1. liz says...

    Hearing a Beatles song and everyone sings together!

  2. Jane says...

    This is one of my favorite Mari cartoons you’ve posted!

  3. Katie says...

    I love this! I remember being at the doctor when I was 25 and I was seated and the nurse was feeling the glands in my neck for any swelling, and I thought how nice and comforting it was. It reminded me of my mother looking after me when I didn’t feel well.

  4. Bonnie says...

    I mean I would still be thrilled with a warm chocolate chip cookie, so not much has changed for me.

    • liz says...

      Me too!

  5. Agreed, except I’d maybe say:

    Dr appointment as a child – worrisome and disorienting because of the doctor’s scary, gravelly voice and because you never know when they’ll opt to give you a shot instead of the pink bubblegum-flavored medicine.

    Dr appointment as an adult – worrisome and disorienting because i might randomly be diagnosed with a symptomless terminal illness after routine blood work.

  6. Sarah says...

    I will also take the chocolate cookie, please.

  7. Amy says...

    “Jubilant” is a word that needs to pop up more often!

  8. Katie Van Kammen says...

    The dinner party comment is especially apt to me tonight. We’re having 6 friends over for dinner tonight, and as I was preparing this afternoon I declared to my husband (direct quote), “Dinner parties are my favorite thing ever!” Cheers to a happy Friday night!

  9. S Kay says...

    I’d add sick days to that list!!
    As a kid it meant feeling kind of crummy, but watching tv on the couch, getting snuggled, and all your favorite foods (tomato soup and crackers anyone)?
    The minute you’re out of the house and have to be on your own, the novelty of a true sick day goes out the window :( You’re left to take care of yourself, and maybe even your own sick kiddos.

    thankful for mommas #happymothersday

  10. jeannie says...

    Adult homework is spot on!

  11. shannon says...

    Mine is Home Depot: from deathly boredom to fun date night activity ?

  12. Lilly says...

    My definitions are mixed up! Now I feel disoriented and worried when I go for a check up. And dinner parties were so much fun when I was little.

    • Laura says...

      Exactly what I was thinking!

  13. Early night. So dull when a child and able to hear snippets of tv coming up through the floor. Now? 8pm every night were I to live alone. Same for early mornings.

  14. Amy says...

    Ha ha! Yes to dinner parties!

  15. Nadine Hughey says...

    All so relatable.

  16. Cynthia says...

    I’d definitely take the warm chocolate chip cookie, especially one baked by my youngest daughter (she’s an adult)! I can taste it now!

  17. Denise says...

    Also: nap time – yes please! My little nieces (4 & 10 yrs old) hate the nap but it’s all I hope for on a weekend day.

    • yes please! My little nieces (4 & 10 yrs old) hate the nap but it’s all I hope for on a weekend day.

  18. Carrie says...

    I never really learned to relax at check-ups, even the regular ones. Small talk about my siblings as you fold back my labia? Ah, but alas, it must be done.

  19. Amanda says...

    I went to the dentist for a cleaning last week and it was the most relaxing 45 minutes I’ve had in a long time. (I have a 2 year old.)

    • Bee says...

      This. I went to the Dentist recently after my 5yr old broke my tooth and they looked after my new born while I had the procedure done with my 5yr old sitting in the corner finally allowed to watch something on the iPad. I nearly fell asleep it was so nice not to have to take care of anyone for 45 mins.

    • Sarah says...

      SAME! But yesterday for me. They had a vapid movie playing on the ceiling above my chair too! Luxurious.

    • Erika says...

      Haha – same! (3 year old and 1 year old)

  20. Brittany says...

    For me, elation as an adult is someone else cooking dinner (followed by surprise warm chocolate goody of any kind, haha!).

  21. Growing up we had the most boring family dinner parties because all my relatives would speak Arabic and as we never learned, were the only kids who had no idea what anyone was saying. I remember the level of boredom!

    Eva

    • Ah, Eva, me too! Our dinner parties were in Farsi, and to this day I still get this “it’s a shame your dad didn’t teach you…” from a handful of people at the parties, which are still dreadfully boring.

      Dinner parties with my friends though? Totally my jam!

    • Ro says...

      Naseem – mine were in Farsi, too! I can’t believe how much I didn’t learn just by being there. And, of course, regret it now!

  22. Rachel says...

    The definition of Elation has not changed for me. #justsaying

    • Haha same goes for me!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      hahaha same here ;)

    • Louisa says...

      Seriously! Give me a chocolate chip cookie over a Beatles song any day.

    • Samantha Klein says...

      Right?

    • Sarah says...

      Same.

    • Laura C. says...

      We’re just simple and easy people ?