Today I have had enough of being a grown up. I’ve had enough of being the responsible one. I’ve had enough of dealing with other people’s crap. I’ve had enough of worrying about how I’m going to pay bills. I’ve totally had enough of tempering the desire to rip people’s heads off their shoulders and drop kicking it into the distance. I want, desperately, to revert to a toddler like tantrum, throwing anything to hand as far as I can. The urge to lay on the floor kicking and screaming is almost overwhelming.
Being a grown up is exhausting. Well it is for me. My natural propensity to punching idiots in the face is constantly needing to be controlled. Then there is the need to look after other people, constantly. All. The. Bloody. Time. A lot of these people are other adults, and yet somehow I still seem to have to (figuratively) wipe their arse and help them now their noses.
Now in general I don’t actually mind helping other people out, in fact, being a fairly bossy person, I can often be found telling other people what to do, however, sometimes, and only very sometimes, it would be nice not to be the person making the decisions. To be the one spending the money and not worrying about how I’m going to earn it. To be the one making the mess rather than just tidying it up.
It would be lovely to have the food magically appear in the cupboards once a week without actually having to go shopping. Or for clothes not only to somehow be clean and ironed, but also to be laid out for me perfectly coordinated and ready for whatever adventure (job) I have to do that day.
Days like today make me wonder why we chastise our children for throwing temper tantrums. Surely a 5 minute outburst, rolling on the floor screaming and ranting is preferable to feeling like I might snap in half under the pressure of holding it in? Perhaps there would be less stress related illness if, in a contained and safe way, we were able to express our entire range of emotions in a childlike and untethered way, rather than it just being ok to express happy, positive thoughts. Maybe my tension headaches would go away if I could actually tell some people how I feel (or rather how they have made me feel) rather than just grating my teeth and clenching my jaw.
Or maybe I should just break out a bottle of wine and some chocolate and grow the hell up.