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Remind me when I grow up.....

February 27th, 2007 at 02:23 am

Remind me when I am all grown up, just how hard the whole process was....

I do hope some day to be all grown up, not giving up fun, but not having to war with myself to do simple clean a kitchen!

Friday is my birthday, and I will be 20something...again Smile. And in that 20something years I really feel I spent very little time growing up.

On the other hand in the last year or 3 I think I have done a great deal. From getting the finances straight to getting my job under control, to figuring out small talk...ok no I really havn't figured that one out yet. Working on it, really I am.

Anyway as the kids grow and work out their own lives I wonder how I will feel when they are teens, or when they are young adults, will I remember how irritating little details like filing papers can be, or will I be so good at it, I find their incompetance their lack of table manners of yesteryear.

Will I teach them enough so they can 'keep house' or will I wonder over to visit and peek in their closets to find they still clean by stuffing it all in there?

Will I be able to guide them on track to finding a proffession they love, or will I rush them into a job and life they hate just because I want it for them?

Will I sigh in frustration as they struggle to decide how important church is (or is not) and I watch the oft empty pew?

Or will I get it all right find none of the above did I fail to teach, and yet still complain over niggling details like failing to iron their shirts........

Knowing me, I will be complaining, it is what I do best.

5 Responses to “Remind me when I grow up.....”

  1. Amber Says:

    In case I forget HAPPY BIRTHDAY Smile

  2. LuckyRobin Says:

    I'm 37 and I still don't "want" to clean the kitchen. If I had my way I'd wash dishes only when we ran out of plates or forks or something important like that, only give the stove a good scraping (it is glass topped) when it smoked when turned on, only mop the floor when I couldn't tell what the original color of the linoleum was, and never clean out the fridge. The part that makes us a grown up is the fact that we do all that stuff anyway, despite not wanting to.

    As for what the kids will do as adults, you never know. My sister was the biggest slob on the planet when she lived at home, but her house is always well-kept now and she is in the process of still raising three of her four boys. Who knows what your kids will or will not learn? If a clean home is their priority it will be done, if not, oh, well. And stuffing stuff in the closet? Well, I never outgrew that habit, but at least its all in nice rubbermaid boxes nowadays!

  3. nanamom Says:

    I'm sure you'll do better than I did or will.

  4. Broken Arrow Says:

    Interesting thoughts.

    I don't feel like a grown up either... but I do like being legal as one! Big Grin

  5. fairy74 Says:

    Happy Birthday in advance! I'm 32 and hate anything to do with cleaning, although I do do it...The slightest siren call of anything vaguely interesting can get me to throw down the Palmolive so quick it's ridiculous!

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