Reasons You Know You’re Truly An Adult

Reasons You Know You’re Truly An Adult

Sometimes I look at my life and think yeah I’m a proper adult, I have my own flat and a proper job and other times I just want to lay in bed all day, refuse to do the housework and pretend I’m just a teenager again. I think it’s nice to have a good combination because who wants to be an adult all the time when you can go to a trampoline park, binge watch a Netflix series and splurge on a handbag you’ve wanted for ages. Here are just some of the ways you know you’re a proper adult:

  • You spend £80 on a fancy new bedspread which has a proper thread count. I promise you, you won’t regret it
  • You manage to cook an entire meal from scratch without making the kitchen look in a bomb dropped
  • Tidying up as you go along has become second nature because no one wants to live like a complete slob
  • You own more than three different cleaning products
  • Having an empty washing basket gives you so much joy
  • Somehow you’ve managed to put some money into a mystical thing called a savings account and haven’t spent it all on takeaways and makeup
  • Going to bed at 9pm is seen as a massive win and not a complete defeat on life
  • You don’t feel the need to go out every weekend, sometimes staying at home and relaxing is just as perfect
  • Getting your bathroom spotless fills you with happiness
  • You own more than one type of insurance (Car/ Home/ Travel/ Life)
  • Paying into a pension doesn’t seem like a completely pointless task, you know you want to have a life when you’re old
  • While the idea of turning 30 might seem daunting you’re no longer completely scared
  • The plans and ideas you had for your life as a teenager seem a little unrealistic looking back on it
  • Friends are choosing to have kids and get married and it’s no longer a shock
  • You don’t always buy own brand food when you shop. You can’t beat proper Heinz ketchup
  • Buying practical items for your home is exciting and no longer seem as a waste of money. A new hoover?! Wow!
  • You get excited by cushions and bedding
  • Teenagers seem like an alien race now and they’re so loud and obnoxious. Please say we weren’t like that at that age?!
  • Ikea is like Disneyland for adults, and building flat pack furniture is like adult lego
  • You start cushioning your holidays with an extra day at the end for sleeping, unpacking and washing clothes
Can you relate to any of these? What things make you feel like an adult?

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  1. Baby Isabella
    April 28, 2017 / 11:10 am

    Totally agree that Ikea is like Disneyland for adults! My mummy loves shopping in there and thread counts on linen is super important these days…..gosh she sounds like an adult. its nice to have the occasional lie-in and pretend to be a teenager sometimes too…

  2. Melanie Williams
    April 28, 2017 / 2:12 pm

    You own more than one type of insurance and get excited by cushions and bedding made me laugh – great list 🙂 x

  3. April 28, 2017 / 3:18 pm

    Haha I can relate to all of these, but then again I have just turned 50, nothing makes me happier than a spotless kitchen, bathroom and empty wash basket, along with new luxury bedding x

  4. Leah Shafik
    April 28, 2017 / 9:07 pm

    I can definitely relate to these… I have to add, I keep thinking how YOUNG people are in professions like doctors / policemen / teachers…just look way too young! x

  5. Alison Rost
    April 29, 2017 / 5:37 am

    These are awesome. I can so relate to bedding by thread count. And you’re so right .. going to bed at 9pm would feel like I’d died and gone to heaven!

  6. April 29, 2017 / 1:20 pm

    I can relate to too many of these! But I wouldn’t have it any other way. Getting into bed for 9pm is a massive win for me now! x

  7. Joanna
    April 29, 2017 / 9:51 pm

    I relate to so many of these its funny how we get excited over buying a new hoover, having an empty washing basket and own a selection of cleaning products

  8. Helen Clark
    April 30, 2017 / 7:44 am

    Ah I love these! They’re are all so true. I’ve been a mum for 14 years so feel like I’ve been an adult for a long time, I love not adulting now and again and watching Netflix all day and having a day off from everything.

  9. April 30, 2017 / 3:14 pm

    Oh my god- the day I spent real money on thread count I knew I was lost to ageing lol

  10. April 30, 2017 / 4:29 pm

    Haha I completely relate. When I see teens now I find them so annoying but I also think to myself god was I ever that annoying? LOL x

  11. Melanie Edjourian
    April 30, 2017 / 7:10 pm

    Lol I think it depends on what you cook. I cook and bake and sometimes it still looks like a bomb has hit and I am no where near a child anymore 😉

  12. May 1, 2017 / 12:09 pm

    I love this post, I think I am truly an adult and this makes me sad! I love ikea it’s my favourite shop #adultalert! x

  13. Robin Rue
    May 2, 2017 / 10:49 am

    Haha, I don’t feel the need to go out any weekend. I love being home as much as possible these days.

