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DotDamo

Having nothing to do.


macetheface

Made the mistake of going canoeing with my 10yo nephew. Not another soul in sight. Just sounds of nature; picture perfect day... I was just relaxing and taking it all in. Happy to be away from the rat race. But then every 5 minutes it was shit like, this is so boring, why are we just sitting here, can we go faster, I'm so pissed i forgot my iPad.


Charosas

I remember when I was a kid I used to think “how can adults be sooo boring? They just sit there and talk, that’s their life, how can they enjoy that?” And now I’m 37 and I have friends and family with kids and I see them running and yelling while I’m sitting just having a beer and I think “man… how can kids just not enjoy a few minutes of peace and quiet?”


FracturedEel

Yeah im a homebody and I just like to relax and my kids think I'm super boring lol


EmberHands

That's why I'm currently soaking in the cuddles my 1.5 year old is giving me on the couch while watching the 5 Little Ducks song on endless repeat. Soon he won't want a quiet snuggle.


VIDCAs17

I was visiting some relatives a while ago and they have kids. One of them politely asked why adults tend to just sit around and chat, and I responded along the lines of that we don’t often get the opportunity to just sit and chat with relatives. At that point I fully realized I’ve become an adult.


manofredgables

As someone with adhd who has a really hard time enjoying peace and quiet, in the end my kids *forced me to be boring*. I can't do half of the legit fun things I think up, because they fricking ruin it. If it's not because they're too impatient and can't keep their attention span in line for one minute, it's because they demand to do it again and again way beyond the point of getting boring. The truth is that **kids** are the boring ones. They're just too wrapped up in themselves to realize it.


Random-Rambling

Kids fucking LOVE repetition. I think it's an instinct programmed into them at birth to push their brains towards learning whatever they're repeating.


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youngmindoldbody

Now I'm imagining the uncle is Christopher Walken


lionseatcake

"Do you like gladiator movies?"


funnyfootboot

"Ever seen a grown men naked"?


IndijinusPhonetic

Ever been in a Turkish prison?


SpaceGeneralAmerica

Yeah, a rule for young mammals is they’re always born with too much energy.


oweban

https://i.redd.it/z1aglu6ywx331.png all credit to /u/sellyourcomputer


Dboy777

Intentional nothingness is beauty


Dauks1

Tell me about it mate... I miss being bored and having nothing to do


noiwontpickaname

Can I interest you in ADD? Plenty to do with added boredom, missed deadlines, and procrastination.👈👈


Iron_Wolf123

That is both a positive and a negative. When I have nothing to do, the hours feel like years


GozerDGozerian

When you get to a certain age, having hours turn to years is an okay thing.


dustfingur

Seriously. I hate how fast it feels like time goes by when you get older. I started noticing it in my late 20s. It sucks.


DotDamo

I know right, maybe it should be: Having nothing pressing to do.


SereWeh

Nah, having nothing you *need* to do is the best, having nothing to do is terrible.


ChampionshipSorry541

Quiet time.


RebelRouser98

Getting clothes as Christmas/birthday gifts.


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Yes, like socks.


Pitiful_Car2828

This. Three years ago my mom got me some wool socks and I was crazy excited. That was soon followed by sadness when I realized I was old.


golfing_furry

You’re not old, you’re seasoned in what you like


straydog1980

Socks. Food. Underwear. My favourite gifts. I've got all the stuff I need


scoresavvy

Honestly the best gift I was given last year was a big multipack of knitted socks from my Gran. I have raynauds and I can't go about my day with cold feet at all so these have been a godsend.


turdbird42

My favorite is kitchen supplies. Appliances, utensils, cookbooks, spices. Anything. Freaking love it.


RebelRouser98

I've also found that a lot of people like getting things for the kitchen. When your gift helps you do what you love, it's very rewarding! I for one, used to draw a lot in my free time as a kid, so getting art/office supplies always made me happy


ombremullet

Christmas pajamas from my mom every year are the comfiest pajamas for some reason


Pepek23

I once got a tmnt shirt and that was the only clothing I got for Christmas and I wore it alot


Express_Rise_5010

Best Christmas gift I got from my mum as an adult was a frying pan. I fucking love this pan.


