Childhood vs. Adulthood

Childhood vs. Adulthood

Why being a kid is so much better

Everything was different when you were a kid, and I know you agree with me. The things you can do now may have you saying that adulthood is better, but there is something to be said for the lifestyle of a kid that trumps all independent adult things you may claim you are happy to be able to do since you are older.

Let us begin:

Kids ALWAYS get out of things:

If you're under the age of 8, aka a kid, then you can probably do anything you want without getting in too much trouble. I wish I knew this at that age because I would so take that to my advantage. No matter what, even if you sharpie the entire house, I can guarantee that the worst punishment kids could possibly get from this is a little lecture and no desert before bed.

Kids can be brutally honest and not offend people:

Have you ever been babysitting and had a kid come up to you and say, "You're really ugly." I'm sure you have, because there's not one kid that isn't 110% honest when it comes to criticizing. The thing is though, no matter how mean the comment, you can't even get that mad because they are A KID. If someone 7 years older said that to you, everything would be so different, and you'd probably end up asking them to step outside to fight.

Oh what I would do to get off the hook with being brutally honest all the time. At least they aren't afraid to say it to your face, right?

Kids always get bribed:

I would literally do anything to be a kid again, because whenever your parents have to take you somewhere where they need to keep you calm, you'll always get a treat, because if kids aren't occupied, then it's world war III.

All kids have to do is act up slightly and they'll end up with candy in their hands, a new toy from Walmart, or if you're a kid in this day and age, your mom's iPhone. If I were to act up at any sort of function now, all I would get is a nice escort out, not even a single piece of candy.

Kids still have an imagination:

Here's one of the main reasons why childhood is so much better than adulthood. You still have the entire world to discover. You go to bed on Christmas Eve thinking a big man in a suit is going to bring you presents, and you even believe that a real live fairy brings you cash when you yank out a tooth.

When you're a kid, there's still that piece of magic that keeps you going every day that adults certainly don't have, and I think that's what separates kids from adults. As a kid you play those imagination games, but everything seems real. Those sticks that you swing around in the backyard are actually large swords, and the yard becomes a battleground. When you grow up, it's so hard to use your imagination in this same way because you've experienced life's truths, which aren't all that great sometimes.

The swords are actually seen as sticks, and the battleground is only seen as a large section of crabgrass.

Kids never have to fend for themselves:

As a college kid, I'm blessed when someone hands me a bag of chips or a half of a sandwich. Kids never have to go without food and they don't have to spend a dollar. I'm a broke college kid, but kids are just broke kids, and it's completely okay, because they will never go without a meal or a snack. They literally have no money in the bank and are living the life with their Cheerios and mac and cheese.

So all in all, being a kid is so much better than being adult. The possibilities are endless and you can basically do what you want, when you want, and the best thing about it is that naps are always enforced. When I was a kid I refused to take naps, and every single day I wonder why I never took advantage of that amazing opportunity.

It's fun to be a kid, but dealing with them is a whole different story..

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When you make a girl an aunt, you make her the happiest girl in the world.


My brother and his wife recently blessed our family with the sweetest bundle of joy on planet earth. OK, I may be a little bias but I believe it to be completely true. I have never been baby crazy, but this sweet-cheeked angel is the only exception. I am at an age where I do not want children yet, but being able to love on my nephew like he is my own is so satisfying.

When you make a girl an aunt, you make her a very protective person.

From making sure the car seat is strapped in properly before every trip, to watching baby boy breathe while he sleeps, you'll never meet someone, besides mommy and daddy of course, who is more concerned with the safety of that little person than me.

When you make a girl an aunt, you give her a miniature best friend.

There is something about an aunt that is so fun. An aunt is a person you go to when you think you're in trouble or when you want something mom and dad said you couldn't have. An aunt is someone who takes you to get ice cream and play in the park to cool down after having a temper tantrum. I can't wait to be the one he runs to.

When you make a girl an aunt, she gets to skip on the difficulty of disciplining.

Being an aunt means you get to be fun. Not to say I wouldn't correct my nephew if he were behaving poorly, but for the most part, I get to giggle and play and leave the hard stuff for my brother.

When you make a girl an aunt, you give her the best listening ears.

As of right now I only listen to the sweet coos and hungry cries but I am fully prepared to listen to all the problems in his life in the future.

When you make a girl an aunt, you make her the best advice giver.

By the time my nephew needs advice, hopefully, I will have all of my life lessons perfected into relatable stories.

When you make a girl an aunt, you make her a number-one fan

Anything you do in life sweet boy, I will be cheering you on. I already know you are going to do great things.

When you make a girl an aunt, she learns what true love is.

The love I have for my nephew is so pure. Its the love that is just there. I don't have to choose to show love every day, I don't have to forgive, I don't have to worry if it is reciprocated, it is just there.

When you make a girl an aunt, you make her the happiest person in the world.

I cannot wait to watch my precious nephew grow into the amazing person that I know he is going to be.

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Goodbye School, Hello Real World

I'm ready for ya!


It's starting to hit me.

I've been in school, year after year, since kindergarten. Maybe even pre-school!

Now, I'm about to graduate with my bachelors in communication and I couldn't be more proud of myself. I'll say it. I often sugarcoat it or suppress it but d*mn it. I'm going to applaud myself. It was hard work. It took a lot of motivation, determination, (caffeine), and willpower to get to where I am today. I worked my ass off.

That being said, I can't help but think... What is life without due dates? What is life like without scrambling to turn in an assignment that's due at 11:59 PM? What is life like with actual sleep? Sleep? I don't know her.

Like I keep telling my boyfriend and my parents, I don't have it all figured out. At least not right now. But I will, and I'm in no rush to land my dream job right now. If anything, I want to take a year to myself. I want to travel. I want to sleep in if I d*mn well please! I want to read as many books as I want. I want to write till my fingers fall off (OK, maybe not that).

You get the jist.

I'm free. I can do and be whatever I want. And you know what? That's terrifying.

I'm lost. I've followed this structure for so long. Now what?

I don't have all the answers yet. But for now, at least right at this very moment, I'm so thankful to have been able to receive such an amazing education. And to be able to say I'm graduating with my bachelors in communication at 21 is an accomplishment in itself.

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