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Inspired by a passing tweet ,OMGIMTHEADULT is a simple blog about the moment you realize, OMG I'M THE ADULT HERE. Submissions very welcome.
posted by The Whelk (16 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
This project was posted to MetaFilter by hippybear on December 24, 2009: OMG I'M THE ADULT

I feel like Jessamyn probably should be used to that feeling, being a mod and all
posted by Think_Long at 3:17 PM on November 6, 2009

I would like to go to the bathroom.
posted by everichon at 4:15 PM on November 6, 2009

I await more content *bookmarks*
posted by Taft at 7:39 PM on November 6, 2009

I await more content

So do I man

*hits refresh again*

okay that's a little emo, I have some people lined up
posted by The Whelk at 9:46 AM on November 7, 2009

The first time I had that moment I was 19, and with an 18-year-old, and the two of us had been given a dozen kids, six canoes, and some food and had been assigned to take out an overnight canoe trip in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey. While the two of us late adolescents were helping a couple kids figure out a set of tent poles, another faction of kids headed down to the bluff over the river, got another kid into a mummy bag, zipped him up, pulled the face drawstring shut, and began rolling him down the bluff into the river, where he would have helplessly flailed as his sleeping bag filled with water. We caught this just in time, raced down to the water's edge, released the kid in the mummy bag, and delivered a severe lecture to the other kids.

But at some point I realized, Jesus Lord. I have a whole bunch of other people's kids and we're in the freaking wilderness and it's about to go Lord of the Flies on me. And I'm the Adult Here.
posted by Miko at 9:38 PM on November 7, 2009 [5 favorites]

This seems really interesting! I bookmarked it.
posted by tweedle at 8:35 PM on November 8, 2009

The url to your personal site is borked on the blog. also: bookmarked.
posted by minifigs at 9:35 AM on November 9, 2009

thanks minifigs, fixed.
posted by The Whelk at 11:37 AM on November 9, 2009

I was 25 and sitting in the realtor's office with my then-fiancee, signing on to a mortgage that would last longer than I had been alive up to that point.

This xkcd strip rings very true for me.
posted by Faint of Butt at 3:09 AM on November 10, 2009

posted by jessamyn at 8:11 PM on November 10, 2009

Great blog! And I'm glad I'm not the only one who has this feeling all too often!
posted by radioamy at 8:14 PM on November 10, 2009

This is wonderful! I still get this feeling all the time, though sometimes I feel my 15 year old daughter is more mature than I am.
posted by goshling at 8:38 PM on November 10, 2009

Great idea, great title. I'm 35 and pretty much any time I catch myself being enthusiastic over some necessary but totally un-fun expenditure is still an "aw-crap-this-is-what-being-a-grown-up-is-like" moment. As in, "Sweet! Now that I've spent $500 to get my exhaust manifold replaced I can get my car inspected and drive legally!"
posted by usonian at 9:34 AM on November 11, 2009 [3 favorites]

Depending on the volume I'll try to keep to posting every thursday or monday/thursday if I get, like, a ton.
posted by The Whelk at 9:59 AM on November 11, 2009

(also, many thanks to everyone who already sent their stories in)
posted by The Whelk at 10:00 AM on November 11, 2009

Oh hey if anyone is reading this, I am down to almost no new submission, if you've been sitting on a story, send it in.
posted by The Whelk at 9:48 PM on March 19, 2010

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