Can you believe we’re the new adults? It seems like just yesterday we were rubbing glue on our hands and peeling it off for entertainment. Funny how things we enjoyed back then no longer amuse us today. We could say the same about ourselves as kids, when we despised what we now love as adults (shout out to sunscreen). We’ve made a list of more examples we bet you’ll agree with.
Here are 11 things that went from being hated to appreciated once we became adults.
1. Saving Money
As a kid, saving money felt like a chore. I remember being excited to rip money from holiday and birthday cards just to hear an elder tell us to save it, stealing the joy out of blowing every dime in the mall. Dang. Can I live?
Once you reach adulthood, you realize the value of saving is both obvious and necessary. Having financial security and self-control over your finances is one of the most rewarding habits.
*abandons Amazon cart*
2. Eating Vegetables
It didn’t matter how hard our moms tried to convince us of the benefits of broccoli. Aside from granny’s cabbage and collard greens, veggies were the opps—our arch-enemies at the dinner table.
Fast forward to adulthood, and we find ourselves savoring greens and other delectable veggies. Nowadays, I don’t want a plate that does not include some sort of vegetable on it, and the health benefits are still a plus.
Y’all know those bathtime battles were something serious. The thought of swapping out do-what-I-want time for a chance to splash soap in my eyes was never appealing. But as an adult, bathtime is now a cherished escape from the daily grind. And those long, hot showers feel like all sins are being washed away.
Give me a warm bath, a candle, and some R&B—and that’s all she wrote.
“There’s food at the house,” said every parent confidently as they rode past McDonald’s. As kids, we’d scrunch our noses at the thought of