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?)


  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!

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

  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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