So, I kind of missed this Tuesday’s Money Tune post. It wasn’t intentional, I just can’t keep track of days anymore. This is particularly unhelpful when you walk around all day Wednesday thinking it’s Thursday and then you get really disappointed. It’s also confusing and rather unpleasant. But I digress.
As most of you know, I’ve been home with my daughter all summer (hence my lack of participation in pretty much everything). We spend a lot of time talking, playing, going swimming, and just having fun. But what I’m learning is that, sadly, my little baby is growing up. You know that part in Billy Madison where he grabs the kid’s cheeks and yells “You gotta cherish it?” Yeah, I feel like doing that to her most days. Because although being a grown-up definitely comes with its perks (driving, living on your own, being able to purchase alcohol legally, eating pizza for breakfast and ice cream for dinner…stuff like that), it’s also exhausting. There’s so much to remember when you’re responsible for yourself and I remember that time at my alma mater’s homecoming that, while in a bar, I had a conversation about the pros and cons of a flat top stove. Uh huh. That’s the kind of exciting stuff we grown-ups get to talk about. Fun shit, right?
Sometimes, I want to just shirk all of my responsibilities and act like a kid again. And I’m not talking for a day, either. I’m talking permanently. Because this responsibility shit just gets too overwhelming. Then I remember that I like having my own money and my own rules, and I just listen to MXPX’s “Responsibility” instead. It’s a good enough substitute (also, check out Norm in the video. Awesomesauce!).