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Michelle was the first in her class to pupate.
"Act your birth order!"
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"O.K., here I am in the fourth grade, but is that really what I want to be doing with my life?"
Tags:mature, maturity, pressure, pressures, career, careers, career, path, career paths, fourth grade, 4th grade, school, schools, schooling, classroom, classrooms, pupil, pupils, student, students, education system, waste, time wasting, time-wasting, wasting time, ambition, ambitions, life goal, life goals
The Colicky Family
Tags:colic, complain, complains, complaining, scream, screams, screaming, cry, cries, crying, complaint, complaints, complaining, complainer, complainers, whine, whines, whiny, moan, moans, moaning, infant, infants, newborn, newborns, baby, babies, new parent, new parents, hysterical, hysterics, adults, adulthood, grievance, grievances, air grievances, airing grievances, petty, infantile, act your age, acting your age, mature, maturity, immature, immaturity
The Greeting Card and the Business Letter
Tags:post, posting, mail, mailing, mailman, mailmen, postman, postmen, mail carrier, mail carriers, postal worker, postal workers, send, sending, greeting card, greeting cards, card, cards, business, letter, letters, immature, mature, childish, happy, unhappy, grumpy, grouchy, good mood, bad mood, juxtaposition, comparison, comparisons, contrast, contrasting, age, ages, grow up, grown-up, child, children, kid, kids, adults
"Decide who you are, Wanona, before you buy sheets."
Tags:sheet, sheets, fitted sheet, fitted sheets, decision, decisions, mature, maturity, grown up, grown-up, grown up purchase, grown up purchases, big decision, big decisions, identity, self-identity, sense of self, decor, decoration, decorations, interior decorator, interior decorators, bedroom, bedrooms, bed, bed, bed sheet, bed sheets, impulse buy, impulse buys
"I thought I was going to be much more blown away by the Liberty Bell."
Introducing Peter's Cousin - Murray Pan - The Boy Who Refused To Stay A Child
Tags:boys will be boys, mature, maturing, maturity, matures, adults, adulthood, adult life, childhood, child, kid, kids, parent, parents, parenting, twist, spin off, spin-off, spinoff, parody, parodied, parodies, parody, grow up, grown up, grown-up, grown ups, grown-ups, growing, growing up, old before his time, bore, bored, boring
"So, before passing judgment, please consider that science now shows that the male brain is not fully developed until never."
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"I went on spring break a boy and came back an alcoholic."
Tags:drink, drinking, drinker, drinkers, spring break, break, spring-break, alcohol, alcoholism, alcoholic, alcoholics, student, students, 90s, underage drinking, teen, teens, teenager, teenagers, vacation, vacations, holiday, holidays, growing up, age, ageing, mature, matured, maturity, immature, word play, play on words, word-play, vice, vices
"I had no idea his constant barking was a problem. Thanks for letting me know you're bothered by it."
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"Mommy, when will I blossom into a beautiful projection of male desire?"
Tags:kids, kids, child, children, daughter, daughters, girl, girls, mom, moms, mum, mums, mother, mothers, motherhood, parent, parents, parenthood, parenting, growing up, grow, maturing, mature, developing, develop, becoming an adult, blossoming, blossom, body image, insecure, insecurities, self-esteem, female, females, woman, women, male desire, male desires, desirable, beauty, beautiful, media, psychology, mental health, patriarchy, feminism
"I never appreciated nap time when I had it."
Tags:regret, regretting, nostalgia, nostalgic, childhood, child, children, high school, high schoolers, middle school, middle schoolers, nap, naps, nap time, youth, youths, youth experience, growing up, growing old, growing older, mature, maturing, appreciation, appreciate, reminisce, reminiscing, childhood memories, age, aging, aged
'I must be growing up. I've caught myself washing my hands without being told to.'
"I'm turning into my mother."
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"I make the decisions, Jeremy, because I'm the grown-up."
"The 40-Year-Old Virgin Olive Oil"
Tags:spin off, spoof, spoofs, parody, parodies, parodied, cuisine, cuisines, movie, movies, film, films, reference, references, referential, pop culture, pop culture reference, old, rancid, virgin, virgin olive oil, olive oil, oil, food, foodie, food blog, food blogger, left out, aged, ageing, mature, matures, ages, decanting, decant, decanter, sell by date, best before, sell-by, rot, rotting, rotten, flies, fly
"Most of what I want this year is listed on the Nasdaq."
Tags:santa, santa claus, father christmas, st. nick, saint nick, st. nicholas, saint nicholas, christmas, xmas, yule, noel, mall santa, shopping mall santa, kid, kids, child, children, precocious, stock market, stock markets, stock, stocks, investor, investors, young investor, young investors, investment, investments, playing the stock market, company, companies, corporation, corporations, money, business, market, markets, economy, stockbroker, stockbrokers, christmas list, christmas lists, mature, intelligent
Grad School Parent-Teacher Conference
"What's amazing to me is that this late in the game we still have to settle our differences with rocks."
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"Emily is very attractive, but Katy has more long-term earning potential."
Tags:long-term relationship, long-term relationships, practical, practicality, impractical, attractive, option, options, date, dates, dating, pros and cons, decision, decisions, indecision, teen, teens, teenager, teenagers, high school, locker room talk, mature, maturity, teenage boy, teenage boys, adolescent, adolescence
"The corn hasn't quite matured if it's still reading Ayn Rand."
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"When I was your age, I'd mastered repression."
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'Wow! That's some growth spurt!'
Fables for the Middle-Aged: Goldilocks and the 3 Hairs.