How I know I’m Getting Old…

I THINK I’M GROWN BECAUSE:

  • I can tell my mom to chill out and she’s not automatically offended, or trying to smack me.
  • I read Flyy Girl and The Coldest Winter Ever about 10 years ago.
  • I can’t eat indiscriminately anymore, metabolism has kicked in hard!
  • I don’t get ID’ed at bars, and when I do I’m flattered.
  • I found a couple of gray hairs right in the front of my head.
  • After the renting car abilities of 25, there’s no more cool perks to look forward to with age.

I KNOW I’M NOT GROWN BECAUSE:

  • I still lie to my mother when it comes to spending the night at a guy’s house.
  • Most times, I forget to brush my teeth before bed. Most adults are on top of that, right?
  • I can’t watch Chucky or the Gremlins without having nightmares.
  • I am still spoiled for Christmas.
  • Mom still won’t tell me about issues in her life. (maybe this will never change?)
  • I’m convinced being an adult is overrated, so I’d rather live somewhere in between childhood and adulthood.

Here’s to all the in-betweeners,

She

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How I know I’m Getting Old…

6 thoughts on “How I know I’m Getting Old…

  1. Damaris S. says:

    I’m so with you girl! I’m constantly reminded that I’m getting older and I can’t or shouldn’t act so silly sometimes. It’s the voice inside me saying, grow the hell up. But why should I feel that this part of me should just wash away with this magical start of adulthood. I’m too close to thirty to feel so much like a young girl still. I’m not and I’m frankly a bit nervous to begin this really real adult chapter in my life. Maybe I can stay in in-betweenville until I really start looking like I’m old enough to drink.

    1. We’ll I’ve already decided to stop lying to mother about where I’m at– not only does she probably know I’m lying already, but I figured it’s also ME keeping ME as a child. Plus God forbid something happens where I’m at, and she doesn’t even know how to get in touch with me.

  2. Jessica says:

    Awww I liked this! My mom still dosent tell me bout her issues either! And I still lie to her bout sleeping over jays house too haha. But unlike you I may always be carded and not flattered by it-being short sucks haha

    1. I don’t know if my mother will ever tell me her issues, but it’s definitely one of those things that are a give and take. Maybe if I open up more, she’ll follow suit. Thanks for sharing, Jessica!

  3. Ms. Nikks says:

    I’m with you on the I know I’m NOT grown list with the sleepover! That’ll probably never change until there’s a ring on my finger and it’s obvious I’m sleeping w/ my husband.

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