still waiting

I’ve been able to drive legally for just as long as I wasn’t able to.
I’ve been called, “sir.”
I’m less than a month away from being a father.
There are far fewer hairs on my head than there used to be.
I have pets that I care for.
I’ve bought a house.
I’ve been married.
I’ve bought a new car.
I’ve graduated from college.
I was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout.
And I’m still waiting to feel like a grown up.

Maybe it will happen this month…

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52 thoughts on “still waiting”

      1. Hah! Well, I guess I’ve still got that going for me. Though, it might be harder to explain away when I’ve got a kid of my own on my hip.

      1. It’s what I do. Although, taking advice from me might not be one of the more stellar moments in your life.

      2. We’re all human… Things happen. I choose to take advice from the people I admire and respect. And I admire and respect people who are true to themselves and own their actions… (whether they are happy about it or not.)

      1. my first comment: enh, life is gross
        my second comment: enh, I’ve had to do some pretty gross things while taking care of my cats, so it may be difficult for the kiddo to top them (famous last words, right?)

      2. LOL! Oh, no worries, I wasn’t referring to “cat yak.” Let’s just say one of my cats eats things, and sometimes those things get digested, and sometimes they don’t, and sometimes they don’t make it all the way out in one go… there’s pulling involved, a very unhappy kitty, and a very unhappy me too.

      3. First time, I said “poor kitty” too. Second time, I said, “you silly girl why do you do this to yourself.” Third time I wondered if she was doing it on purpose. I’ve lost track of times. Mostly, I think she is just crazy. Which fits, because she is a cat after all.

  1. Love this, I feel the same way! Though you have much more under your adult “checklist” than I do! The term adult applies to everyone else except one’s self. Even when I dress up nice, I feel like I’m a 3 year old putting on mom’s nice jewelries for play, instead of this stuff just being natural.

  2. Honestly Matt, I hope you never do feel grown up. Look at all of the great things in your life, enjoy them with all of the passion you can muster. Being grown up matters as much as you want it to. You are a responsible, creative person living your life the right way. You are doing just fine. :-)

    1. That’s kind of funny – in our family there really only is the “grown up table” now so are we all sitting there by default or because we are all grown up?

      1. My niece was mad because she didn’t get a seat at the High Table when she turned 18. I tried to explain that she now has to wait for one of us to die, and then she can have our spot.

  3. Ha, you have no chance. Once kids come along they just make you feel younger than you ever did, that is the beauty of parenthood, you have a great excuse to be more silly than ever! :-)

      1. Yes! I was going to say something similar to what Jo said! Kids are fantastic for staying young and feeling like a kid. Really the idea of being grown up or still youthful is just a consideration. Take it from an old “kid,” it’s perfectly fine to feel like a kid. Congratulations on the rapidly approaching addition to your family!

  4. I love your blog. It’s fabulous and unpredictably predictable. I knew you would write something like this and when I saw the prompt I was excited to see what you would do. Well done as usual. :)

    1. Unpredicatably predictable? Interesting… and for some reason I have Jack Sparrow in my head saying, and honestly it’s the honest ones you have to worry about because you never know what they are going to do next. (That’s not exactly right, but it’s close enough.) Oh, sorry, that was CAPTAIN Jack Sparrow. :-P Thank you!

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