RebelRouser98

A good pan is hard to find! Nothing beats some good quality cookware. One of my favorite gifts from my mom was an alarm clock with a built-in power outlet.


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Going to bed.


foghornleghorndrawl

Not even going to bed "early", just going to bed.


Chromattix

Yeah I never go to bed early but I still live it when I do. Participating in this world is bloody exhausting. Kids hate bed time because to them it's missing out on fun. But when almost nothing you do every day is "fun" you can't wait to power off and get away from it for several hours.


aaronjaffe

Unless you’ve developed a weird adult form of anxiety and depression where the next day can feel so overwhelming that you don’t want to fall asleep because you’ll have to face that shit sooner from your overloaded brain’s prospective …hypothetically. I mean I’d imagine someone out there might feel like that occasionally, and that would be understandable if they did.


gyalskin

She’s me


MattsAwesomeStuff

I almost never have trouble falling asleep, maybe once a year. But I regularly stay up 4 hours later than I should because... fuck.. when I close my eyes the next thing that will happen is that I have to wake up to an alarm, and most of the entire day is spoken for. So, I don't go quietly into the night, I rage against the dying of the light. As long as I'm still awake and doing things, I get to have new things instead of just mild endless misery. The hours after I'm supposed to go to sleep, and when I actually do... it's like I'm stealing them away from everything I hate. ... and then eventually I get anxious enough that, Jesus, I gotta get some sleep. ... and then if I thought my morning was going to be bad before, add in only getting a half night's sleep. I'm already not a morning person, and, that next day strikes back in misery 10-fold what I stole from it the night before. I very nearly just say fuck it and walk away from all my obligations, but know I can't. Sometimes, wash rinse repeat a few days in a row. I just like being up at night. I don't really get to feel like me, until about 1am. Everything kinda zens out then and my mind is in peak form. I'm writing this at 4am.


Sleep-DeprivedSloth

Showers/baths


Zebidee

It's not having to share with siblings that's the main improvement.


DestructorWar

My sister was much younger than me and she’d always shit in the tub. Still engrained in my memory


ocularnervosa

Naps. Gotta love a good mid Saturday nap on the couch.


_Weyland_

My body seems to be missing a nap mode. I always wake up from them feeling more miserable than before. Not only am I still tired, but sleepy snd confused too.


BeKind72

I don't nap, either, unless I am actually sick. Never have been good at it.


razafas

You do it up to 20 min or 1.5h and nothing else


Lumisateessa

Unless you take a full grandpa nap, which is around 3-4 hours. hah


escobizzle

That's what always ends up happening for me. Idk how people can just sleep for 20 minutes. It takes me 20 minutes just to fall asleep.


Shiftz_101

*a message from your future* The state of permanent tiredness increases in potency. Do not underestimate it. You can fall asleep at any mo... momo.... mo zzzzzzzzZZZZZzzzzz


rricenator

TIL I am a grandpa


CyanideSkittles

Bro that’s just sleep


Whooptidooh

I can't nap either. I'll either fall asleep and then proceed to turn off my alarm (and then sleep more, resulting in me being wide awake from 01:00-07:00) or wake up and be groggy all day.


SnipinG1337

Some of us just can't


LinguiniAficionado

Same, my brain cannot enter low battery mode unless the sun is down and I’m prepared to wake up 6-7 hours later


circa285

Same here. I'm entirely unable to nap unless I'm pretty sick. Otherwise I just lay down frustrated unable to fall asleep.


MadTapirMan

yeaaah the confusion ruins it for me. always feels like im high for an hour after


bleu_taco

That's pretty normal, actually. It happens if you get woken up in the middle of a sleep cycle. You can avoid it by napping for around 90 minutes as that's a full cycle. You can also avoid it as others have said by sleeping for around 15 minutes to not enter deeper sleep.


kholto

As someone who takes minutes to hours falling asleep I have yet to figure out how napping a specific amount would work.


