You Know You Are An Adult When...

By Kerry Curson adult blog picture

Following on from our realisation this morning, that you can easily get sucked into children’s morning television shows as you get prepped and ready for work in the morning, the office began a discussion on what distinctly defines your adulthood. It certainly isn’t your age; we think it’s safe to say that most people know a 30 year old teenager!

Adulthood, real adulthood, is that moment when you brain shoots you the comment ‘Oh my God, I sound like my mother’ or father – which parent is really irrelevant, the sad truth is, that despite spending most of your life trying to remain ‘cool’ and ‘young’ you do inevitably take on all that was drummed into you in your childhood – not that that’s a bad thing, it’s just one of life’s natural processes that we should all embrace with a sense of humour, rather than one of horror – although this is often the first reaction.

To lighten the load, we’ve come up with a few universal adult funnies that we think many people will have experienced in the metamorphosis from cool kid to sensible adult to boost your Tuesday...

‘Drinks? No thanks. Early night tonight....I have work in the morning’

‘Don’t wear your coat in the house – you won’t feel the benefit when you go out’

When you can say to your nieces/nephews/children...

‘When I was your age’ or, ‘we never had that when we were kids!’

‘School is the best time of your life’ usually met with expressions of disbelief that you too once had plastered across your own face when you heard an elder mutter such ridiculous words!


‘Did you get the chicken out for dinner tomorrow night?’

‘I’d much rather just have a quiet few drinks and enjoy a good chat at the pub...’

‘I love a quiet weekend’

When you can say

‘Yeah, that was about ten years ago’ Ouch!

‘I’m way too tired to go clubbing!’

‘Do I really have to get dressed up tonight? I’d much rather hang out in my PJs’

‘I’d like something a bit more comfortable’ as you turn away from the 6inch stiletto shining on the shop shelf

‘Saturday’s housework day I’m afraid’

‘I need to spend more time with my family’


The list could go on forever, with all of those minute changes to our tastes and desires as we unknowingly cross the threshold to adulthood, when it’s the simpler things in life that begin to offer contentment. We were presented with a great rhetoric that Bill Gates gave to a group of school children earlier in the weekend, and among his 11 rules for school leavers he perfectly described parenthood to define it for his young audience so we’ll leave you with this to cheer your Tuesday:

‘Before you were born, your parents weren't as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you are. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parent's generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.’

We’re going to plaster the entire speech across the office wall, because the wisdom is incredible, and hey! Growing up is great fun, in fact is a huge part of the Bluestone ethos to encourage our guests to find the big kid within, because the truth is you never really stop loving fun, and that’s what holidays are for, to remember what it’s like not to care.

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