I once saw a print cartoon of two little kids, probably around 7 years old, lying in the grass under a tree. Hands behind their heads as they lay on their backs, staring up at the clouds, the one said to the other: "I can't wait till we're grown ups so we never have to worry about anything."
Hey kids!!! You have no idea!!!
I actually recently became A Grown Up myself, and I'll tell you what, since becoming one, I don't think I ever had to worry about anything!!
The past couple of weeks have been full of awesome "Grown Up moments" that I would never have been able to enjoy before I was A Grown Up. Before, other people would have been allowed to deal with everything. They had all the fun! Like my Mom. TAKE THAT MOM!
But now, I get to have all the adventures you can think of! Cause I don't live with my Mom anymore. Cause I'm A Grown Up.
Here are just some of the awesome Grown Up Adventures I've had over the past couple of months:
Coming home to find your entire freezer defrosted! YAY!
Then getting to take out, and throw away tons of soggy food that you paid tons of money for!!
AND the best part is: DIRTY, FOODY, WATER EVERYWHERE!!
Getting a new washing machine (BEST TOY EVER!!), then having it spew water all over your kitchen floor! At 10pm! Just like in the movies!
AND the best part is: YOU get to clean it up with every single towel in your entire house! Knowing that you're going to have to wash them all later---in the very. same. machiiiiiine! HAHA!!
Coming home after a week away to find a load of washing in the machine left there by your forward-thinking cleaning lady! She LOVES to surprise you like that!
Mouldy and stuffy-smelling clothes aren't even the best part! The best part is: The water bill after your clothes have had 3 cycles in the machine! AND your clothes will be aaaalmost as good as they were before...but not quite!
How AWESOME is getting to use masking tape without adult supervision?! I recently used a whole bunch to hang a poster on the wall to check if it was in the right position!
And I didn't even have a Real Grown Up around to tell me I should most definitely NOT be doing that!
Guess what? The poster wasn't in the right place! So guess what I did?!
I just pulled the masking tape off!
AND the best part is: I subsequently got to rip off more-or-less a kilogram of paint that I'll now have to pay someone to re-do before I move out! MORE MONEY-SPENDING!!
Doing a load of washing on a rainy day (MOST>FUN>EVER!!!) then having to spend one hundred rond getting it tumble dried by the laundry. HILAR!!!
Doing the dishes (CAN I GET A WHOOP_WHOOP??!!). Then eating. Then doing the dishes again. EVEN ON THE WEEKEND!!! Eeeeeek :) :) :)
All these things that I never got to experience before I became A Grown Up.
Man, am I glad I don't have to allow my Mom to do all this Grown Up stuff anymore. And I don't even want to talk about those naps they made me take back in pre-school.
BEING A GROWN UP IS AWESOME :D :D :D