BonerPorn

Same. People be like "take a 90 minute nap" and I'm not sure how to factor in the variable 30-60 minutes to fall asleep into that number. Assuming I fall asleep at all.


Catseyes77

I have that same problem so I don't really nap. I just lay down with my eyes closed and listen to some soothing music for 30 mins just to give my body a little rest and then get up. I guess it's more meditation than napping but it works for me when i'm tired and I need a little energy boost.


Caffeine_Advocate

This was me, but I figured out that if I'm really really super tired I can fall asleep in like 10-15 minutes. If I'm not tired enough for that then I'm not tired enough for napping basically. So I'll set an alarm for about 10-15 minutes longer than I want to sleep, and if I can't fall asleep quickly then I just get up.


Smoolz

I'm exactly the same. Are we doing it wrong or are we just incapable of napping?


PrEsideNtIal_Seal

I'm incapable. My brain keeps desperately trying to keep me awake even if I know I need a nap. The caviat is if I've been drinking my brain will let me nap. (I'm one of those people that have those falling dreams that jerk you awake when I try to nap)


chicoo312

I remember when I was a kid, probably 8-9 years old, my mom wanted me to take an afternoon nap and I was crying cuz I didn't want to and wanted to play/watch cartoons instead. My older brother's friend happened to be hanging out at home and hearing the fuss he told me - Kid, trust me, when you get older, you would give an arm and a leg to get a 10 min nap, so go get some good rest now! I remember that so vividly even to this day 30 years later. That rockstar, passed away thou 2 years ago!


Sorry_Pirate7002

The final nap.


ZhouLe

This is a bit why I'm concerned about when I'm old or in some medical emergency. They always say certain people are fighters, but I think if someone is encouraging me to hang on and fight I'll just roll over and insist on five more minutes.


Freezerpill

Peace 🙏


Ill-Ad-9438

I can’t function without one, now.


Rayne_K

Sleep in general.


MattStanni99

Haha, yes. I remember when I was younger I used to tell my parents I hated going to bed early because I wanted to stay up and game or watch movies. They always told me I’ll eat my words when I’m older, and oh lord was they right.


PaineCiera

Naps are certainly the best. Especially when you have young kids and are exhausted all the time.


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RenderEngine

i fucking hate naps. don't get me wrong I love them but falling asleep and waking up as confused as a human can be while also having this weird taste in your mouth from all the bacteria multiplying in overdrive mode uhh


QueenShira1

Yep, I never feel well when I awake from a nap.


LimeFizz42

I get all of that, plus a sour stomach (whether or not I've eaten), feel weak & exhausted yet coffee doesn't work, & stay groggy until bedtime- then I get the zoomies & it's hard to settle down. Naps when I'm recovering from something are fine, but random naps don't do me right.


archangel610

Funny thing is I never warmed up to the idea of naps. In fact, I hate sleeping. I like feeling well-rested and recharged, but just the idea of sleeping feels like such a waste of time. This isn't even a hustle culture, keeping up the grind type of mindset. It's more about how work takes up so much of my time that the need for sleep severely limits time I have all to myself.


Charlea1776

Going to bed early


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Minute_Ask_9681

I started going to sleep at 8 since I wake up at 3 for work. Its great


AParasiticTwin

I've done that both ways.


lukadoncic

how? I still hate going to bed early


onkel_Kaos

Same here. I hate to wake up too early in morning. It is hell.


scheissegal2009

Still sucks as an adult.


DeTrotseTuinkabouter

Yeah going to bed means ending my free time.


dayynnn

Not being around people all the time.


fpl_kris

That's always been awesome imo.


ArseOfTheCovenant

Right? I fucking hate people.


kellzone

People. What a bunch of bastards.


