So I am 31, married to a wonderful man and mommy to two kiddos.
My question is when does a person become a “grown up”? It seems like I struggle to keep things together and many other families seem to have a maturity to them which we simply do not. Not that we sit around and play games all day but sometimes I feel like we don’t have “it” together.
I manage my home by feeding, dressing and doing chores like other people. I make homemade meals and teach my children about respect and our faith. But something is lacking.
I know this sounds vague and I apologize, if I could be more clear I would.
Does anyone else struggle with this?
I’m 33 myself and have always felt this way. I always thought as a kid by the time you were 25 you knew “everything”. That you were so grown up and mature. Well 25 has came and went and I haven’t got there yet. I wouldn’t say I feel something is lacking, although sometimes I feel somewhat intimidated when in a group of those whom seem to be more “grown up”.
My time management and prioritizing skills are considerably lacking (or maybe not I guess depending on what you value.) I will leave dishes in the sink, and laundry in a pile to play a board game with my family or drop my house cleaning to meet a friend for lunch. Which explains why my house is untidy most of the time. The clothes or dishes will always be there but the people to spend time with may not. And the beds doen’t get made unless we’re having company. (I mean they’ll just get messed up again. )
We live very simply, we don’t have stocks or mutual funds. We’re lucky to keep a decent savings account. We probably could have more if my husband took a second job but I married my hubby to be* with* him. So we’ll be scraping by most of time but we have so much fun as a family, and we really enjoy the people in our lives. So lacking? I wouldn’t say that -except maybe financially;) .