We hope that when we all reach a certain age in life, we find that we've grown as people, and outgrown the behaviors displayed on the playground.
Alas, that is not always the case. Childhood antics can follow us all through decades. It's just a matter of how much and how dramatic.
We're all guilty of a few personality traits that are more adolescent than they should be, but if you're still sucking your thumb at 30... it's at least time for some form of adult pacifier.
Redditor u/Sentient-Sockwanted everyone to confess to behaviors they haven't outgrown by asking:
I like to think that I'm an adult through and through. But every now and again I'm reminded that there are still a few traits I carry from when I was five. I love to throw a good tantrum when I don't get my way. But instead of tossing stuffed animals, I'm throwing pens or plates or knives. I'm a work in progress.
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"Try to not step on the tile lines when I'm walking on the street."
"I get angry if I don't get a nap."
"Now that I'm an adult, I realize my mom had a point about me being an a**hole if I didn't get enough sleep. She was absolutely right."
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"I still dance a bit in my seat when my food tastes good."
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"The balloon must NEVER touch the ground."
I will never understand this Pokemon nonsense. I love balloons and I'll jig up anytime for food. But Pokemon? Y'all realize you're running into traffic for a fake cartoon? Yet another childish trait. Continue...
"I ride the back of shopping carts."
"I work in a supermarket and it's THE MOST amazing thing to do (only when there aren't colleagues or customers watching :D). I'll be like 'Oh yeah sure, I'll ride that cart with plastic and cardboard to the trash, no problem.' just to go wheeeeeee."
"Going down the kids aisle at the store and pressing all the toys that move or make sounds... Hehe!"
"My mother was an elementary school teacher. One day she saw a whole end cap of Sing and Snore Ernie's and activated them all, much to the amusement of her teenage kids. The next thing we hear is a shocked little kid's voice going "Mrs. _____?"
"Mom looked over, said hi to the kid, and then whispered to us to drop anything we had because we had to leave the store NOW. After we got to the car, she confessed that that afternoon she had to punish that same kid for constantly touching stuff that didn't belong to him."
"If it's dark and I'm alone, I still kind of hop into bed so the monsters don't grab my ankle. I'm 36."
"Same! I do this when I get in my car too, but I'm 27, and the monster is no longer the same kind of slimy, grotesque creature it was when I was 6. Now when I think about getting got by the monster in the dark, it plays out like a Criminal Minds episode intro."
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"I still have a kind of security blanket. It's basically just a scrap of a pillowcase now but I can't bring myself to get rid of it."
Any age beats...
"70 years old. Love playing two square with the little girl next door. We do about 30 minutes a day, sometimes longer. We bounce a basketball back and forth in the driveway. There is a line in the middle that divides us into two squares. Sometimes we toss it up or bounce it really high."
"Sometimes times we go low and speed it up. It is a joy to play with her. She's wild as the wind and makes me laugh so hard. Sometimes we will spin around and throw it behind our backs and never miss a beat."
There is nothing wrong with a security blanket. I should use mine more than my adult security, a bottle of vodka. That's a story for a different thread. And never stop running from the monsters.
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