Tuesday, April 1, 2014

A is for Adult!

Welcome to the blog challenge for 2014!!

First, a little about me.  I am 30-ish, married, with 3 kids (6 yr boy, 3 yr boy, and 6m girl).  I work full time as a contractor and my hubby is a stay-at-home dad.  I generally blog craft items or parties I've thrown.  Sometimes I venture into really 'deep' topics like how women are evil to each other....I will try to entertain and inspire!  I would love to have you as a follower!

 I wanted to be theme-y this year and with a little help from my friends, decided on "Things I Wish I Had Known Before...."

Tonight, A is for Adult.

I wish I had known.....that turning 18 + graduating + getting a job + getting married + babies....doesn't always = Adult

If anyone can tell me what the magic age is when you will truly feel like and adult, please let me know.  I seem to only feel sorta adult-ish at home when I have to be in charge.  At work, and for those of my generation or younger, you can probably relate to this, I always feel like the kid.  I've been at my current job for 8 years......I was in my early twenties when I started there and I'm pretty sure I'm close, if not, exactly the same age as many of my co-workers' kids.  Most of the time, I have no clue what they are going on about when it comes to music, movies, old sayings, etc.  Here's an example: (sorry, Chris T) I forget what we were talking about, but he said "jump the shark".  I just stared.  What the heck???  He had to painfully explain the whole Happy Days saga to me.  Sigh.

Anyway, I'm getting off track.  My words of wisdom for this starter........

If you are a certain youngish-age:  Pay attention, don't be afraid to ask what the heck they are talking about, and don't be afraid to speak up.  They had to work a lot harder than you to learn that click drag &thing and knew what it was to have to write down everything resulting in a great deal of forced memorization of processes, procedures, and the like.  We sorta have it easy the way we can just find anything on google, save it, re-color it, drop it on a PowerPoint and 'ta-da' genius presentation in minutes!

If you are more mature age and work with younger folk, "Please don't mistake our lack of years, for lack of knowledge"  Many of us were born into a time where we had fisher price laptops and full knowledge of every feature and free app by the age of 6.  We can help you simplify!  Also, when you wander off to the wonderful world of retirement, who's in charge then?

Be nice and wonderful and kind to each other, all you peeps of all certain ages!

Stay tuned for tomorrow, when I break open the REAL world of BABIES!!!!!


  1. Awesome words of wisdom! Yes, having to teach myself computers at work because NOBODY knew what they were was a lot of fun...NOT! My grandkid had to open all the levels of Mario for me when he was five...
    It's funny when you think about it. You've never known the joys of a phone hardwired into the wall, no answering machine, no internet, no microwave...and no Happy Days! \O/
    Welcome to the A to Z!

    River Fairchild – A to Z Challenge, a Jeremy's Angels Co-Host Minion
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  2. Great post! One of my favorite quotes on becoming an adult actually came from Scrubs: “I always assumed growing up happened automatically as you got older, but it’s really something you have to choose to do.” ~ J.D.
    Good luck with the A to Z Challenge!

  3. Glad to see you are part of the A to Z challenge!

    Timothy S. Brannan
    The Other Side, April Blog Challenge: The A to Z of Witches

  4. Hi visiting via A-Z challenge... Great theme and I'm enjoying your writing, too funny... I have three boys (26, 20 and 12} and I'll be 50 this summer and I still don't feel like a grown up... lol... plus the oldest will have his first baby this summer... Love your tie dye background... :)