ten things i love about being a grown-up

I often do things out of spite of my Mother. 

Don’t get me wrong. I LOVE my Mum; we’re the best of friends, talk most days and have a great relationship but as an adult I get to defy (some of) her rules that were imposed on me as a child.

You know those rules that just don’t actually mean anything morally or ethically? Those rules that just seem to slide off a mother’s tongue like silk or hurled at you one after another like a dictator’s bullets?

I know that seems a little harsh and I’m definitely exaggerating as my upbringing was certainly far from a militia regime!

But here I am…thinking of the things I get to do as an adult that I didn’t as a child living with my parents. And so I’ve compiled a list…of top ten things I love about being a grown-up.

  1. i can wipe my dirty hands on my clothes if i feel like it!
  2. i can drink straight out of the bottle while standing in front of the open fridge
  3. if i wanna pay $5 for the sewing lady to sew my buttons on my jacket i can!
  4. i can eat cereal for dinner
  5. if i forget to take the DVDs or library books back on time i wont get grounded
  6. i can stay up to 4am on the weekend watching teen sitcoms
  7. i can buy breakfast, lunch & dinner all in a single day without anyone telling me i’m wasting money!
  8. if i get spanked it’s because i asked for it in the bedroom!
  9. i can go out with my friends on a “school night”
  10. i can use whatever grammar i like without anyone telling me off

So, what do you love most?

Published by thisismelly

Mel @thisismelly lives a life of adventure, gets lost in farmer’s markets, regularly indulges in movies, loves to whip up gourmet meals in the kitchen, swears that one day she will learn to speak French properly, adores candles and fresh flowers, married her high school sweetheart, visited 19 countries and counting, fears an apocalyptic rage-virus, regularly spoils her cavoodle Harley, loves walking along the harbour, is decorated with ink, muddles her right & left, seasonally switches between blonde and brunette, has soul-mates, favours painted nails & dangly earrings, always orders the 'plateau de fromages', is obsessed with British or Scandinavian crime fiction, detests creepy-crawlies & people who take too long to order coffee, gives terrible directions, makes up crazy dances for her devilishly handsome husband, believes in good, would always be dressed in Saint Laurent, Gucci & Chloe if she could, adores Tex-Mex & Japanese, loves the smell of rain & evening jasmine, may be addicted to Instagram&Pinterest, is always on the hunt for a really good macchiato, is James Taylor’s biggest fan, gets rowdy with tequila, dreams every night, takes pickles, jalapeños & dried fruit for movie snacks, would hate a world without French champagne, adores Pantone 1765, almost always wishes she was lying on the sand in the sun, is an inconsistent Paleo convert and although she is a hopeless Francophile she will forever be smitten with Sydney.

8 thoughts on “ten things i love about being a grown-up

  1. Luv you Mel, can’t wait for you to have kids….. and I bet they won’t be able to drink out of the milk carton / juice bottle (you’ll have poppers in there) ha ha !!!! xoxo

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