath.blogspot.com/

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  15. it's the bills and the massive amounts of Laundry

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  16. You're hilarious! I had just been thinking about cheaper movies the other day - I wish I still got the kids price.

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  17. what a bummer about the door! i hope you don't feel too exhausted today.

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  18. Ohh Im so sorry about your door, sweetie and I totally agree that being an adult is not fun sometimes. Have a relaxing afternoon. Hugs and kisses

    Ps: I’m hosting a cute scarf GIVEAWAY today! Just in time for summer!

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  19. Sometimes, for me, the hardest thing is that no one else can make that hard decision for you.

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  20. This is such a true and funny post. Sorry about your door by the way. Hope after all that hard work he was able to fix it.

    Agree with everything you listed. I would add it sucks to not have someone force you to take naps. I would love to be forced to take naps! :)

    Daphne.
    http://fashiondivamommy.blogspot.com

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  21. Toooo many responsibilities! I want to be free and careless :) haha

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  22. Well, someone was having a bad day. Not one of your more uplifting, "lady-like" posts, my dear. Hmm.

    The question is: did he get the door fixed?

    (Did you get my pic of the Clif bar?)
    And guess who was on TV today...which I never watch...but happened to turn on to see the weather: Lady Gaga. Gag me.

    Sophisticated Steps

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  23. HAHA!!! I love this!!! sooo true sooo true!!!!! we need cute little perks for being super awesome adults!!!!

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  24. I would say the worst part is paying bills and having to be responsible. Oh yeah and we don't get surprises like kids do...why did I want to grow up?

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  25. My son just wanders around doing whatever he wants. He doesn't have to plan. He doesn't have to cook. He doesn't have to shop. He doesn't have to clean. He doesn't have to remember anything. Everything just happens for him. Being an adult sucks.

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  26. YES!!! This is such a great post and SO true - being an adult bites the big one some days...we just never realized how good we had it as little ones!

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  27. I would have to say allergies are the worst part of adulthood- didn't get them until I was an adult!

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  28. Agreed!

    Today I'd say the worst thing about being an adult is being hungry, but having to make the meal yourself!

    All of yours are so true, though.

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  29. I agree some times being an adult really sucks! I too will sit up with my husband if he is working on something because I too feel the need to keep him company. However, I do have to say that sometimes being an adult can be LOTS of fun!!! lol! But I totally get what you mean!

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  30. My husband just put in a new door for his mother while we were visiting. I can totally identify with the wanting to help, but sitting on the sidelines as moral support instead. I felt so bad for him too. Doors really are long, hard work. I think that being an adult can be really overwhelming and depressing sometimes. That's when I remember that I will probably never feel "truly" grown up, and that's okay.

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  31. I'm with ya on that one! I think that not being in college anymore sucks...but only because I miss having a month long Christmas vacation and a Spring break!!

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  32. Yes being an adult does suck sometimes!

    Hope you guys don't end up with anymore home repairs anytime soon. You guys have had quite a few here lately!!! Oh the joys of homeownership.

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  33. Wow! You were having a bad day, huh?? So sorry!! Some things about being an adult are not the best, but some things are nice about it as well!!

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  34. haha, you're funny. I think the worst part is that I don't get to take a nap everyday and no one cooks my meals for me :(

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  35. Seriously, you are whining about how being an adult sucks, because your magazines don't come with more fun pictures, while your husband fixes your door for you, your two beautiful kids sleep peacefully, and you sit around blogging? And those are the things you complain about? You want to know why being an adult sucks? Try struggling every day to put on a happy face, slog through a job you hate because of the health insurance and that it's the only you have between you and bankruptcy, deal with pain and chronic illness, and being alone through it all. This is not the life I was promised as a kid. All that studying and hard work and rosy promises about how great everything was going to be if I was a good kid and worked hard. Ha. I commute, work, go home, pay medical bills and do it all over again. This is your much needed dose of reality and perspective.

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  36. Man I can not believe I wanted to be a grown up. You don't get to save up your money like you used to be able to, it all disappears as soon as you get it (bills). Seems like nowadays you got to work dang near 2 jobs and almost everyday of the week to survive (either work or it's out on the streets with you). Being a kid was awesome, I just can't believe it's over, and being an adult only ends when you're dead. Ugh.

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