Today’s Blog Every Day in May topic is a pretty tough question pretending to be easy! I started thinking about what I think is great about being a grown up and the first thing I thought of was being able to do what I want!
But actually, this quickly spirals into a complex philosophical argument that my sister could talk for hours on. (She’s studying philosophy at university.) As children, we long to grow up so that we can do what we want, without our parents ‘controlling’ our lives. As it turns out, you can’t do what you want because society doesn’t work like that.
There are rules to abide by both in term of legislation and the norms of society. I’d love to wake up in the morning and say, do you know what, I don’t fancy going into work today. I think I’ll just stay at home and watch daytime telly. Unfortunately, I can’t do that; I don’t think my boss would be too pleased. I could choose never to go to work but how would I pay the bills? How would we keep the roof over our heads?
We do have, at least, some element of control over our lives. I can decide what I wear without Mum buying all my clothes. I spent most of the 90s in patterned leggings and matching t shirts. I can assure you it was very fetching!
If I wanted to, I could stay up all night. I could go to a nightclub, get outrageously drunk and stagger home at 5am. Neither of these things are particularly likely since I’m 28 years old and if I try and stay up after about 2am I start craving my lovely bed! I’ve started to find myself falling asleep on the sofa. Last Friday, I fell asleep during Alan Carr Chatty Man!
I think the best thing about being an adult is that I get to live with my husband. We get to have lovely weekends together going to places such as Leeds Castle, and we go on holidays in our tent. Another great thing about being a grown up is that I get to have this blog!
Being a grown up…
I bought a kids’ paddling pool specifically to dip my feet into to cool off while sitting in the garden with a book.
I crawled into here to get a 360 degree view of the seahorse tank from the inside. I had to leave because a 3 year old wanted a turn.
Who said play areas are for kids? This is Aquarev in Loudeac, near my parents’ house.
What’s your favourite thing about being an adult?