There is nothing like moving to a new apartment to highlight the most un-fun features of being an adult. My husband and I moved out of our apartment this week and are currently on a road trip across the country to our new pad. This process has been chock full of those "being an adult" tasks like Cleaning the Oven (a task which we managed to put off for 7 years until this sparklingly clean oven would be enjoyed by not us), Vacuuming the Closets, and well, Cleaning the Everything.
The main up side to adulthood, of course, is that you get to use hot tubs. At least, that seemed to be the one salient benefit of being a grown-up according to Hanna and Tyrica in their book, How to Be a Kid. In addition to their list of pros and cons of being a kid, the girls also laid out a summary of life stages. Essentially there is a fantastic period of work-free glory days sandwiched between long stretches of boring.
At least babies get to be cute and boring. We adults just get strict and boring. And oven cleaning.
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