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Sunday, April 13, 2014

30 Things Your Kids Should Know About You - Day 13 - What's the Hardest Part of Growing Up

The hardest part of growing up is growing up. With "growing up" comes responsibilities, money, bills, homes, cars, children, insurances, 401K's, etc. All of that stuff makes growing up hard by itself, and those things aren't just what makes growing up hard. What makes it hard is the reality check you get once you become a adult. 
     As children everything is so simple and life is made to be easy. When we become teenagers are life is all about our friends, extra curricular activities, and who is hanging out with who. Some are prepared for life by having to have jobs and pay for their car insurance or cell phone bill, but for those of use who aren't, life really smacks us in the face. 
     I want to teach my children all about what life really is about when they become teenagers not just the fun part of life and all the joys, even those are just as important! I did take LMS {Life Management Skills} It was a requirement in high school but it didn't make it seem real. Even though we were taught important things like writing a check, it was drilled into us that in order to cover that check you have to work hard to make money, even though that is a given, high schools don't understand the value of a dollar. 

I had to grow up very fast by getting pregnant at 17 and having my son 5 days after I graduated high school. I though I was "grown" and ready for life. However we never are at that age. 

What would you say the hardest thing about growing up is?

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