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'Okay Bob, but this is the last time. . . Honestly, if that stick is so important to you, you're going to have to learn to take better care of it.'
"Can you imagine my mother had a baby at our age?!"
The Colicky Family
Tags:colic, complain, complains, complaining, scream, screams, screaming, cry, cries, crying, complaint, complaints, complaining, complainer, complainers, whine, whines, whiny, 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, maturity, immature, immaturity
"O.K., here I am in the fourth grade, but is that really what I want to be doing with my life?"
Tags: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
"Decide who you are, Wanona, before you buy sheets."
Tags:sheet, sheets, fitted sheet, fitted sheets, decision, decisions, 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."
A child plots to frighten his father with a fake shark fin.
Tags:shark, sharks, shark fin, shark fins, scare, scares, scaring, pool, pools, dive, dives, diving board, diving board, pool toy, pool toys, toy, toys, jump, jumps, jumping, prank, pranks, pranking, prankster, pranksters, parent, parents, offspring, child, children, immature, maturity, diver, divers, juvenile
"They never change. It's just that as we get older we develop a higher tolerance for dorks."
Introducing Peter's Cousin - Murray Pan - The Boy Who Refused To Stay A Child
Tags:boys will be boys, 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
"I like the book club. I just think it was more fun when we were a coven."
Tags:book club, book clubs, reading club, reading clubs, reading group, reading groups, coven, covens, witches' coven, witches coven, witch, witches, secret group, secret groups, getting older, getting old, middle age, maturity, immature, immaturity, childish, childishness, school friend, school friends
Me at 22 vs. me at 29
"So, before passing judgment, please consider that science now shows that the male brain is not fully developed until never."
Tags:men, immature, court room, trial, lawyers, male brain, male brains, brain development, development, matures, maturity, develop, develops, idiot, idiots, idiotic, moron, morons, moronic, insanity plea, insanity pleas, defense attorney, defense attorneys, defence attorney, defence attorneys, pass judgement, passing judgement, pass judgment, passes judgment, passing judgment, man, testosterone, hormone, hormones, hormonal, mankoff
"The kids at school were fine - I just keep taunting myself about never producing a great body of work."
Tags:bully, bullies, bullying, kid, kids, intense, intensity, playground bully, playground bullies, school, schools, class, classes, pupil, pupils, bad day, bad days, ambition, ambitions, precocious, precociousness, childhood, childhoods, body of work, body-of-work, overachiever, overachievers, underachiever, underachievers, taunt, taunts, taunting, taunted, maturity, intellect, intellects, intellectual, intellectuals
"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, vacation, vacations, holiday, holidays, growing up, age, ageing, 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."
Tags:midwest peace talks, mideast peace talks, mideast, middle east, turmoil, peace talk, peace talks, peace accord, peace accords, ceasefire, ceasefires, ceasefire agreement, ceasefire agreements, accords, middle america, negotiation, negotiations, negotiating, hard bargain, hard bargains, bark, barks, barking, dog, dogs, agreeable, good-natured, civilized, civilised, discussion, discussions, maturity, nuisance, nuisances, neighbor, neighbors, neighbour, neighbours, neighborly, friendly, friendliness, sociable
"I've got my own commandments, Little Yahweh."
Tags:brat, brats, moses, commandment, commandments, ten commandments, decalogue, defy, defiant, immature, immaturity, maturity, rude, god, old testament, exodus, book of exodus, trump, donald trump, president trump, president donald trump, yahweh, gold-plated, gold-plating, gold, golden, blasphemy, blasphemer
"I'm turning into my mother."
"Your mother and I think it's time you got a place of your own. We'd like a little time alone before we die."
Tags:pensioner, pensioners, senior citizen, senior citizens, oap, oaps, old age, old-age, senior, seniors, retirement, retirements, middle age, middle-age, middle-aged, middle aged, grownup, grown-up, grown up, kid, kids, child, children, maturity, alone time, married life, family-life, family life, failure to launch, living with your parents, cutting, apron strings, live at home, living at home, burden, burdens, grow old, grows old, growing old, adult child, fly the coop, flying the coop
'I must be growing up. I've caught myself washing my hands without being told to.'
"Apparently, he's not ready for stories filled with moral ambiguity."
"I make the decisions, Jeremy, because I'm the grown-up."
"My inner child just turned sixty-five."
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."
Tags:caveman, cavemen, rock, rocks, stone, stones, difference, differences, war, wars, warring, battle, battles, battling, perspective, sense of perspective, settle differences, settling differences, argument, arguments, maturity, immature, immaturity, fight, fights, fighting, testosterone, advanced civilization, advanced civilizations