Adulting….I don’t want to!!!!!

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Adulting….I don’t want to!!!!! You can’t make me! OK, fine, if I must.  ….Because kids…. (That phrase works everywhere!)

How did I get here? Wasn’t I just in high school!? And now….    I’m. A. Mom!!??
Sometimes I feel like I’m playing hookie (spelled right? …hooky?…I think it’s hooky…..)             from school.
How do I have a house and bills and responsibilities? You want me ….to care for children!? AAAHHH!!!!

Seriously though. I don’t feel like a grown up.  Wait……(dramatic pause, as I touch my arm) …. No, Adulting sucks. My thoughts on adulting & I don’t. Shouldn’t MY mom be over here, taking care of these wild kids running around my house? I guess not. I will go on. I can do this. At least my husband seems to think so. He leaves me here everyday with them. So, I must be doing something right…

I sometimes feel like someone else should be cleaning or grocery shopping or cooking dinner, or maybe I just wish someone else would…sigh. Calgon! Take me away!
I mean seriously, these kids eat 3 meals a day. AND snacks. And they have homework. And bathtime. Bedtime. Chores. Practice….and much more. Oh dear! It never ends!

I’m not good at confrontation, at all. So, I’m always hoping nothing major ever happens, especially with my kids at school, or something medically, god forbid! But I will step up if necessary, because who else will! (Please do it husband!). I just need someone to make all the important decisions and tell me what to do. And how to do it. And when to do it. That’s not too much to ask…right!?Adulting sucks. My thoughts on adulting & responsibilities....

Phone calls. I do not like to make phone calls. Especially if it’s to complain about something. Ick. No, can’t do it. Please no. Making appointments suck, but I do it because the dang kids won’t! I avoid them like the plague. (The phone calls, not the kids).

Introducing myself. That is a tough one. I’m not good at going up to new people. (Thank god my kiddos are friendly and don’t care). I’m shy when it comes to new people and small talk is HARD. I’m like “What do I say? What do I say?”. But once I get to know you, well then I just don’t shut up! Mwahahaha!!

But there are some good things about adulting…..

  • Staying up late. (even though I regret it every morning!)
  • Buying new things because you have money. (sponges, tablets and pens anyone?)
  • Starting a new month on my dry erase calendar. (just me? Oh….)
  • Watching whatever you want on TV (except when kids are around).
  • No rules!!! (they’re called laws now….)
  • Eat whatever, whenever. (except when kids are around).
  • Driving wherever you want. (you know, sports and stuff).
OK. That list did not go as planned….


Adulting sucks! My thoughts on adulting and responsibilities....

Oh life, why are you so hard when we get older and have to do all the adult things? But, this is my life, they are my kids, this is my house, and I shall be the responsible one. For the most part anyway. (Anyone else want to do it? Anyone? Bueller. Bueller. No? Ok…).

Oh, to be a kid again. AmIright!!??Adulting sucks. My thoughts on adulting & responsibilities....
Do you guys ever feel that way? Like your still a kid? Like someone else waaaay more responsible should be taking care of things? How do you deal? Or maybe you rock at adulting? (In which case, maybe you can come do my adulting).  … Anyway, I just keep on truckin! We all got this, right?

Until next time….

Adulting sucks! My thoughts on responsibilities.


  1. Addison

    June 5, 2017 at 6:53 pm

    I can relate to this so much. When did I become the Mama? I also hate the phone. Such a funny post.

    1. EDamanda

      June 6, 2017 at 9:19 am

      Glad you can relate! Crazy. I don’t feel like a mom sometimes. Maybe the big sister! Thanks so much.

  2. Taylor M. Harrison

    June 5, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    Calgon is ALWAYS my relaxing go-to. Good luck with everyday adulting (I’m trying my best, too.)!

    1. EDamanda

      June 5, 2017 at 8:56 pm

      Ha Ha! Yay to Relaxing! And good luck to you. We shall try our best & muddle through. 😄

  3. Liz

    June 8, 2017 at 10:52 am

    I remember wanting to grow up when I was little.. now I wish I could go back in time! Lol, Being an adult is a lot harder than I thought it would be! Some of the perks are nice though :).

    1. EDamanda

      June 8, 2017 at 11:02 am

      Yes. If we only knew when we were younger….
      There’s good & bad of being an adult!

  4. jhilmil

    June 9, 2017 at 5:25 am

    Thoroughly enjoyed reading.. That’s the agony, when we are kids we wish to grow and so true I want to go back in those memory lanes, I don’t want to remain mama & an adult I wish that reverse so much;)

    1. EDamanda

      June 9, 2017 at 8:08 am

      Thank you!

  5. Caitlin Patoka

    June 11, 2017 at 10:17 am

    Oh my god I’ve finally found someone who is exactly like me! When I’m doing the grocery shopping I’ll be there squeezing the fruit like I know what I’m looking for in a cantaloupe and I’ll think “can people tell I’m just pretending to be a grown up???”

    1. EDamanda

      June 11, 2017 at 10:21 am

      Lol! That’s Awesome! Adulting is hard when you have no idea what you’re doing!!

  6. Nicole

    June 25, 2017 at 10:53 am

    Sometimes I feel like I stink as an adult and sometimes I feel like I am rocking it. Funny how you can hit both extremes in one day right. But, I have a feeling this will continue to be my life — the life of a parent! I totally enjoy your posts being so relatable and honest. Keep it up!

    1. EDamanda

      June 25, 2017 at 11:24 am

      Yes! Life of a parent! So many ups & downs! Thank you so much. 😊😄

  7. Karen

    July 26, 2017 at 9:54 pm

    Very entertaining post! Even at 50 there are days I don’t want to adult.!! My kids survived me because I didn’t adult well back then either. 😃

    1. EDamanda

      July 26, 2017 at 10:23 pm

      Thank you so much! Lol! So we’ll feel like this all our lives, I guess! 😉 Thanks for the comment!!

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