When I was 10 years old, I told my mom something shocking…

I wanted to wear pantyhose to school. My mom was worried: her little girl was growing up so quickly! She talked to her friend about whether she should let me and they decided yes. So, the next morning, I proudly walked down the stairs wearing my new pantyhose from the drugstore — tucked right into my scrunched white socks. And then my mom knew I was still, very much, 10 years old.

On Instagram a while back, I read a funny caption from my friend Reagan: “When I was a little girl, I had a list of sins I couldn’t wait to sin as a grown up — watching ‘Pretty Woman,’ French kissing a boy before marriage, and holding a glass of alcohol and a cigarette with the same hand were a few of them. I love remembering what child me imagined adult me would be like, it’s so cute! Also, I have never been a smoker but I have checked these things off the list (some like a million times) and added a few other really fun sins that I hadn’t heard of yet as a kid.”

Another big dream of mine was to go on a dinner date to TGIFridays, and I couldn’t wait to go grocery shopping by myself!

What did you dream about doing as a grown up? I’d love to hear…

P.S. Three word that changed how I parent, and 16 surprising parenting tips.

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