Writer’s Workshop ~ I don’t wanna grow up!

This week, Mama Kat has asked us to list the 7 worst things about being an adult and at this point in my life, it’s a very easy list.

1.  Feeling responsible for everyone and everything.  I always feel like the world is resting on my shoulders.  Although I know it’s not true, I often feel like everyone’s problems are either my fault or my responsibility.

2.  Making the hard choices.  Since Mom passed a few weeks ago, I have been faced with many decisions I’ve had to make, not only for myself, but for my husband and father as well.

3.  Being the bad guy.  Being an adult also means that after you’ve made all these decisions because of these feelings of responsibility, you often have to tell people things you know they don’t want to hear.

4.  Bills.  Wouldn’t it be great if none of us had to pay bills and could just spend our hard-earned money on the things we want and love?

5.  Aches and pains.  The closer I get to 40, the more things hurt.  It never used to matter what kind of mattress I had, now I wake up off and on all night having to reposition because this or that hurts.

6.  Not enough “Me Time”.  I remember being bored somewhere in the neighborhood of 99% of my childhood.  Now, I’d kill for the time to be truly bored.

7.  Dealing with grown children.  You think once the kids are grow up, parenting is over, but all it really means is that you still hate what they do but you can’t do a damn thing about it.

So, that’s my 7, what’s yours?

Mama’s Losin’ It

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About Raven Moon @ PoM

I've been with the love of my life for 16 years and have two grown daughters. I blog about my life and my journey with Paganism.

Posted on July 12, 2012, in Link-ups, Mama Kat's Workshop. Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. Great list! But I am not sure why this is a great list when really it is a bad list! I wish we could be six again (especially when it comes to 4 and 5)

  2. Thanks, Mary! I agree, 4 and 5 really stink! Those are probably the worst 2 on the list!

  3. I have been trying to make my kid realize that it's not all fun and games being an adult because she has been rushing growing up.I'm like, "WHOA! Enjoy being a kid. Enjoy not having any responsibility. ENJOY IT. Because once you're out on your own? That's when things get real."She still wants to be 18 tomorrow.Sigh.

  4. I know. Mini-Me is almost 19 now and has finally realized that growing up is not all she thought it would be. She finally got it when she got her first apartment recently.

  5. I'm so sorry you lost your mom. Nothing is easy about that and the things we have to do once they are gone. ❤

  6. I can definitely relate from 1-6. My hopes were dashed with number 7. It never ends, does it.

  7. Great list and I agree, although I'm not to #7 yet, but I know from my own parents, that it doesn't end when you children are grown.I'm sorry about your mom.

  8. Thank you, Ducky, and you're right. There's nothing easy about it. Thanks for stopping by.

  9. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem like it. Mini-Me will be 19 in September and sometimes I feel like she needs more parenting now that she's grown than she did when she lived at home!

  10. Thank you.I know I put my parents through hell when I was a young adult. Mine is now returning the favor!

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