Am I grown up yet?

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You would think that graduating Uni, having to pay rent, getting a full time job, paying off a new car, getting married and having a baby on the way would make me feel all grown up.

Ok, so maybe a baby on the way is making me feel a little grown up. But it’s been a few recent small things that has made me stop and think whoa I think I’m growing up.

It all started a few weeks ago when bending down became literally impossible, thanks to my baby bump. Hanging out the washing was a nightmare. And not just because I hate hanging out the washing, but because I couldn’t bend down to get the damn clothes out of the basket.

So when I got one of those trolley things that you sit your washing basket, to say I was bloody excited was an understatement. And then to top that off, on a recent trip to Howard’s Storage World I got a new peg basket. Icing on the washing basket trolley cake – why I do believe so.

So as if all this laundry excitement wasn’t enough, I then found myself making a dentist appointment. So what, I hear you say. I hate the dentist. Even more than I hate hanging out the washing. And I’ve managed to avoid a trip to the dentist for about the last 4 years. Maybe even more. Oh and that thud you just heard was my mum falling off her chair in disgust – she’s a big believer in regular dentist visits.

So after I hung up the phone after making the appointment of my own free will, yes you read correctly, my own free will, I suddenly thought… my goodness, I’m growing up. But then I have been practically begging my husband to come with me, coz I’m a big fat scaredy cat!

So do you think a nice fluffy mat for the floor around the toilet is pushing it too far?!

What makes you feel grown up? Or are we really just all big kids at heart!

  • Jodi
    August 18, 2010

    We bought a clothes dryer 2 weekends ago. I wanted one so badly and my fiance finally allowed us to go out and buy one. I was so happy, and then realised that for so many people buying large appliances aren’t terribly exciting, but for me it was just another reminder that we’re big kids now :)

    I’m yet to buy a laundry trolley, but boy would I like one. Now I have a dryer, though, I guess I could just be lazy and not hang my washing out! Expensive but convenient…

  • Jodie at Mummy Mayhem
    August 18, 2010

    Oh, man! I’ve been looking for one of those trolley things for the laundry basket since I was pregnant with the 8yo! Where do you think I can get one?

    Of course, I can just imagine I’ll need to hide it somewhere. No doubt the boys will think it an excellent contraption to ride in. Eek.

  • Jodi
    August 18, 2010

    Jodie – you can buy the trolleys at Bunnings!

  • Nadiah
    August 18, 2010

    Hrm, if the toilet mat doesn’t work, you could bring out the heavy ammunition and get one of those dolls with the big crocheted skirts to put over the spare toilet roll. I’d use it cautiously, though, they are powerful talismans of aging. Setting dental appointments is great, but you don’t want to find yourself writing long angry letters to the free local paper as well.

  • Maxabella
    August 19, 2010

    Well, after 3 kids I’m very mature… says she who just recently greeted her parent’s arrival for a 3 day stay with “yay, thank god the real grown-ups have arrived!!!”.

  • Jane
    August 19, 2010

    Haha wow this post made me laugh! Especially love how Jodi and Jodie are getting really excited about laundry.

    I often wonder when I’ll feel grown up. That point definitely hasn’t hit me yet, and I have no desire to invest in a laundry trolley OR a peg basket.

    And yes, a fluffy toilet mat might be pushing it ;)

    Great post


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