Remember the days where you’d finish school after a day of dicking about and learning irrelevant shit; head down to the park with some WKDs and tinnies; take some cringey photos on your Sony Ericsson with the frames of those 3D glasses you got at the cinema and grab some chips from the kebab shop for your dinner. Wasn’t life a breeze? I think the worst of my problems was not having anyone to buy me fags or a bottle of Mickey Finn – can you imagine!
Anyway, this got me thinking about the point in which you become an adult because let’s be honest, it’s not when you turn 18 is it? So here are 25 signs you are officially an adult.
1. You call your mum constantly and get offended if she goes somewhere without telling you.
2. Scrolling through reviews of vacuum cleaners excites you.
3. You wash out yoghurt pots and ketchup bottles to recycle them.
4. You have a spreadsheet for your monthly outgoings (bonus point if they’re colour coded).
5. People buy you tea towels for Christmas.
6. You can change a light bulb.
7. You go to doctors appointments without your mum (this is a biggy).
8. Your weekends are filled with housework.
9. You have a dog. Or a cat. Or a child.
10. Hangovers hit you hard.
11. You realise how much you loved your time at school.
12. You have a favourite supermarket.
13. You prefer a night in on the sofa with a takeaway and a true crime documentary than going out out.
14. You have a pension.
15. You can cook a bolognese from scratch.
16. IKEA is the equivalent of Disneyland.
17. You have a favourite chore. And if you’re interested, mine are hoovering and ironing.
18. You wish you could go to bed at 9 o’clock every night.
19. You have a credit card (and actually pay it off).
20. You keep a break-down kit in your car with a spare coat and bottle of water.
21. You enjoy going on walks.
22. Your first drink after work on a Friday brings the same amount of joy as a new sponge.
23. Sacrificing that ASOS dress you love to pay for your tyre you’ve just blown.
24. You love a bit of daytime TV, (Loose Women to be precise).
25. You realise that your mum is usually right.
When did you realise you had ‘officially’ become an adult?