Why did we as a child felt a desperate need to become an adult?
What seemed so fun about it?
For a girl the initial Adult Moment, is often considered to be the first “monthly party”.
My mum might have thought it was a magical moment, but all I remember was a huge amount of pain.
It was far away from fun (!)
The first time I experienced the “I’m an adult now” moment, was the first I took a cab on my own.
Cabs are usually expensive, and especially in Copenhagen. Which meant that I must have earned some sort of money
Plus, we’ve all seen Home Alone 2 (!) So I must have been brave.
Some years ago, during our Sunday evening tea and cookies moment, I discussed this topic with a friend.
Although she was near her 30’s and she had been working all over the world, her realization to adulthood started when she met the man of her dreams.
For the longest time during her teenage years and early 20’s, she was scared of becoming pregnant and she looked forward for every “time of the month”.
Then she broke into tears and said “Now I am worried that I can’t even have kids”.
We cried together for some time and then agreed she would make a doctor’s appointment the next day.
Due to moving countries and other priorities, we lost touch.
But according to a reliable source (social media), she married that man and they have a healthy baby girl now 🙂
When and what was your first “adult moment”?