Adulting: The Pretend Becomes Real...

Being a Texan, I have eaten pinto beans my whole life. When a little girl, I remember mixing up dirt and water to make my own pretend “refried beans” in my play kitchen in the backyard fort. Thankfully, that doesn’t happen anymore, because I instead make my own scrumptious recipe that is the real deal, and more importantly, edible.

I love that as we grow up, we replace the “pretend” with the real.

A stuffed animal can one day be a furry friend that greets us every morning.

A baby doll can one day be a precious infant that snuggles up to us in our arms.

A battery operated car can one day be our daily drive to work.

I think it’s easy to take for granted the fact that I finally have what I so often longed for when I was younger. Now I can appreciate that the play acting was just shadows of something greater. And now I’ve stepped into it.


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Welcome to my blog on adulting! Being "older" is worth celebrating in an anxious world that tends to glorify "younger." I hope this site is a place you will find encouragement and positive words. 


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