Remember when you were younger and you had a Christmas List that was 5 pages long filled with toys, gadgets, and fun items? Now, as we get older, we look at holidays and birthdays as an opportunity to ask for things we need instead of thing we want. Whereas back in the day we may ask for a new Polly Pocket set, a new gaming system, or an expensive accessory you’ve been eyeing, we’ve grown to ask for things like kitchen items, cleaning supplies, and whatever we can’t afford to buy ourselves anymore. One thing is for sure, the minute we get excited about getting socks for Christmas, we’re officially old as dirt. According to Twitter, there are some simple ways to know you’re officially adulting during the holiday season and it all boils down to what you ask your parents and family to buy you.
Really, who wants to spend the remainder of their paycheck on household appliances when we can barely afford to pay rent and electric?
You know you’re an adult when you ask your mom for copper pans, a vacuum, and an instant pot for Christmas pic.twitter.com/ZDjF3nnJby
— A Man Has No Name (@AYO_Ricky) December 22, 2017
How you know you’re becoming more adult: you ask for a shark for Christmas, ask if you can get it early to clean your house, and commentate the entire time you clean about how awesome you are with your new vacuum (which was immediately after you get it)
— Katelyn☼ (@katelyn_sutton) December 21, 2017
Plus, some of the kitchen supplies we want are just out of our “paycheck to paycheck” budget.
know you're officially an adult when you ask your parents for an apple-slicer for christmas
— Jack Edwards (@jackbenedwards) December 20, 2017
For the last 2 years ive wanted measuring spoons and cups!
— Matthew small (@_matt_small) December 25, 2017
You know you’re an adult when family members ask you what you want for Christmas and you tell them a can opener and oven mits… how boring?
— Jessi (@JessiToTheBeske) December 24, 2017
— Christina Watkins (@CWatkinsTV) December 25, 2017
okay but like you know you're an adult when you ask your mum for a food steamer for christmas .. ?? pic.twitter.com/udM3duYFkE
— Chloé???? (@chloefox394) December 20, 2017
You know you’re an adult when you get household items as gifts for your bday and think it’s legit af
— ▲▽▲▽▲ (@brit1613) December 5, 2017
There’s nothing like making a list of things you actually need in your life–like sheets because no one wants to sleep on the ones we’ve stained with late-night snacks in bed.
You know you’re becoming an adult when all you ask for is a crockpot and nice sheets for Christmas…
— Rach (@_rachelmcgee) December 20, 2017
Or, that area rug to complete your apartment aesthetic.
You know you're officially an adult when you ask for an area rug from your parents for Christmas ?
— mad kep (@madison_keplin) December 22, 2017
Or, say, a heated blanket.
you know you’re becoming an adult when you get pumped to get a heated blanket as one of your gifts
— Meg Jordan (@MegJordannn) December 25, 2017
Some people really put their head in the game when it comes to asking for gifts–this genius asked for a gas gift card and I’m officially taking notes.
you know you’re an adult when your parents desperately ask you what you want for Christmas so you tell them new windshield wipers and gas gift cards because you don’t want to spend your own money on them.
— Silent Nard, Holy Nard (@markymark930) December 20, 2017
A month of student loan payments? BRILLIANT.
You know you're an adult when a full tank of gas or a month of student loan payments taken care of sound most appealing for Christmas gifts
— Ashley (@Ashlaayy94) November 18, 2017
I wonder if I can request bill payments as my birthday gift next week.
You know you’re an adult when Christmas comes around and you start asking for gifts like new tires or a bill paid for you and shit like that.
— yem-a-hontas✨ (@Yemmerss) November 30, 2017
Basically, if you have moved on from asking for things that you want to play with for say, a few weeks, and then put it in the corner of your room or apartment only for it to collect dust, you’re adulting. If you thought logically about what to ask for and really requested things you need for adult things, well, you’re adulting. Thanks Twitter, for reminding me how f*cking old I’ve gotten.