Wasn’t really sure what to blog about today, so I looked to my faithful list of ideas. Came across a writing prompt that really stood out to me…
“Age I most want to be.”
It reminded me of a moment I remember really well from when I was a kid. During a day when I was frustrated over god-knows-what that a child would be frustrated about, I came to a conclusion. I looked over at my dad and declared that I “couldn’t wait to be an adult”. My reasoning for this decision? “…because then I can do whatever I want”. I was then super confused when he looked at me and laughed. How could my dad be laughing when I was so clearly upset? Could he not take me seriously at all? When I questioned him about his devil-may-care attitude, he looked at me and said, “Well, it doesn’t exactly work that way”.
Yes, folks, you guessed right, this did lead to another one of our special father/daughter talks… I’ve mentioned them before, big milestones of my childhood. He cleverly explained to me that once someone is an adult, even though it may seem to me like they are free as a bird, they still have quite a lot of responsibilities to deal with.
Surprise, surprise, I totally get this now! Bills, groceries, laundry, chores, etc… not all fun and games to be an adult! Don’t get me wrong, being grown up definitely has its’ perks, but being able “to do whatever I want” is not one of them hehe.
Thanks, Dad! <3