Times sure have changed…
Remember when you were a kid and you’d rather eat worms than take an afternoon nap?
Well, these days, I’d (almost) happily give up my cider habit in exchange for a regular 12pm snooze time.
Your child-self might want to punch you, but here are 9 things that are awesome about being an adult, even though when you were a kid you thought they were incredibly lame.
1. Watching the news in the morning instead of cartoons.
As a kid it was all about catching a few precious seconds of Arthur before being bundled off to school. Now, I actually can’t start my day without ABC News Breakfast. I’m addicted to Michael and Virginia’s light-hearted banter. Leave me alone.
2. NOT watching Home & Away.
I used to think I would actually die if I missed an episode. Imagine the horror of not knowing what happened that night? Hayley and Sam could break up. Vinnie might get out of jail. Gypsy might actually pash Shelley. Now I’m all grown up and mature my life doesn’t revolve around soap operas. Well, not as much…
3. Caring about home décor.
My mum used to literally drag me to places like Ikea and Freedom Furniture and I’d spend the whole time plonked on a couch, scowling and yawning. Now, an afternoon at a homewares store is like Disneyland to me.
4. Eating vegetables.
Avocado when you are a kid: gross. As an adult: every meal please. I don’t know whether it’s because I’m now so old my tastebuds have started dying off, but I actively look forward to eating brussels sprouts and broccoli these days. And I’ve even been known to eat salad for lunch.