Peptowl

Getting spanked and taking naps.


wwwHttpCom

getting spanked until you fall asleep or that someone wakes you up with a spank


aenemacanal

Ya know, I tried to explain to my fiancee one time how relaxing a blow job is, and that my falling asleep was because I was relaxed, not because I was disinterested. She still mad. :(


Lichcrow

I usually fall straight asleep after sex because of this and my gf always gets a bit huffypuffy about it, but she understands a bit better now


bitsy88

Lol between my husband and I, I'm the one that falls right to sleep after sex. He teases that I'm "such a man" after sex and I'm like, "hey, take the compliment. I'm exhausted. Good night!" 😂


Bubbling_Psycho

It depends for me and my gf. If it's night sex then she's usually asleep before me but I'm not far behind. If it's morning sex we cuddle until one of us decides to make breakfast. Unless it's a week day, then I just cuddle hee while figuring out how long i can lie with her before I will be too late for work


janineffer

doing nothing on the weekends or days off


WhiskyAndWitchcraft

True, but I like it too much. My lawn is looking pretty shaggy.


bored2death97

Time to rent a goat.


Born-Sympathy-7625

Life in general. I am depressed but i can order Pizza whenever I want.


AdmiralThunderpants

Had a moment like this not too long ago. Was thinking "I wish it was someone's birthday so I could have some chocolate cake.......wait! I'm an adult with a driver's license and a bank account. I can make my own cake for no reason at all!"


Sephonez

My dads like this. I went for a trip to visit my parents a few weeks back and my dad offered me a piece of chocolate cake he made. I asked what the occasion was for the cake and he looked at me funny and was like "the occasion was I wanted chocolate cake, so I made myself a cake" I meen yeh fair enough, nothing wrong with that.


Patricio124678

I love this. I love just the sudden just realization that in being an adult, theres nothing stopping you from doing something thatd be normally thought of as being completely unorthodox


Scarletfapper

I can think of at least two separate XKCDs for this and they’re both great. [Grown ups](https://xkcd.com/150/) [Bacon](https://xkcd.com/418/)


EmberOfFlame

The Grown Ups XKCD somehow reminds me of the “do we need anyone else” meme. Also, the comic implies they fucked in the apartment sized ball pit, thank me later


bateees

I did that a lot after I got divorced. I felt so trapped when I was married.


SupGirluHungry

Good for you! Treat yourself!


aquila-audax

Is there anything as miserable as a bad marriage? Congrats on being free


ShortNefariousness2

I know. It got so bad for me that I was harrassed just for trying to use the washing machine or make a coffee. Quite nice to get away from all that and just go out to the cake shop.


ZouDave

Not gonna lie, I first read this as 'Trying to use the washing machine to make coffee", and I was like...yeah you probably deserved to be questioned on that one.


caligulakilledjason

Yesss. And you can also avoid awful relatives as an adult, while the choice might not have been there as a kid


Chromattix

This is something I forget to appreciate. No more obligation to spend time at relative's houses when I hardly know or care about them. Just because someone's a relative, doesn't mean they're family.


No-Membership1090

watching documentaries


kondowada

I used to love those as a kid


FuzzelFox

I did too. Whenever I was grounded from watching TV I could usually get my mom to compromise by letting me at least watch History (back when it basically only showed WWII docs) and Discovery channel because they were educational.


R3dbeardLFC

OG History channel that actually had history was my fucking jam.


icanith

I miss the nature docs I watched as a kid. The new ones are fine but the 70s and 80s nature docs were fire. But I love me a good doc.


moonrakernw

I’m with you there. Plus 1970s National Geographic magazines were a fascinating window onto an exciting world


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The idea of kissing a girl


[deleted]

I remember when I was in elementary school, I said I'd never get a girlfriend... Turns out I was right, still no girlfriend


CyberDagger

I haven't lost my virginity because I never lose.


LoveLivinInTheFuture

At least you didn't buy a hamster, name it 'Virginity', and then lose it.


theguyfromeuropa

Oddly specific


rodejo_9

Yall out here kissing girls???


Arxieos

They did say "the idea” so I guess only in OP's head


Oh_mrang

Kissing girls is so gay. When you're kissing a lady, what's she thinking about? She's thinking about kissing a fella, and as straight men we know it's big gay to think about kissing fellas. That's why I only make out with my homies, because we're all thinking about kissing ladies which is very heterosexual and very cool.


