My mom suggested that I write this post months ago, but I'm only just now getting to it. Because I'm lazy and also it's always a shock when I do something that would be on this list. Why? I'm an adult. I've been a legal adult since I started this blog (I think?) and I've been living with my boyfriend for a year and a half. But I'm always shocked when I act like a grown up.
I have to call for take-out now. I can't make my mom do it for me. I also have to answer the door and pay the delivery guy (with tip, because I'm not a total asshole).
I have to make dinner or convince my boyfriend to make dinner, or we don't get dinner. I think this is the biggest downside to living like an adult.
I have to work 5-7 days a week, depending on what's going on (since now I'm manager of my store!)
If I'm not at work, I still have to do things like laundry or we won't have clothes to wear or cleaning so we don't live in ickyness.
If I commit a crime, I actually have to get the adult penalty for it. I can't pull the, "I'm underage, have pity on me!" card. (Not that I've ever been arrested.)
I have to go to the bank to withdrawal or deposit money.
I have to pay stupid things like rent and electric and Hulu. (Wolfy pays for Netflix.)
It's up to me to get wherever it is that I need to go, by the time that I am supposed to be there. Which also means that the alarm has to wake me up now.
I have to go grocery shopping, which I fucking loathe with the passion of a thousand burning suns because I live on the third floor apartment. (Wolfy helps, of course, but still that's a lot of stairs for even half of the groceries.)
I have to call doctors and dentists and optometrists all by myself to make the appointments that I need.
I use words like "optometrist" instead of saying "eye doctor".
And, this year, I had to file taxes. Last year, my mom still claimed me. But no, this year, I had to go to H&R Block and have them do all the paperworky things for me because fuck that, I filled out my W4 wrong so I needed help.
I guess I'm actually not a kid anymore, even though I still say things like "ickyness" and "paperworky". Who woulda thought?