October 14, 2009

Grown Up

Every once in a while, usually while doing something very mundane, I get a tiny glimpse of the reality that I am, in fact, a grown-up.

It's terrible.

Yet, I'd be offended if someone thought I was a kid.

When I mention this to Troubletron, he shakes his head and says he can't remember NOT being a grown-up. I guess when you have a baby as a teenager, you sort of always HAVE been a grown-up. But, that didn't happen to me. So, my transition has been more subtle, I suppose.

It's not that I'm irresponsible or immature. I pay my bills on time, protect my credit, understand the realities of the working world, know the value of education, stay knowledgeable about politics, pontificate about religion, and have an intimate understanding of my Dyson. I clean, cook, work, stress, organize, and love.

Yet, my living room is full of comic books, video games, and an R2d2 aquarium. My husband and I went to Build-a-bear (without the children) and came home with a pink, winged unicorn with stars and sparkles. My bed linens are polka dotted. I'm currently wearing a T-shirt that says "More Trees Please."

I guess that's why I forget. I live a life of duality. I live in some strange realm where 401Ks and PS3s take up equal brainpower.

This generation is weird, and seemingly unlike any generation before. But, does every generation think that about themselves? Were my parents just as kid-like as I am at 30? I can't wrap my brain around it.

5 Robot Reactions:

JakieWakie said...

I just decided I feel like an adult when I started buying my own insurance. Insurance is such a boring thing that only adults would give it enough thought to actually pay for it.

Jana said...

I can never wrap my brain around the fact that when I'm at the grocery store with my children, high schoolers think I'm super old and matronly. I feel like I could go hang out with them or something. Yeah, I pretty much feel like I'm still 18, but just with all the grown up yucky stuff.

Victoria said...

For some reason buying toilet paper does this to me. Like toilet paper was always this thing that just appeared under the bathroom sink, what do you mean I have to buy it????

JakieWakie said...

Of course, when I turn THIRTY, I can't even imagine how old I'll feel.


Side of Jeffrey said...

You have put more money into your 401K then into your PS3 system + games? That is very grown up.