Mr_Lumbergh

Actually getting a full night's sleep.


Zeizai

Alone time.


0najimi

nah that was fire as a kid


wwwHttpCom

I grew up with a brother and a sister, and our cousins were our neighbors we would often go to their house and play all afternoon, but I always liked that feeling of when I went back home before my siblings and there was just silence, and the living room for myself


tourmaline82

Same, I was a bookworm. There was nothing better than a free afternoon with a fresh stack of books from the library.


NeroFMX

I'm the opposite. I loved alone time as a kid because I felt most peers were trouble and the family was a lot to deal with. Now I kinda hate being all alone with no family or friends. It's kinda sad.


WackHeisenBauer

I love me some alone time 🤲


mr_kistyer_sister

Scrolling through these comments like… *yep to that, also yup to that, oh hell yeah naps rock, mmhmm love me some Home Depot, fuckin love coffee, nice socks are great, plus one for bed time…*


AfroTriffid

Baby we got a stew going now. Want to cancel the rest of my weekend for all these ingredients instead.


mgulley08

We're hosting my daughter's 13th birthday party tomorrow. I'm honestly looking forward to the nap after the party way more than the social interaction. Official old.


birdiewings

Sleeping at noontime


Ok_Associate8501

Staring at walls.


ihatetheplaceilive

And not having to ask mom for just one pepsi


brendan250

Just a Pepsi. And she wouldn’t give it to me


Bachooga

No mom I'm not on drugs I'm okay, I was just thinking you know, Why don't you get me a Pepsi


idkybutt

Loved doing it as a kid too. Wouldn't know I was doing it until someone pointed it out.


kickout009

Eating vegetables... I F\*cking love salads now. And broccoli? Ugghhhh, so good.


GrandElemental

To me, the biggest change is going from overcooked ones into actually well prepared ones. It is a huge difference, especially with broccoli. These days a spicy broccoli noodle soup is among my favourite dishes.


BoiCDumpsterFire

My kids couldn't stand so many things because their mom forced them to eat it when it was made poorly or from some kind of freezer bag but when they finally started trying properly made fresh stuff it blew their minds. Same with seasoning. Making kids flavorless crap will make them think they don't like something when in reality it was just unseasoned.


ihopehellhasinternet

Hands down. I always hated steak and Brussels sprouts. Boiled farts and like eating salty leather. Now it’s the food of the gods because I know how to prepare it well


sunkenshipinabottle

Vegetable soup? Fucking asparagus and corn and broccoli and carrots? My god.


TinderForMidgets

School. Like I'd love to sit around learning about dinosaurs and spending an entire day seeing a water mill all for free.


Maso_TGN

Being with your parents.


gnirpss

Totally. My maternal grandparents were pretty young when my mom was born, so I'm lucky to still have them healthy, active and involved in my life at age 25 (and to have known my great grandmother on that side when I was a child), but I also know that my dad was not much older than me when his dad passed away. The only bad thing about having good parents is becoming an adult and realizing that someday you'll have to face the world without them.


BarryMacochner

I'm 43 and still have 2 of my 4 grandparents, one passed before I was born and the other just last year. Lost my mom in 2009 to pancreatic cancer, 8 months from diagnosis to death. Last time I saw her was the weekend before she passed. Step-dad had informed me that she didn't have the strength to walk anymore. But when she saw me walk passed the window near the door she damn sure managed to get up and walk to me as I came through it. that was on friday, when I had to leave on sunday she couldn't even lift her arms, monday she wasn't strong enough to even speak. She made it til thursday at 10:07p. I remember the time because that is the exact time I clocked out of work with plans to fly back to see her the next day.


Cleatmr

This hits hard when your middle aged and both your parents are deceased


Maso_TGN

I'm really sorry. In my case, they're still alive but we're 10,000km apart.


