The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59526   Message #954575
Posted By: Nancy King
17-May-03 - 06:31 PM
Thread Name: BS: When do you become a grownup? (Study)
Subject: RE: BS: When do you become a grownup? (Study)
For me it's been a gradual process, and I'm not altogether sure I'm 100% "adult" yet, but feeling closer lately.

Maybe the first big step was getting my own apartment paid for with the money I earned on my first real job. Getting married, having kids, yeah yeah. Now my sons are grown up, and if they're grownups I've GOTTA be one, right? Somebody above marked as a milestone the time he first realized he was having a pleasant, intelligent conversation with his parents. Likely the parents felt it as a milestone too!

I think the last big push in that direction for me was taking care of my invalid and somewhat demented mother -- and her property in a distant city -- for the last two years of her life. Then settling the estate, of course (not that there was much left of it...) Only grownups can do that.

So now can I regress a bit?