  14. KatieCarlson721
    May 2, 2017 / 1:47 pm

    This list is hilarious and really hits home! I like the one about a fancy new bedspread which has a proper thread count. Who know adulthood would be so much fun! 😉

  15. Mandy Young Carter
    May 2, 2017 / 2:11 pm

    Maybe I haven’t hit an adult yet…LOL. I think I hit an adult then decided after a decade of it I was going back!

  16. shoshana sue
    May 2, 2017 / 2:50 pm

    I so relate with this list. I have been hitting the sack these days on weekends as early as 8:30 and I feel no guilt lol.
    And about the cleaning products.. do not get me started on the wide range I own haha

  17. Marcie in Mommyland
    May 2, 2017 / 3:11 pm

    I love this so much! Yes, I get a lot of joy out of going to bed by 9pm most nights! And I love nice sheets on my bed!

  18. May 2, 2017 / 5:19 pm

    OMG I can so related to all of these! Teenagers are totally an alien race and new bedding with quality threading so worth every penny!

  19. Karen Yannacio Morse
    May 2, 2017 / 9:44 pm

    You nailed it about the weekend. I actually must be a major adult because I LOVE staying home. On the couch, with wine and cheese/crackers…maybe a movie or music. Perfect!

  20. May 2, 2017 / 11:59 pm

    Quite a unique look on adulthood lol I can totally relate to all of these. My kids make me feel like an adult….every day! 🙂

  21. militaryfamof8
    May 3, 2017 / 12:54 am

    The IKEA one hit the spot lol, that is my go to for a fun date

  22. May 3, 2017 / 2:07 am

    I love the empty wash basket, has that ever happened to me? I don’t think so…

  23. May 3, 2017 / 2:31 am

    I can relate to so many of these things. It’s funny how going to bed a 9 pm was such a drag as a kid but now it seems like a treat. I still don’t like doing laundry or cleaning the bathroom but I do feel a great sense of satisfaction when I’m done.

  24. May 3, 2017 / 1:36 pm

    These points are great and very enriching to read!
    I often feel great when I plop myself in bed at an early hour…how true.
    This is the case for so many of these points.

  25. Aish Padihari
    May 3, 2017 / 5:01 pm

    Getting the bathroom spotless is definitely my thing. Agreed 100%. In my opinion, a clean kitchen and a clean bathroom is key to happiness.

  26. hzajac13
    May 3, 2017 / 5:19 pm

    What a fun post! Of course I am an adult, but I’m not always sure I want to be!

  27. Mai C.
    May 3, 2017 / 5:27 pm

    I get excited when I enter the grocery store or a market! Lol. That’s how I figured out that I am really growing old.

  28. Amanda Love
    May 3, 2017 / 5:43 pm

    Right? I get excited with beddings and buying different decors for the house! I think I can relate to all of these!

  29. May 3, 2017 / 10:44 pm

    Loved this post! So, so sorry for the late comment Rhian. I feel like I am yet to experience so many of these as I am recently feeling like a failure at 24… but once I feel a joy at the washing basket being empty, I’ll remember I am officially a real adult ha 🙂


  30. May 3, 2017 / 10:57 pm

    These ring so true! Definitely feel the last one. These days, would add being worried not only about what my future holds but about every phase along the the way that lies ahead for my son. So many things to prepare for!

  31. Mardene Carr
    May 4, 2017 / 3:48 pm

    Well then, those are good reasons to feel like you have gotten to that threshold…LOL

  32. Brittany Muddamalle
    May 4, 2017 / 6:15 pm

    Wow I can feel them all! Especially cleaning the bathroom. It’s so hard to keep with clean with three little boys so when I walk into a clean bathroom… wow.

  33. May 5, 2017 / 4:08 am

    So many of these are exactly me! I especially love the cleaning ones.. it is definitely so true.

  34. Amber Nelson
    May 5, 2017 / 11:27 pm

    Yes, I can definitely relate! When it comes time to the weekend, I am ready to relax!

  35. May 9, 2017 / 7:05 am

    Haha this is so true the only one I haven’t mastered is the cooking one I fail at that one big time.

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