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PostPosted: 25 Oct 2017, 10:16 
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Happy Birthday Someone, I have to agree that being an adult is not at all the same thing as being a grown up - I'm still someway off the latter


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Now I'm pondering on what we all think of as being 'grown-up' (as opposed to being legally an adult) - this nebulous quality nobody I've ever met would claim to have achieved! What do you think constitutes being 'grown-up'?

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I felt much more 'grown-up' in my 20s - when I had a full-time professional job, own house [mortgaged of course] and car and living on my own - than I do now...!

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I do have a full-time professional job, a mortgaged house and a car, and live on my own, and I definitely don't feel grown-up :lol: .

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PostPosted: 25 Oct 2017, 15:28 
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Inside I feel much less grown up than I did as a young 25yr old divorced mother of 3 under 6. That was just the sense of all that resposibility bearing down on me I suppose. Edited for a little more relevance.


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PostPosted: 25 Oct 2017, 16:29 
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I think it's about responsibility, you either need to have children or lose your parents.

Having a full time job and a car definitely doesn't count as grown up, not sure about a mortgage - I haven't tried that yet !


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Losing your second parent is definitely a milestone.

My dad died when I was in my 30s and my mum died 11 years ago. When mum died, I suddenly realised that my siblings and I (along with my cousins) are now the oldest generation of our family, as there is no one left of the previous one.

Having said that, I'm not entirely sure that I'm completely grown-up at the age of 61. Maybe on the outside, but inside definitely not!

Since I don't have a mortgage (I live in a housing association bungalow), a full-time job, a car or children, by that definition I can be excused for not feeling grown-up all the time. :lol:

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Abbey wrote:
I reckon 'adult' and 'grown up' are two quite different things :D


Quite true! I've so far avoid growing up.


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Well I did have a dream that my sister drove me to work as my car had broken down. (And, as these things go, it was only when I woke up that it occurred to me that I had neither a car, a job, nor a sister.)

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PostPosted: 27 Oct 2017, 10:57 
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Someone the Younger wrote:
Well I did have a dream that my sister drove me to work as my car had broken down. (And, as these things go, it was only when I woke up that it occurred to me that I had neither a car, a job, nor a sister.)


I'm sitting here laughing my head off. People are staring. I'm definitely not a grown up.


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As I may well have said before, observation suggests that proper grown-ups think that you can't eat an ice cream or a lolly in cold weather and you can't eat chips in hot weather... I fail on both counts and I suspect I'm not alone.


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As someone who is annoyingly sensitive to temperature, I really can't do either of those things (at least, not outside!). But then "proper grown-ups" wouldn't take joy in owning Pokémon backpacks either, and neither would they take a toy iguana around with them in their pocket, so it evens out.

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PostPosted: 27 Oct 2017, 16:47 
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I take your point, Minim, but there's a difference - you can't do either of those things, or at any rate not comfortably.

I'm talking about the kind of person who'd stop a child from doing those things because it didn't suit their notion of what was an appropriate response to the weather conditions.


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Abbey wrote:
Now I'm pondering on what we all think of as being 'grown-up' (as opposed to being legally an adult) - this nebulous quality nobody I've ever met would claim to have achieved! What do you think constitutes being 'grown-up'?

When I was a child, I used to think that being grown up meant being like various relatives or teachers with whom I came into regular contact - serious and sedate. I realised when I got to the age when I was also supposed to be 'grown up' that my 'role models' were devoid of imagination or a sense of humour. Also, they're all dead now, so where did being grown up get them?


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I take your point, Minim, but there's a difference - you can't do either of those things, or at any rate not comfortably.

I'm talking about the kind of person who'd stop a child from doing those things because it didn't suit their notion of what was an appropriate response to the weather conditions.


I have to admit that my mum was rather like that. However, even in the middle of our Pennine cold winters, an ice cream van stood outside the gates of my grammar school. By then, I was old enough to think for myself and I often indulged. I had time to eat it before I got home and I figured that what mum didn't know, she couldn't worry about.

I've also eaten chips (inside and outside) in Madrid in the middle of summer, where temperatures can reach up to 45oC in August.

Neither of the above seem to have done me any lasting harm, as I have a very strong immune system and rarely suffer even from a cold.

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We once had an ice-cream van come to school in the middle of January, and the queue was massive! Even teachers were indulging!

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Someone the Younger wrote:
Well I did have a dream that my sister drove me to work as my car had broken down. (And, as these things go, it was only when I woke up that it occurred to me that I had neither a car, a job, nor a sister.)


I laughed too. That's why it's called a dream, it's not supposed to be real.


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A friend has just told me of two 'useful' observations that she made while doing jury service some years ago: the only way people recognise their caravan is apparently by the curtains, so if you should just happen to steal one, change the curtains immediately; if you are apprehended while running away from the scene of a crime, say that you were trying to catch a dog (doesn't even have to be your own, after all) - the jury will promptly switch their attention to the dog, and what happened to it.

Might even be useful to those of you who write fiction... :D


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Today is a colourful day :santa: :D :heart: :party: :smug: :parrot: :rofl: :mrgreen: :trumpet: :popper:

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A nice contrast to the uniform grey of the sky :lol:

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