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Being an adult has always been a thing, but I’m proud (?) to say that my generation was the first to turn it into a verb. The concept of “adulting” has produced a lot of mockery as well as some more thoughtful analysis of why exactly it is that Millennials and Gen Z feel so left out to dry when it comes to navigating the world – but mostly it’s just produced a lot of funny and relatable jokes, and at the end of the day, that’s what we’re all really here for.
Enjoy these 14 fantastic tweets about getting older that will make you laugh for a minute before you go back to crying!
14. Oiiill caaan
If I only had a good night’s sleep.
The scene in The Wizard of Oz where the Tin Man is stiff and needs to be oiled to move but it’s just me getting out of bed every morning.
— Taco Lush (@inmyimage007) May 30, 2020
13. Slumber parties
Talking about the nighttime basically takes over the entire daytime.
Not saying I’m old, but talking about how well I slept has become a daily thing.
— Bart (@bartandsoul) February 17, 2019
12. Corny jokes
Are they like Trix? Are they only for kids?
Why are corn dogs everywhere as a child, but so sparse as an adult? I need them most now.
— i wrote john wick (@AaronKlopfer) June 12, 2020
11. Fantasy isolation
“Picture this, you’re on a deserted island…”
Who would have thought that at 36 years old my fantasies would all involve being left the fuck alone.
— WTFDAD (@daddydoubts) June 12, 2020
10. Where’s the lie down?
Like they say, if you awake you fake.
im an ADULT
which means i dont have any HOBBIES
if i have any FREE TIME AT ALL
i will go LIE DOWN
if you dont LIKE IT
you can LEAVE
— jonny sun (@jonnysun) September 11, 2019
9. Cher and Cher alike
I can feel something inside me saying, “I really don’t think you’re strong enough…”
If you didn’t scream sing Believe by Cher while drunk at a sweaty club with mascara raccoon eyes were you even young and heartbroken in the late 90s?
— Vision Bored (@VisionBored1) June 15, 2020
8. Prep time
Every event is a major one.
I’m over 40 so I started getting ready for tonight’s dinner plans 3 days ago
— kanye's bhole 🇺🇸 (@bossy_bootz) June 7, 2020
7. Dirty little secret
There are 2 people in your household. You have 40 mugs each.
Your 30s for Dummies:
You now have a steady collection of tumblers, mugs, and to-go cups that you blatantly ignore when you find a new one to buy and use.
— 30andTired (@30andTired) June 15, 2020
6. Haters gonna ate
My metabolism and I are mortal enemies.
After 40 you don't have enemies or haters, just a metabolism that's stopped working and a long list of foods you can no longer eat.
— Prabhu (@Prabhu22a) May 14, 2020
5. The daily grind
Aren’t there supposed to be robots to take care of some of this by now?
Can’t believe I just have to keep waking up, cleaning and feeding myself, talking to people and occasionally exercising every single day until I die…
— Emily Murnane (@emily_murnane) May 17, 2020
4. Saving graces
Having this account at all is basically heroine.
Don’t let anyone tell you middle age is not exciting. My husband and I got our tax refund and immediately put it in savings. Man, what a rush.
— Jessie (@mommajessiec) June 10, 2020
3. Sucks to be succulent
Why must I kill what I love?
Sometimes I think I’m ready for motherhood but then I remember I haven’t watered my succulent in 3 weeks
— BigKidProblems (@BigKidProblems) July 30, 2018
2. Emotional well-being
Wait, hold on, why did the dog have that?
I stole a Xanax from a friend’s dog to help with anxiety during an MRI. That is responsible adulting in 2020.
— Emily McKenna Winter (@EmilyMcWinter) January 29, 2020
1. Burner bros
Bottom left for LIFE.
One of the weirder things about being an adult is having a favorite stovetop burner, yet nobody talks about it. pic.twitter.com/M6QWXJ9coy
— Andrew Armstrong (@donfrijole) November 27, 2018
They may not be particularly helpful pieces of advice to make you a better adult, but at least you know you’re not alone on the grown up struggle bus. We’re ok. We’re doing just fine!
What’s the weirdest thing about being an adult to you?
Tell us in the comments!