Antnee83

it happens fast, too... least for me. When I was 33, my dad died. Year after, my mom got cancer and my paternal grandpa died. Couple years later, mom died, then both my maternal grandparents died a few months later. 5 year span, whole family tree above me was gone.


boothy_qld

Yep, what I wouldn’t give for that now…


fantastics-airports

Opposite here. I have fond memories of hanging out with my parents as a kid. As a adult I had to cut contact with them because I couldn't take their shit anymore.


possibly-a-pineapple

that depends *a lot* on the parents


travisisokay

Receiving practical gifts. I hope I get socks and a food mill for my birthday.


dna1992

Taking a trip to Home Depot.


Otherwise-Dot-5779

And getting greeted with the nice smell.


TheFriendliestBunny

I LOVED going to home depot as a kid. I could spend forever staring at all the different colorful gizmos and whatnots.


figlemonade

Don't even get me started on the joy of the doorbell aisle. I'm surprised I never got my dad kicked out of the store.


0najimi

same, the hanging lights was my favorite part free popcorn \#2 garden \#3


ling1427

Excel


ohheyyeahthatsme

the other day my mom told me that as a teen I complained on a trip to various small towns in Oregon that there were "no malls." lol I now appreciate a trip to somewhere rural with beautiful trees and I wouldn't set foot in a mall if you paid me


TheInconspicuousTard

Coffee.


nyxnars

Costco


Uselessmedics

Costco wasn't around when I was a kid, but it definitely tracks as one of those mundane adult things that's heaps of fun, I love visiting the shrine to western decadence


0najimi

nah bro costco was fire free samples, hell yeah walk-in uh... fresh rooms, hell yeah


andychamomile

Gosh I couldn’t stand Costco as a kid. The only thing that made it worth it was my mom would buy me a pizza slice and a churro every time we went …but shopping inside the warehouse felt like ages were passing by. Absolutely dreadful. Now as an adult, my husband and I really enjoy shopping at Costco! Can’t even remember when the switch happened.


FreudsGoodBoy

Getting laid


sunkenshipinabottle

Hold up


wanawanka

This was bound to be here somewhere.


Grongebis

Nah, enjoyed it as a kid and also as an adult


JonC1983

the comment I was looking for.


crazylittleEntity

Nap time.


DanFuckingSchneider

Sitting still and doing absolutely nothing.


thiefcandy

Cancelling plans.


KlutzyAd9112

Nope, that sucks especially bad as an adult. For the receiving party at least :(


meis6751

Not for me, but it could be an introvert thing. It's not not wanting to see them, but I'll take some unexpected down time anytime.


Miltage

No better feeling than your whole evening suddenly opening up.


Atmosphere_Melodic

Depends on what the context is. I've had my feelings really badly hurt by someone I cared about constantly cancelling on me. I got it the first time, maybe the second. But after the 6th time, I noped out.


DumbBitxxxh

Socks as gifts on holidays


shaka_sulu

Watching TV shows and understanding all the jokes.


Nails_jello_2_a_tree

Dark chocolate. Hated as a kid. Love it now.


More-Masterpiece-561

I always loved dark chocolate. Now I hate white chocolate


DragonFruitDrank

Once you go black you never go back


HermanShemsley

Mowing my lawn.. hated when my dad made me cut the front AND the back when I was a kid, but now it’s relaxing and I take pride in it.


Stander1979

Ha I still detest mowing the lawn. I pay a lawn guy. I don't know why, but it takes me the entire day to mow, and will involve much swearing and at least one violent throw of the weed-wacker.


motherlochness

King of the Hill


A-Dirty-Bird

Being spanked.


FlahBlast

Tbf if it was the same people doing the spanking as in childhood I think you’d hate it even more!


Ok-Beginning-6609

Staying home and not socializing


0najimi

The amount of "*sex*" answers scares me.


Lurk_Mode_24_7

Living in the country. Moved to the country from the city as older kid and absolutely hated it! Now as an adult stuck in the city, I am so envious of my parents still living in the country.


SaberHaven

A grown-up woman telling you to go to your bedroom


ResistingEuphoria

staying at home on weekends😂


Nervous-Maybe-926

Crockpots. I think my mom just never cooked anything but pot roast in them. Soooo many good recipes and so easy. Also great for saving money and making food to save in freezer. God i love my crockpot.