The best things about being a grown up

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So yesterday, I got a text from the hub’s saying to make sure I picked up the package that was delivered today.  When I got home, picked up the package and opened it up, I found, not one, not two, but THREE boxes of Rice Krispies Treats cereal.  I haven’t had this stuff since being a kid.  So naturally, the two of us ate GIANT bowls of cereal for dinner last night.   Becoming a grown up is quite possibly the best thing that every happened to my inner kid.  As much as we complain about money, responsibility, and grown up problems,  I want to remind you guys to think about how awesome your kid self thinks your life is right now. Here is a list of things that I love about being a grown up.

1.) I can eat really sugary delicious cereal for dinner for an entire week if I want to

2.) I can go to bed whenever I feel like it and I STILL don’t have to get up as early as I did when I was a kid

3.) I understand grown up jokes (I had a really hard time with this as a kid, I always laughed at jokes when I knew I should but I wasn’t old enough to understand them usually so I just felt dumb)

4.) Building a tent in the living room is allowed….

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5.)  I can go to R rated movies

6.) I can get a puppy if I want to

7.) I can make a joke that involves a well-timed curse word and I no longer get interrupted by my mom to “watch my language”

8.) I can eat chocolate, pizza, waffles, candy, mac and cheese all day with no punishment (other than getting fat, but I’m trying to look at the bright side here!)

9.)I can drink wine beer and alcohol and actually enjoy the taste of it

10.) I can wear costumes in public if I feel like it. This is why sororities always have theme parties.  It is in DIRECT defiance of their parents refusal to allow them to wear their princess dresses

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So now, when life gets hard and complicated, you can try to think about the stuff that your 9-year-old self would think is awesome.  If that doesn’t work, you can take a chill pill, literally, because you are old enough to have a prescription for them.

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