Remember when you looked at adulthood through the lens of childhood?
When I was a kid, I imagined that being an adult meant you got to live like this:
Adulthood Exhibit A
Adulthood Exhibit B
Essentially, you got to party all the time, drink special drinks that kids are not allowed to have, eat whatever you wanted, have special Adult Conversations and do Mysterious Adult Activities (there has to be something more to that picnic blanket than meets the eye), go to the bank and get wads of cash, wear special sexy outfits without your mom's permission, watch the best movies and say all the Adult Words (meaning the s-word, the b-word, and sundry) without getting punished.
You had a certain understanding of things, and you got to revel in it. That's how I understood adulthood, as a child.
What did you think it meant to be an adult?