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When did you realize you were an adult?

mommabear4315mommabear4315 Posts: 2,613Member Member Posts: 2,613Member Member
I know people say when you turn 18 you’re an adult. I call BS on that. Some people mature sooner, some later, some are forced to become adults at a super young age and some are over 40,50,60 and still act as adolescents. Just out of curiosity when did you say to yourself, holy crap I’m adulting.


  • KosmosKittenKosmosKitten Posts: 7,102Member Member Posts: 7,102Member Member
    .... wait, I'm an adult? *kitten*. No wonder life started sucking!
  • TwitchyMacGeeTwitchyMacGee Posts: 714Member Member Posts: 714Member Member
    I’m still not sure I always believe I am.
  • DecadeDuchessDecadeDuchess Posts: 86Member Member Posts: 86Member Member
    When I didn't tolerate, being treated unfairly by adults & thus began, parenting myself.

    While I don't remember what order, my favorite was when I was 8 years old. I went to a friend's house after being told that I wasn't allowed to {I was the 1 whom did the wrong, by doing that because my Mother's valid reason was that I'd have to walk a few steps along a busy road, while dark & without a sidewalk or shoulder}. She gave me 2 weeks punishment, I knew right away it was unfair but didn't know what'd be fair, so without agreeing or protesting, I sat upon my bed to think of a fair punishment. I decided that a day for each year old that I was, was fair. I went & told her "I'll give you 8 days." & why. She, didn't protest & agreed.

    I just realized that I did've an actual friend & not just an associate after all {as I mistakenly proclaimed, within another thread}, I guess this' why it's my favorite.
    edited February 12
  • 1sphere1sphere Posts: 3,300Member Member Posts: 3,300Member Member
    My brain actually took long to develop.. I realized I was an adult at 27!

    When I was young, I didn't know any better, thought I was entirely matured. I was actually in a bubble of ignorance.
    edited February 12
  • ythannahythannah Posts: 3,030Member Member Posts: 3,030Member Member
    I was in uni until age 24 which allows you to prolong the illusion of not being an adult.

    I don't think it hit me until 26 when I bought my first house, by myself. Something about mortgaging the next 20 years of my life and walking out of my lawyer's office with one single key in my hand did it.
  • useable12useable12 Posts: 4Member Member Posts: 4Member Member
    At 24. I started earning, doing things on my own, and started realizing my responsibilities.
    edited February 12
  • jtce02jtce02 Posts: 59Member Member Posts: 59Member Member
    When I started paying all my own bills. That’s the literal definition of being an adult imho
  • noelkro80noelkro80 Posts: 223Member Member Posts: 223Member Member
    When I found out was going to become a father at 17 years old! Overnight I went from being a spotty teenager to an adult! Lol
  • OpheliaCooterOpheliaCooter Posts: 86Member Member Posts: 86Member Member
    I have yet to become a adult. Idk I think I spent my childhood being a very small adult and raising my siblings that when I was actually legal age I decided I didn’t want anything to do with responsibility and here we are in the sad state of today and now.
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