Being an adult is tough. Mainly because you have to deal with other adults while battling the overwhelming urge to run for a blanket and some chocolate and hide behind a real adult. You know, someone with a mustache or suspenders or at least some curlers. However, being a kid seems pretty nice, at least from the point of view of the person with the mustache or the curlers. Apart from the fact that kids for some reason can’t wait to grow up, right? We found 14 people on Twitter who told us about their funniest and most unexpected aha moments as adults. Please enjoy!
when i was a kid i’d CLIMB TREES. NOW look at me, on my PHONE walking INTO little kids I’M NOT DONE and knocking them over into trees
— tara shoe (@tarashoe) January 4, 2017
Childhood: I WANT IT TO BE CHRISTMAS EVERY DAY.
Adulthood: It’s December 8th. The Christmas music is relentless. I will confess to anything.
— Elizabeth Hackett (@LizHackett) December 9, 2017
When I was a little kid, I thought «This little pig went to market.» meant it went shopping. 😂
— Dawna (@VaGyver) February 9, 2021
adulthood in a nutshell: pic.twitter.com/5DM6HGx6oy
— 🌸 (@_____Astrid) July 12, 2021
As a kid: I hope to one day cure diseases and be an Olympic swimmer.
Me as an adult: I hope to one day finish a bottle of shampoo and conditioner at the same time.
— Abby Heugel (@AbbyHasIssues) July 6, 2018
When I was a kid I was scared of tube slides if I couldn’t see the bottom because I was convinced I’d round a bend and hit a buildup of kids stuck in the slide and then be crushed by more kids sliding down on top of me
— Jenny Nicholson (@JennyENicholson) February 5, 2021
Childhood: I don’t wanna go to bed!!!
Adulthood: I wanna go to bed!!!!!!
— Alyssa Limperis (@alyssalimp) July 7, 2021
when i was a kid i would be like “ew boys” and my mom would say “darling, some day you’ll like boys” but congratulations mom i’m a lesbian so ew boys
— EST 19XX (@_lesleyallan) June 22, 2018
When I was a kid I thought being invisible was a dream, but as woman nearing 40 I can excitedly confirm It’s a reality!
— Amanda Mancino-Williams (@Manda_like_wine) October 28, 2017
It’s interesting growing up and learning that most adults are not smart. I had my suspicions as a kid but I didn’t think the situation was this bad.
— Weird Confessions Uganda (@UG_confesses) July 11, 2021
When I was a kid I used to open the fridge, find nothing I wanted, wander around the kitchen a bit, then repeat.
I feel like my life hasn’t changed much, except now Twitter is my fridge.
— parker (@pt) June 27, 2018
growing up i’ve always thought “the faster, the better” – the faster i graduate the better, the faster i work the better. but boy, adulthood has truly taught me to calm down and understand that quick does not equate to better. enjoy the little things. move at your comfort pace.
— hanana (@nanabmdhj) July 8, 2021
Kids wanna be teenagers, adults wanna be teenagers again. Everybody wants to be a teenager, except teenagers.
— Shower Thoughts (@TheWeirdWorld) July 11, 2021
“I’ll write it on the plane” is the “I’ll finish this homework in the morning” of Adulthood
— Sarah Kay (@kaysarahsera) July 9, 2021
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