Day 2596: Adults

In all the thousands of daily blog posts this adult has written over the past seven years, there’s been only one blog post with “adult” in the title. That was Day 1466: Adulting, posted ALMOST EXACTLY three years ago today (but which adults are counting … and why?).

Adults (according to this adult):

  • make mistakes,
  • admit they’ve made mistakes, and
  • learn from their mistakes.

Here’s what other adults have said about adults:

The value of marriage is not that adults produce children, but that children produce adults.  — Peter De Vries

Why did adults have to be so thick?  They always say, “tell the truth,” and when you do, they don’t believe you.  What’s the point? — Rick Riordan

“If you’re going to be a grown-up,” said Joan, “you’ve got to start thinking about grown-up things. And number one is money.” — Julian Barnes

Oh Christ, he groaned to himself, if this is the stuff adults have to think about I never want to grow up. — Stephen King

It’s only adults who read the top levels most of the time. I think children read the internal meanings of everything. — Maurice Sendak

Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them. — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Some people discard their childhood like an old hat. They forget about it like a phone number that’s no longer valid. They used to be kids, then they became adults — but what are they now? Only those who grow up and continue to be children are humans. — Erich Kästner

Adults are just making things up as they go along. And when they’re scared, adults have no more answers than us kids. — Mike A. Lancaster

“You and I both know that love is for children,” he said. “We’re adults. Compatibility is for adults.”  “Compatibility is for my bluetooth and my car,” Teresa replied. “Only they get along just fine, and my car never makes my bluetooth feel like shit.” — Maggie Stiefvater

I bet if you look at the average teenager and the average adult, the average teenager has read more books in the past year than the average adult. Now of course the adult would be all like, “I’m busy, I got a job, I got stuff to do.”  WHATEVER!  READ! I mean, you’re watching CSI: Miami. Why would you be watching CSI: Miami when you could be READING CSI: Miami, the novelization? — John Green

Here are all the photos this adult took yesterday (when she could have been reading instead):

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Yesterday, I was looking forward to performing at an Open Mic, with my child (who is now an adult) in the audience.  One of my worst fears as an adult (based on an actual experience I had as a child) is to forget the words and chords when I’m in front of a audience. Last night, that worst fear came true …

… but I’m enough of an adult to be okay with it!

I’m looking forward to what adults have to say about today’s post.

I think gratitude is a very adult way to end this post, so thanks to all who help me blog every day, including YOU.

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21 thoughts on “Day 2596: Adults

  1. Great post. Growing up is hard…even when you have to. But it can be enjoyable, too! Look at us!

  2. Some days I feel more adult than others, Ann. Hours and minutes, too, when I think hard about it!

  3. The cartoonist Don Addis once asked, “Why are the films listed as ‘adult’ always the most childish?”
    It’s funny but it’s also an insult to childishness. One thing some people forget on the way to becoming taller idiots is how to play, but I’m glad to see you remember how to keep on playing no matter what.

  4. We can all loose the memory in a moment Ann, but then we need to be adult enough to handle it. No one are free of making mistakes, it is just not all, who want to admit it.

  5. puella33

    Growing up involves being responsible for our actiions, sometimes there’s a twist of comedy in what we do, which makes it more easy to get by.

  6. Being an adult is hard work

  7. Maybe one day I’ll grow up and become an actual adult–you never know! Well done keeping your cool:-)

  8. What a great collection of quotes on being an adult. I had not heard most of them before and I found several of them to make you really think. That one by Peter De Vries is something I have noticed! Nothing can force you to become an adult more than having to care for the well being of little miracles.

  9. I love the way the audience was totally right there with you. You have a gift

  10. You have more courage than I’d ever have in front of an audience, Ann. I loved this. I think it’s great that Aaron accompanied you to the gig, but also that he witnessed you persevering under the stress. You are a natural entertainer, however, I will say that! 🙂

    • Aaron said to me after this performance that we’ve both seen each other “bomb.” I’d say that we both know the show must go on and also that we’ll love each other no matter what happens. Thank you for another lovely and supportive comment, my friend.

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