today, i roasted a whole chicken for the first time, and it made me feel like a bona fide grown-up.
i'm 28 years old, i'm a mom, but i still feel like a kid sometimes. i'd rather watch gossip girl than charlie rose, and i probably have more in common with the high school girls in my small group than their moms. (in the small town where i live, there just aren't a lot of women aged in-between.) i'm in a great bible study with women who are mostly in their forties and fifties, and when i showed up in my hoodie, thick-rimmed glasses, and snow booties, i definitely looked like a college kid. truthfully, i don't feel all that different today than i did back then.
what makes a person an adult? is it living on your own? a "big kid" job? marriage or parenthood? buying a house? having your financial bases covered? is it knowing how to roast a chicken and then make soup from the carcass? (my next project...) is it wearing "mom jeans"? Lord, i hope not!
the other night i watched the tv show lie to me. in one scene, the woman is eating a pudding snack, and her partner is incredulous. later, she's drinking a slushie or something, and he asks, "how OLD are you?" i've been asked that before...
it totally put me in the mood for puddin'. yesterday, i went grocery shopping, and i was feeling proud of myself because i only bought whole foods--veggies, eggs, cheese, milk, two whole chickens...and reddi wip. i almost resisted and then thought, who am i kidding, that stuff is delicious. so i came home and made chocolate pudding with marshmallows and reddi wip, and it was pretty much the best thing i've ever eaten.
i'm an adult, but i don't quite feel like a "grown-up." i like to eat healthfully, but there's always room for JELL-O.
what contradictions are you rocking? what do you think makes a person"grown"?