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All Grown Up – or am I?

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Daily Prompt: All Grown Up.

When was the first time you really felt like a grown up (if ever)?

Ugh.  Being a grown-up can really suck!  I wish , wish, wish someone could make the decisions for me.  For as strong-willed as I am, I have quite the submissive streak  – which is a completely other topic for a completely other less family friendly blog. 😉

Any who, I suppose the first I truly felt grown up, was the day I brought Monkey #1 home from the hospital.  A bit of a slap in the face with a big ol’ dose of reality.  If I wasn’t ready to grow up, I had better start RIGHT NOW!  I couldn’t just call the nurse to have the little one taken down the hall to the nursery so I could get some sleep.  There was that brief moment of, “What in the hell have I done?!?  There’s no turning back now!”  Even now, almost 13 years later, I occassionally have to remind myself that I am the Mommy!  🙂

But as for feeling like a “grown-up,” maturity is a state of mind – not an age.  I tend to “act” much younger than my actual age.  Just a part of who I am!  Life is too short to be serious all the time!

So in the words of Peter Pan:

If growing up means
It would be beneath my dignity to climb a tree,
I’ll never grow up, never grow up, never grow up
Not me!

Mary Martin in Peter Pan

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About Susan D.

Single mother of three. Teacher. Amateur Jewelry Designer. Singer. Hack writer. Trying to keep sane - as well as I can.

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  5. Or am I indeed? Well done. 🙂

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