What it means to “grow up”

Perhaps, to grow up means literally to grow from a child, up, into an adult. When I was a boy I wanted to be a grownup so I could reach things on the countertop without a stepping stool. I knew I was a grownup one day when after buying groceries on my maxed-out credit card—I couldn’t afford them with cash, even though I worked a day job, because that money went to my overpriced rent— I realized, damn, I can reach my beer on the countertop without a stepping stool, I am a grownup.

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About Terry Scott Niebeling

Hello, My name is Terry Scott, a human being with flaws. twitter: @sirterryscott Buy my ebooks: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1/191-4788099-1818040?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=terry+scott+niebeling
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