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To ask when did you first feel like an adult?

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ArgfromTowie Wed 07-Feb-18 21:45:44

I saw in the paper about 50 signs you are an adult , so just wondering when you first felt like one

I think the first time was getting my first job and obviously pay check

blinkineckmum Wed 07-Feb-18 22:06:15

When I first drove on my own (I was married and pregnant and had been working for years. I'd lived abroad... ). I still feel grown up when I drive.

RefuseTheLies Wed 07-Feb-18 22:07:24

When my parents died. I was 36.

Smokeahontas Wed 07-Feb-18 22:08:53

When I completed on my first house, I was 27.

ReinettePompadour Wed 07-Feb-18 22:09:34

I dont feel like an adult now and I'm almost 50 grin. I remember feeling 'older' when I drove myself to the supermarket and bought my own shopping to cook my own dinner. That was around 18 but nothing since then.

PippyPopPop Wed 07-Feb-18 22:09:50

When I did my first food shop for my new flat smile

GardenGeek Wed 07-Feb-18 22:09:52

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Passmethecakeplease Wed 07-Feb-18 22:10:11

I'm still waiting too.

TinaMena Wed 07-Feb-18 22:11:29

Probably when I left school and started working full time. When adults stopped treating me like a child!

RaindropsAndSparkles Wed 07-Feb-18 22:11:42

What do adults feel like. Oh yes DH feels like an adult. I guess about 28 then. That's when I felt like an adult and wanted to feel one. grin

Jenala Wed 07-Feb-18 22:11:52

I'm 28 and still don't. I think it's amazing that I'm trusted to look after two small people, drive them around, feed them and generally keep them safe.

I guess sometimes when I am being a calm, patient parent I feel slightly nore adult.

AiryFairy1 Wed 07-Feb-18 22:15:02

Dealing with solicitors and managing the purchase of our house... but not in a good, yay-for-me way hmm
I never think I sound convincing when I tell DC that I’m the grown up grin

shugfish Wed 07-Feb-18 22:15:53

Thought i’d feel like a grown up when I got married and then had children, but no still felt as irresponsible as ever.
First day on call as a paediatric consultant, looked round the heaving Paeds A&E, realised the buck stopped with me and grew up instantly

ftmtb Wed 07-Feb-18 22:16:18

When someone with a child blocks your way in the street and they said 'come here let this lady past' haha lady makes you feel so grown up!!

AnnaT45 Wed 07-Feb-18 22:16:50

When my mum died. I was married, owned a home, had a child, expecting another but it was then I realised I was a proper adult probably because I didn't have the protection from my mum anymore

BillyAndTheSillies Wed 07-Feb-18 22:18:14

The first time I truly felt like an adult was when the nurse came to do the auditory tests on DS about an hour after he was born and said "is it ok if I check him over Mum?" And I looked at my mum who was with me who said "no, she's talking to you". Oh riiiggghhhhtttt I'm the Mum.

Running a household. Little things like remembering to put things in the calendar (and turn the page on the calendar). Realising that you have to clear out and clean fridges. Remembering to buy toilet roll. All the stuff I took for granted living at home. Paperwork.

seasidelife Wed 07-Feb-18 22:18:16

I feel old lol but not grown up, I don't think I'll ever be an adult, I'm 40 something now ;)

lastnamefirstfirstnamelast Wed 07-Feb-18 22:19:16

Ftmtb haha I'm the same with that!

I'm 31 and I still dont feel like an adult, i have huge responsibilities but I still feel naive and vulnerable at times of stress...its weird...

StepAwayFromGoogle Wed 07-Feb-18 22:19:40

I'm meant to feel like an adult?!?

Peanutbuttercheese Wed 07-Feb-18 22:20:26

When my stepfather died and I became my Mothers carer as she lost her mind. No SS interventions , this was the 1970's. School, shopping, looking after nine year old sister, cleaning, cooking. He had been a violent alcoholic, to be honest I was glad when he died but what was to come was just as bad but in a different way.

SchoolMoney Wed 07-Feb-18 22:21:16

Any day now, I'll tell you when it happens 😁

GinUser Wed 07-Feb-18 22:21:57

What does "feel like an adult" feel like?

Slowtrain2dawn Wed 07-Feb-18 22:22:03

When going to visit my parents stopped feeling like going home. I was about 30 and suddenly realised I felt more relaxed in my own home than theirs.

Jamiefraserskilt Wed 07-Feb-18 22:22:17

When i realised people older than me were behaving like kids in a playground.
When I started to stand up for myself and make big decisions about my future.
When suddenly I had to parent my parent.

Tigresswoods Wed 07-Feb-18 22:24:10

21. My mum died. That makes you grow up pretty quickly.

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