The Holidays As A Kid vs. In Your 20s

Christmas was the best thing ever as a kid, wasn’t it? Now it’s full of family interrogations and hazing family members into Fireball shots as early in the day as possible. Let’s take a moment to compare the best day ever as a kid and as a working, mature adult:

Christmas Lists

As a kid: *gives a list of 87 different toys*

In your 20s: Rent money & cash, thanks.

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Going To Bed Early Christmas Eve

As a kid: I don’t wanna, I wanna stay up and see Santa!

In your 20s: I’m going to bed after I finish this bottle of wine.

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Leaving Cookies For Santa

As a kid: WE CAN’T FORGET TO LEAVE COOKIES AND MILK!

In your 20s: Can I dip the cookies in wine? Is there alcoholic milk? How does this work with alcohol?

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Getting Up Early Christmas Morning

As a kid:  *gets up at 6AM*

In your 20s: I’ll see you eventually. Start without me if you need to. Don’t wake me up.

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Opening Presents

As a kid:  *opens everything at once, as quickly as possible*

In your 20s: Give me a drink. Why is this taped so much, why can’t you just put everything in a bag? SO MUCH TAPE.

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Getting Ready To See Family

As a kid: Let me wear my new outfits! I want to show everyone this outfit I got!

In your 20sDo I have to shower? Can I just wear leggings? These leggings are leather; they look nice, done deal.

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Family Arriving

As a kid: *runs around showing everyone everything they got*

In your 20s: *sits on couch, texts, drinks with cousins, watches sports to avoid mingling*

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Family Interrogations

As a kid:  EVERYTHING IS AWESOME! I LOVE EVERYTHING!!

In your 20s: *drinks more*

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Gifts from Family

As a kid: This is perfect! Santa or mommy didn’t get it for me, YOU’RE THE BEST!

In your 20s: Cool, thanks for the gift card, really needed more Target cards.

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Family Dinner

As a kid: I want multiples of everything.

In your 20s: Is this a carb? TBH I don’t care, slap it on the plate.

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Watching A Christmas Story

As a kid: I want a Red Ryder!

In your 20s: Who the fuck would actually give their child a gun, what is wrong with people? Yeeezus.

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Taking Pictures

As a kid:  Let me be in the front!!!! I wanna be in the front! GET OUT OF MY WAY I  WANT THE FRONT, EVERYONE LOOK AT ME.

In your 20s: Uhm, is a duck face acceptable? Fish gape? Soft Smile? I’m tired of photos. Ugh, drink whenever someone says photo. #blackout

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Family Leaving

As a kid: Don’t leave! Stay here and play with my new toys with me.

In your 20s: Bye. Bye. Bye. Nice to see you too! Love ya! Bye…

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Going To Bed After Christmas

As a kid: *throws hissy fit* BUT I DON’T WANNA.

In your 20s: Bye. See you next year… Literally, don’t wake me up till 2016.

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Courtney Charroux

Courtney is what you can call a northern-southern belle. Grew up a Mass-hole, took some southern lessons in SC and is now back north trying to figure out the white stuff on the ground. She enjoys all things Britney Spears and sports. Puppies bring her as much joy as a nice cold cup of ice coffee. If you'd like to know more about her mad life, follow her on Twitter/Instagram - @cacharroux.

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