Why did we as a child felt a desperate need to become an adult?
Why do adults even wants us to become grown ups at a young age?
Probably the first gift a girl receives is a doll, so she can play “mommy mommy” with her friends.
I am drowning in embarrassment thinking back of the 7 year old me, pretending to be in labor with a friend and her parents walked in.
There seems to be something so very wrong about this.
For a girl, the initial “Adult Moment”, is often considered to be their first “Monthly party”.
My mum might have thought it was a magical moment, but all I remember was a huge amount of pain.
I was about 21 years old when I first took a cab.
I got back from a business meeting and was wearing heels which made my feet ache.
I had the choice to walk 20 minutes home or take a cab.
50 euro’s later I was home.
This is will always be my first “Adult moment”.
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 her current boyfriend.
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”.
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”?