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When did you first realise you were a `Grown-up`?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Nuuk, Nov 4, 2015.

  1. Nuuk

    Nuuk Occasional commenter

    The recent Christmas posts jogged my memory and I remembered the year my mum bought me a bracelet and a stocking filler of a peg bag and bag of pegs. Although like most people, I suspect, I`'ve remained about age 20 in my head, this was the first time I thought, `oh I am a grown-up!`
     
  2. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    I'm an adult? Damn.
     
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  3. Eureka!

    Eureka! Lead commenter

    When I rejected religion aged 7.
     
  4. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    I'm not sure exactly what being 'grown up' means
     
  5. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Still wondering when it'll hit...

    In no rush.
     
  6. jacob

    jacob Lead commenter

    When they close the box
     
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  7. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    It was when I was about 23 and realised my Mum was telling me something and she was wrong (factually). I'd never properly realised my parents could ever be wrong about anything.
     
  8. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    The pressure to grow up has made me a Groan-Up.
     
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  9. smoothnewt

    smoothnewt Star commenter

    When two friends drove down to Italy to pick me up at the end of my university year abroad in1980. Driving back up through Italy and France, with no parents in tow, made me feel incredibly independent and "grown up".
     
  10. emilystrange

    emilystrange Star commenter

    does not compute.
     
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  11. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Last time I met my parents they both talked about their wills... and what'd happen when they died.

    I really really wanted to not be a grown up during those conversations.
     
  12. xena-warrior

    xena-warrior Star commenter

    When I was sat in the dark on my own with a screaming baby. Yes. You have to sort this out yourself. You can't go bleating for help to your Mum or make Dear Alfred knackered all day at work. This is what being a grown-up must be like.
     
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  13. RedQuilt

    RedQuilt Star commenter

    When my son was rushed to Intensive Care and the doctors told me they weren't hopeful for a positive outcome.

    Thankfully my son's a real fighter and pulled through.
     
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  14. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    I couldn't sort it out for myself so I am everlastingly grateful to my lovely mum who did look after me and my baby son when I suffered puerperal psychosis after his birth. It was only when I recovered that I became grown up. But it took a year and she never gave up on us.
     
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  15. Jolly_Roger1

    Jolly_Roger1 Star commenter

    For a man, you know you are considered to be grown up when you started getting socks and monogrammed handkerchiefs as presents. I suppose that I noticed that I should be grown up by the usual milestones of life: marriage, mortgage, children, death of parent, bus pass. I wonder if being grown up is just a front people put on as it's expected of them. I don't feel any different than I did when I was twenty, or, at least, I don't think that I do.
     
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  16. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    When I became an orphan.
     
  17. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

    When I realised I didn't care that much whether my colleagues liked me but did care that i was seen as a professional person. I was about 50. Now I don't work I'm regressing I think. I do think about dying but less about being "grown up". I tend to do what I want as much as possible and am less interested in taking responsibility - which equates to being grown up in my mind.
     
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  18. foxtail3

    foxtail3 Star commenter

    I don't intend to be grown up these days. Been there, done that!
     
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  19. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

    Foxtail that sums it up exactly.:)
     
  20. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    Im a born again teenager....and my wife says i never grew up...does that help?
     

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