Thursday, February 17, 2011

What Adults Do

Millie writes:

As I told you yesterday, there's a brand-spanking new Full Adult in our house now – bringing the total to four currently in residence. To commemorate Red's new status, here are the:

Top 10 Truths About Adulthood

1. Adults don't just do their work without being reminded; adults see what needs to be done and do it, regardless of whose “chore” it is.

2. Adults do what needs to be done, even when they really really don't want to do it.

3. Some adults forget what it feels like to be a kid. Some adults remember what it feels like to be a kid. A few adults still feel like kids. Strive to be a member of the latter group; good adults don't lose their senses of wonder and adventure.

4. Adults can drive unsupervised, and live on their own, and travel alone. (Do each of these things from time to time.)

5. Adults feel responsibility even for things and people that have not been assigned to them, and they act on those feelings of responsibility.

6. Adults say “no” even when it's easier to say “yes.”

7. Adults say “yes” even when it's easier to say “no.”

8. Adults plan ahead.

9. Adults can eat ice cream for dinner, stay up all night and turn the music up all the way. As long as they accept the consequences, adults get to do pretty much whatever they want.

10. Regardless of what Conventional Wisdom tells you, adulthood is way more fun than childhood . . . if you do it right!

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