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"Can you imagine my mother had a baby at our age?!"
"I feel like I need you less and less, Mom, now that I can make myself feel guilty all on my own."
"Today I found out the Easter Bunny is fake news."
"When I was a child, I drank like a child, but when I became a man I put away childish drinks."
Tags:1 corinthians 13:11, bible quote, bible quotes, new testament, gospel, gospels, sunday school, sunday schools, bible teaching, bible teachings, drunk, drunks, drunkard, drunkards, drinking problem, drinking problems, alcoholic, alcoholics, alcoholism, childishness, childish ways, pub, pubs, bar, bars, growing up, rites of passage, growing pains
"It's too hot to strive for autonomy."
Tags:toddler, toddlers, autonomy, autonomous, terrible twos, terrible 2s, family life, family-life, parent, parenthood, parenting, parents, young family, young families, mom, moms, mum, mums, mother, mothers, motherhood, tantrum, tantrums, kid, kids, childhood, growing pains, striving for autonomy, hot weather, heat fatigue, throwing tantrum, throwing tantrums
"They grow up so slow."
"That growth spurt I was waiting for didn't quite turn out the way I'd hoped."
'You gotta learn to talk, Jeffrey -- it's part of the aging process.'
"Remember when we were kids and thought adults knew everything?"
Tags:kid, kids, seesaw, seesaws, playground, playgrounds, maturity, immature, see-saw, see-saws, adults, adulthood, family life, family-life, childhood, childhoods, perspectives, perspective, omnipotent, ominpotence, omniscience, omniscient, knowledge, font of knowledge, intellect, intelligence, growing pains, growing up, maturing, maturity, wisdom
"I don't wet the bed anymore. We pay someone to come in and wet it for me."
Mighty Man Of Justice Grows Up
Tags:comic strip, comic strips, comic book, comic books, comic, comics, superhero, superheroes, super hero, super heroes, super-hero, super-heroes, super power, super powers, superpower, superpowers, rites of passage, rite of passage, child development, growing pains, growing up, childhood, childhoods, origin story, origins stories, origin myth, origin myths
"What do I want to be when I grow up? See the FAQ page on my website."
Tags:faq, f.a.q., frequently asked questions, website, websites, precocious, kid, kids, childhood, childhoods, modern childhood, profile page, profile pages, small talk, small-talk, cocktail party, cocktail parties, network, networks, networking, growing up, growing pains, social media, social network, social networks, social networking
Tags:childhood, childhoods, adulthood, adults, conformity, conforming, imagination, imaginations, imagining, play, playtime, play time, play-time, growing pains, growing up, grown up, play dough, play doughs, maturity, responsibility, conform, generation gap, generation gaps, lost youth, carefree, care-free, clay, bore, bores, boring, work life, workaday, workaday world, worker, workers, humdrum, doldrums, midlife crisis, midlife, mid-life
"Too bad teenagers don't have a chrysalis stage."
Tags:chrysalis, butterfly, butterflies, caterpillar, caterpillars, metamorphosis, metamorphoses, teen, teens, teenager, family life, family-life, teen rebellion, teenage rebellion, youthful rebellion, youthful rebellions, difficult stage, parent, parents, parenthood, growing pains, growing up, rites of passage
"Can you help me? I want to be a normal persona again."
Tags:normal, normality, normalness, teen, teens, teenager, teen culture, teen fashion, teen fashions, teenage fashion, teenage fashions, youthful rebellion, youthful rebellions, counter culture, youth culture, assimilating, assimilation, growing pains, growing up, fitting in, clothes shop, clothes store, clothes shops, clothes stores, fashion sense
"Here comes Methuselah and it looks like he's going to be complaining about his old age pains."
"It's a coming of old age story."
Tags:coming of age story, manuscript, manuscripts, publisher, publishers, publishing, editor, editors, coming-of-age story, coming-of-age stories, coming of age stories, growing pains, growing up, growing-up, rite of passage, rites of passage, oap, oaps, old age, pensioner, pensioners, senior citizen, senior citizens, novelist, novelists, writer, writers, pitch, pitches, assumptions, autobiographical
Me at 15/Me at 29
Tags:yeet, fad, fads, youth fashion, youth fashions, role model, role models, role-model, role-models, aspiration, aspirations, cool, coolness, cool factor, ageing, aging, ageing process, aging process, admiration, female fashion, teen, teens, teenager, never happy, never satisfied, growing pains, growing up, grown up, maturity, immature, immaturity
"Son, it's time we talked about online privacy."
Tags:father, son, father-son, bonding, rite of passage, rites of passage, online privacy, internet privacy, social media, social network, social networks, social networking, social medias, growing up, privacy law, privacy laws, growing pains, embarrassing, the talk, birds and the bees, digital childhood, modern family, modern families, modern childhood, dad, dads, father, fathers
OCD over the years.
Tags:ocd, ocds, obsessive compulsive disorder, obsessive compulsive disorders, mental health, mental state, mental states, paranoia, medical paranoia, hypochondria, hypochondriac, hypochondriacs, mental illness, mental illnesses, pregnancy, tetanus, syphilis, delusion, delusions, obsessive behaviour, obsessive thought, obsessive thoughts, compulsive behaviour, compulsive behavior, growing pains, growing up, ageing, ageing process, paranoid, paranoias
'Son, I think it's time we had 'The Quack'.'
"When I was your age, I was an adult."
Tags:parents, parent, parenting, kids, children, child, adults, childhood, adulthood, growing up, growing pains, grown up, grown ups, hypocrisy, hypocritical, hypocrite, critic, critical, adult behaviour, adult behavior, age, aging, parental advice, slacker, slackers, son, father, sons, fathers, loafer, loafers, layabout, skiver, matured, maturity, adult child, millennial, millennials, independent, independents, independence, mooch, mooches, mooching, moocher, moochers, financial independence, generation gap, generation gaps
"It's weird...all I wanna do is hit fast forward, and all my parents can talk about is hitting rewind."
'You say the pains in my left leg are caused by old age. But doctor my right leg is just as old and it doesn't hurt at all!'