I guess it depends on where you were raised. I was raised here in California where I still live. We did not see many coffee shops and such. It was an adult beverage for sure, not necessarily for the old, but people where often over 20 before they drank it, and even then not many in their 20s did, it seemed like most people started it at 30 like I did. I remember 15 years ago when I seen my neighbors who are armenian and the mom was from Lebanon who her and her husband were big coffee drinkers allowed her grade school kids to drink coffee, I thought that is strange. This was before all the Starbucks and cafes. When I was young if adults wanted coffee out they had to go to Perkos, Dennys, or other places like that. Now I see kids of all ages drinking coffee, coffee shops and pharmacies at every darn corner.
Edited by: I_HEART_MY_FAM at: 5/8/2013 (19:06)
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5/8/13 7:12 A
I didn't have my first cup of coffee until I was 22 years old....and I too thought it was always an adult rite of passage.....I love coffee but I still don't feel like an adult
hahahaah patti I thought the same thing.. @ Yo, When my parents were 30 I asked if they would be dying LOLOL Now, my dad just retired and turned 65 LOL ~~~~~~~~~~ My kids now talk games and I'm like what are you talking about.. who is slip knot??? LOOL
When I was a kid, I looked at adults and thought that they had lost touch with the younger generation. I vowed to always be in the loop with teens and kids and never lose touch with what their lives were about and to be seen as a "cool" mom and adult. HA HA HA -- was that a joke!
I didn't consider my self an adult until my oldest daughter became pregnant for the first time.I was 37 and pregnant with my second child.I now have two grand children the same age as their aunt and uncle.I went on to have a third at 41.There is 20 years between my first and second child.I loved the remote areas we lived in as a child. As an adult it is hard to live without lights and indoor water and plumbing. I tried it several times and didn't like it.As a child it was an adventure.
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5/7/13 11:08 A
I remember when I was younger thinking 30 was SO OLD. And that if someone wasn't married and had kids by 30 there was something wrong with them. Well, I'm about to turn 31, not married, no kids... hope that doesn't mean there's something wrong with me ;)
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5/7/13 11:01 A
My daughter was telling me about her day in school and I started thinking how much fun it would be to go back. But then I started remembering all the hard stuff that comes with it and no thank you I think I will stay an adult and learn to have more fun now. After all we are just smarter, older versions of our teenage selves. You know all that korney stuff our parents use to tell us, like "you will understand when you'r older," well I really am (understanding now that I am older). Its weird, but I love it!
Edited by: DESNOTSOTINY at: 5/7/2013 (11:11)
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5/7/13 10:46 A
Two things come to mind. I am old enough to remember when the drinking age was lowered for a short period to 18. The thought was that if a young man could enlist and make the adult decision to fight for his country (in Vietnam), then why couldn't that same young man order a drink at 18. So, when the drinking age was lowered for that short period, I thought it was great to be able to legally drink. Then they raised the age back up to 21.
I also couldn't wait to be able to vote. Being able to say you voted in your first election was a big deal in my house.
I found it really funny that my hubby and I got on this topic because I just started drinking coffee this week, my thought was like... it was only for OLD people.. I thought there was an age limit on when a person could drink coffee and there was a certain lime milestone someone should start.. As a kid, I only saw old people drinking coffee, so in my mind, I was never going to drink it because I did not want to be considered old...We were laughing so hard I started snorting and I couldn't stop laughing, my hubby now calls me a dweeb (for fun) hahahahaha
Growing up I couldn't wait to do certain things, try certain things and now as an adult, I wish I was a kid.. sometimes due to the responsibilities that we have.
We wish we could go back but in my day, I enjoyed my childhood and my adult hood has been never the less interesting because I find life very entertaining in the littlest things and I find something funny in everything (except when I have to be serious)
What are some myths or beliefs you had as a kid and now as an adult have changed?
Is it what you thought it would be?
Thoughts are really kinda funny when you think about it, could you wait to turn of age? Whether you would turn 12 to not be called a kid, 13 to become a teenage, 16 to drive a car, 18 to smoke and to be considered an adult, 21 to drink?
I never smoked so I wouldn't know but I couldn't wait till I turned 21 to have my first drink.
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