18 May 2011

When I Get Bigger/ Become an Adult

(A Guest Post by Not Mercer Mayer)

When I become an adult, I'll be able to do lots of things. I will be able to drive my car whenever I want. (Oh. I will somehow magically get money for this car. And the insurance. And the gas.)

I will have lots of free time on my hands. No one will tell me what to do with my time ever again! Especially when I am a parent. I will make money off my kids (lots of it!) when they make mistakes and have to pay for something they broke or that kind of thing. I will say that it teaches them responsibility, but really, I will have my kids wipe up the kitchen table and do odd jobs because I am too lazy to do them myself.

I will be able to make calls on my very own cell phone, use my very own laptop and take pictures with my very own camera! I will be able to blog about my own experiences and I will be able to say whatever I want with no repercussions. There never are any of those when you are an adult. I think that's in the First Amendment.

I will have a great job and get an apartment. My money troubles will be over!

But right now I have to log off... because Mom and Dad say... I'm not seeing reality yet.

(Thank youuu thank youuu thank youuu. Anyone want to illustrate this book?)

3 comments:

  1. My children think like this too. And, sadly, as we all learned on YouTube, there are adults who think that this is really how life works. If Obama gets elected, I won't have to worry about putting gas in my car, I won't have to worry about paying my mortgage... there is a money tree somewhere. Life is oh so easy!

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  2. I remember thinking that as a child
    for about 5 minutes

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  3. Julie, that youtube video makes me cringe every time. But yep. Dealing with some unrealistic expectations here.

    Dianne, I think about five minutes is all the time you had in your childhood, bless you...

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