Adulting Is Hard: Memes That Perfectly Describe What Being An Adult Is Like

December 23, 2015  |  
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Remember when you were a kid, and you couldn’t wait to grow up?  The word “consequence” was a foreign concept, and you thought adults got to make and follow their own rules.  Then you grew up and realized that “adulting” is a full-time, seemingly never ending and often challenging job.  What gives?

Too bad you can’t erect a no adulting zone when you need one.

 

Because we don’t have the answers, just like Sway.

 

 

You’d love to spend your money on anything but bills, but the bills don’t exactly stop, even if you’re unemployed or underemployed.

As an adult, no one’s going to fix your life for you, not even Iyanla.

 

You can’t exactly stop time, à la Zack Morris, when you’re in an awkward or sticky situation (of which there will be plenty).

 

If you have a tantrum as an adult, or worse yet, a hair-pulling, fist-throwing fight, you won’t get a slap on the wrist or a time out. Jail anyone?

 

Um, yeah…no.  Not in real life, you don’t.

 

If only being an adult were as easy (and sparkly) as SpongeBob makes it look.

 

Even if you’re on an actual vacation, you’ll always have certain responsibilities and realities as an adult.  No wonder people talk about needing a vacation from their vacation.

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