Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Do I HAVE to Be a Grown-Up????

My daughter, who is 18 and of course, the font of all wisdom, often asks me rather testily, "Mom, what are you, like, FIVE?????" usually when I'm cackling like a demented hyena at something no adult in their mature mind would think was even REMOTELY amusing . . . and while I don't SAY it out loud, I think, "Why yes - yes, I am!!"  In my mind, anyway.

Think about it!  Wasn't being five years old about the BEST time in your life?  If you were in pre-school or kindergarten, you got to play with all the neat toys in the classroom that you didn't have at home, got milk and cookies for a snack, and got to take a nap on one of those way-cool little nap mats.  How could you beat that?!  If you were a stay-at-home-til-first-grade kid, you most likely got to hang out with your mom or grandma (who were probably terrific cooks/bakers and always had time for a good hug), played outside all day, got grubby-dirty, ate an amazing home-cooked supper, and crawled in bed at night exhausted but content.  Right?!

So when I saw this list recently, it really cracked me up.  Because, face it, being an "adult" isn't so very cool now that we're here :)

**** 23 ADULT TRUTHS ******

1. Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.

2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.

3. I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger. 

 4. There is great need for a sarcasm font.

5. How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?

6. Was learning cursive really necessary?

7. Map Quest really needs to start their directions on # 5. I'm pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

8. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.

9. I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least "kind of" tired.

10. Bad decisions make good stories.

11. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren't going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.

12. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blue Ray? I don't want to have to restart my collection...again.

13. I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page technical report that I swear I did not make any changes to.

14. I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.

15. I think the freezer deserves a light as well.

16. I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Light than Kay.

17. I wish Google Maps had an "Avoid Ghetto" routing option.

18. I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.

19. How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear or understand a word they said?

20. I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars team up to prevent a jerk from cutting in at the front.

21. Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever.

22. Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, finding their cell phone, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey - but I'd bet everyone can find and push the snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time, every time.

23. The first testicular guard, the "Cup," was used in Hockey in 1874 and the first helmet was used in 1974. That means it only took 100 years for men to realize that their brain is also important. (Ladies   .....Quit laughing.)

Therefore, being in a "five year old" kind of mood, here are today's cards:

Simple and easy, but see how the embossing folders add dimension to these babies?
The stamp set is Dinoroar, and it's SO cute for kids' cards!
As always, if you see something on my blog that you just gotta have, head on over to my website to order :-)  Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week . . . well, you get it!
Happy stampin'!

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