The Day I Found Out I Was A Grown Up

2011 August 30
by Carissa

It was a fine August day.

With Sprinkles.
And Sunshine.

I remember it like it was yesterday. Oh wait. It WAS yesterday.
Yes. I’m 38 1/2.

And I would like to announce to the world that I am officially a grown up.

  • I laugh in the face of Doctor bills.
  • I sneer at lightening storms. (And tree limbs crashing through my roof.)
  • Kids’ fevers? They don’t scare me.
  • Two mortgages? Bring it.

I can take it. I’m a GROWN up now.

I’m sure a wild flood will unleash next month and I’ll turn back into a sniveling child. But until then the magic number 38 is my special grown up number.

I’ve determined this special new adult-ness in my life is real, because in the past month, several normally freak-me-out events (with extra doses of heartburn thrown in) didn’t freak-me-out. Instead they became calm events where I opened my checkbook, made a plan and solved the problems with no swear words or otherwise sleepless nights.

I must be a grown up now. That’s all I can figure.

Either that or my husband switched my Thyroid medicine again??


When did you realize you were officially a grown up?

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3 Responses
  1. August 30, 2011

    HA HA HA! I honestly don’t think of you as a grown up at all. I really can’t believe you are older than me. You did just toilet paper someone’s house after all, and are shoving some nasty fruit loop donut in your mouth. I’m glad you were able to handle the stress without swear words though, I bet Boyd did change your meds…I still feel like we are all so young and then I am slapped back into reality when my child calls me mom. When did that happen and how did I get four of these things to call me that?
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  2. Rachel Garcia permalink
    September 1, 2011

    I will never ever grow up although the other day I do believe one of my children yelled at me “MOM your an adult!” I don’t recall what we were doing but im sure I was having fun!

  3. May 25, 2012

    Ha!! I still don’t think I’m grown up. Heh.

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