Thursday, September 08, 2005

Pro and COME ON!! - Adulthood

Pro:
1. I get to pick out my own clothes, toys, activities, acquaintainces, furniture, and desserts. (+5)
2. If I don't want to go to a museum on my vacation I DON'T HAVE TO. Boo. yah. (+2)
3. I have cultivated my mind more than I could at younger ages and thus know enough to carry on conversations without resorting to Disney movies and favorite school subjects every single time there's a lull. (+1)
4. I get to make money when I work (oh, and accruing allowance for chores - SO NOT THE SAME THING, DAD!) I also accrue vacation days now and I can use them! Shamelessly! (+2)

COME ON:
1. I have to pick out my own clothes, toys, activities, acquaintances, furniture, and desserts (or lack thereof, mostly). (-1)
2. I have to pay for all those things above. (-5)
3. More often than not conversations do not plumb the depths of my knowledge but center around the weather, what my cat just did, and whether or not I need a vacation. If I happen to find myself in serious conversation, I often chicken out of stating my opinions or find that (gasp) I have sucky ones. (-1)
4. I have to work a LOT more to accrue money than I did for my allowance. (EVEN THOUGH I STILL DID WAY MORE THAN MY BROTHERS TO EARN MY ALLOWANCE, MOM!)(-2)

Final Score: 1 out of 10 - So being a grown-up? COME ON!!!!

4 comments:

Mair said...

Yeah - being a grown up isn't always what it's cracked up to be.

Did you ever get the email i sent about october?

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Sarahp said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ERICA!!!

Mair said...

Hey Babe,
Hope you had a great birthday! I meant to call, but then I realized that it was late and you might be out (or in) celebrating!
Love you!