Wednesday, April 18, 2012

How to spot when you've become an official "adult"

Unfortunately there has been a plethora of events lately that has made me realize that I am knee deep into adulthood.  I guess I've been in denial since I graduated from college that I could be considered a "real" adult.  But all signs point otherwise. Boo. Hiss. This makes for an unhappy Caroline.

1. Get excited to find that your husband has called the carpet people to come clean.

Carpet looks brand new, right?  Sooo exciting!  Wait.. no. Not at all actually.

2. Wait the word husband is a pretty solid indicator you're not in college anymore. Over two years in & most days I still don't feel old enough to be married.

3. Two words. Mortgage payment. One of our good family friends always used to tell me "When you pay the mortgage, you only then allowed to curse freely & do whatever else you want. Until then... Tough luck" Ummm for the record, this is not nearly as cool as I once thought it would be.
4. Your fridge looks like this. Dont get me wrong- im more than excited for all these upcoming events but i remember when the only events on the calendar was a drink off between us Chi Os & Pi Phi. Actually- to be honest- I don't remember what our college fridge door looks like bc I only used it to house adult beverages. Now I scrutinize fridges based upon their actual features. Hm

5. Your friends fb statuses & twitter updates revolve around a never-ending weekend countdown &
Their disdain for the workweek.
Ie: Monday- I hate you. Or Why do weekends go so muh faster than the weeks
Or the ever popular- "oh Friday- i thought I'd never see you again."
Coughcough-I've been known to use one or both of these from time to time.
6. All plans are premeditated including vacays. Peace out random weekend trips. Kev has progressively gotten worse about this since we've been together. If we have a free weekend, The kid still likes to have all his weekend plans laid out by like Tuesday. And if we're going on a trip- forget about it. He is off the map bat shi* crazy about planning. Combine him w/ his buddy Hack & you will 110% have everything you could possibly need (including a new anxiety disorder) for any scheduled trip.
7. Someone makes you feel old when wearing a sorority t-shirt. Example a: Interaction at Target w/ college boy. Him looking at my t-shirt"hey! That shirt is great. How'd u get it?" umm, they gave it to me when I rushed? Duh. "dang- that's crazy. I was only like 11  years old in 2003." Shoot. Me. Now. Way to go, Ego killer.

8. Day drinking rarely goes into night drinking anymore. And if it does, you are lights out by 9pm. Or the drunkest person in a public area, which might not bode well for your professional career.  
9. You take a field trip with your husband (theres that word again. Might as well be a 39 year old. woof) to go survey the damage that the college kids left after celebrating UK's Final Four win over UofL.  And proceed to be mildly envious of those who did get to witness the mass arson display.  (Or that they were still celebrating at 11am the next morning?)

Shots, anyone? At 11am?  On a Sunday?

10.  Your phone is filled with pictures like this of you and your husband.  

Or of your pets....
Hudson & Missy Lou (She's a story for another time. and it is a doozie)

Or better yet, you even have a few snap shot of your parents???? 

Although I'm pretty sure the last pic cinched my adulthood status forrrrr sure, I can't help but be impressed by my mad photography skills.  Or umm, instagram's photography skills?  details!

And if that list hasn't solidified my adult status, lets discuss the fact that we are scheduled to attend Kevin's 10 Year High School Reunion. Like Romy & Michele style.  They seemed ancient when I first saw that movie.  Now my husband (ohhh theres that word again) is old enough to have one.  So incredibly surreal :)
Anywho, now that I've come to terms that I am a certifiable adult, I'm off to do something super adult-like... like plant flowers.  Or cook dinner.  I'm pretty cool, what can I say?  Ha!
Thats it for now!


  1. How about going to bed at 9!? LOL That is what makes me feel old...I'm like where did all my stay up late stamina go!!? :)

  2. umm I took a nap last night from 5:30-8:30, got up washed my face and that whole assembly line and then went back to bed at 9. That is not normal. I am right there with you sister, except I can still kiss 19 year olds on a whim. Who's older now BIATCH?

  3. eff our lives. um what is your instagram name and why are we not friends on there?

  4. I can only comfortably wear my contacts for about 12 hours....I use this to guage my bedtime. They go in at 6am, glasses on at 6pm. On the weekends, I get a little wild and crazy and put them in at 9am. This for sure means I am an adult, which I disdain! I totally feel your pain on every one of these points!


  5. This made me laugh!! Just yesterday I told someone that I did not feel mature enough to be 30, married and have a 2 year old?! I mean... where did the time go? I really am not 30, right?! This is just some bad joke! :-)

  6. Too funny and I feel the same way! Times have sure changed :)

  7. This post is hysterical and dead on. I feel I should be able to go drinking on a week night and eat greasy food and never gain a pound still but that just doesn't work that way anymore. Another adult giveaway? Enjoying pictures of peoples kids and homes more than party pictures. And actually liking older family members on facebook. Sigh, do we ever get to be wild again?

  8. Hysterical Perfection!! My favorite is the fridge only being used to house adult beverages and being out by 9 p.m. after a day of drinking HA!! So So true. But there is still nothing better than day drinking no matter how old I am :)

  9. Dang. My 10 year high school reunion is the month after I get married (read: OLD). And most of the people I went to school with have school age children!!!
    So weird.

  10. Love this post and SO agree!! We did the same thing when Carolina won the baseball championship the first time...our "college bar area" was a mad house!! Just wait until you have a BABY..I'm 28 and still feel TOO young to have one!

  11. Hahaha! I love this post and can totally relate to just about everything. I was grocery shopping today, and thought, when did I become old enough to grocery shop on a weekly basis?!?! And, why is my cart full of fruits, vegetables, and other healthy items and not junk food only? Oh, the joys of becoming "old".

  12. I know that I am inching towards real adulthood and I really can't handle it.

    And I LOL'd about that drink off, btw!

    Have a great rest of the week - countdown till Fridayyyy

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  14. Ummm I thought of you (and this post!) last weekend when I literally danced around the living room because I finally FINALLY convinced my husband to hire a lawn service. Pathetic? Perhaps. But maybe next summer our yard won't be the worst-looking in the neighborhood anymore :)