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Article: GIVEAWAY: Question of the Day: What’s the Hardest Thing About Being a Grown-Up?


GIVEAWAY: Question of the Day: What’s the Hardest Thing About Being a Grown-Up?

CLOSED! Congrats to our winner Leah Shumack


Don’t you have those moments when you just wish you were a kid again? Lying on the floor in public places . . . Peeing in your pants . . . Talking to yourself . . . Screaming loudly just because you felt like it, anywhere, anytime . . . Grown-ups just can’t do those things and have it considered normal behavior. What do you really miss? See what people at Rockabye Baby HQ had to say and to enter this week’s giveaway, tell us:   What do you think is the hardest part about being a grown-up? Post your answer in the comments below by April 15 at 6 pm PT to be entered to win this grown-up bundle: one (1) Rockabye Baby! mug and one (1) Adult Organic Cotton T-shirt. One winner will be selected.


I think the practicalities of being an adult can sometimes trump the wonder and endless imagination you have as a child, it’s a little bit of work to keep that front and center but worth the effort. —Hannah The hardest part of being a grown-up is: I can’t eat Frosted Flakes, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with Fritos, Mallomars, Fluffernutters, Screaming Yellow Zonkers, Sara Lee brownies, frosted brown sugar Pop Tarts, and fried-chicken TV dinners and actually function. —Lisa Yeah I’d have to say the hardest part of being an adult is trading carefree innocence for responsibility.  Things like slowing metabolism, paying taxes, filling multiple roles (spouse, employee, child, parent, sibling, friend, etc.) can really wear you down. —Chrissy The hardest part about growing up, and I'm learning a lot especially lately, is that time marches on no matter how badly you'd like it to slow down — even just for a little bit. Savoring every good moment when I recognize it gets more and more important the older I get. Wanting everything to move faster or come quicker isn't something I'm concerned about too much anymore. —Stacie The hardest part about being an adult are the expectations, both the ones society places upon you and the ones you place upon yourself. When you’re a kid, you’re expected to screw up and make mistakes, because that’s how you learn, but you aren’t always afforded that when you’re a grown-up. And being a grownup woman, the expectations are even worse — we have to look young, but act mature; we have to have babies, but aren’t allowed to gain any weight; we have to be fiercely independent, but not too much or it’ll scare people. It’s exhausting! —Sarah


It has to be not getting any easter eggs at Easter just because I’m a ‘Grown Up’. The girl still loves chocolate- it’s just no fair!

esther james

The hardest part of being a grown-up is having to pay bills and being responsible for your children and trying to raise them as happy, healthy young persons.

Sharon Howard

The hardest part about being a parent of babies and little ones is sleep deprivation!!


I’d say taxes as well. They seem like so much, and they seem to do so little.


Having to pay for everything! You never think of bills when you’re little, no cat payments, utility bills, coupons or grocery shopping!

Leslie Thomas

trying to pay all the bills

Laticha A

Making responsible choices- the right ones

liz l

The hardest thing about being a grownup is waking up early


Everything is hard when you are a grown up.

Dusty Schnur

Having to be responsible for yourself, others and everything you do.


As a single Mom of 3, for me, the hardest part of being an adult is being SOLELY responsible for EVERYTHING that my kids need to survive and thrive!

Nicole Bowers

One of the hardest things about being a grownup is not getting forced to take naps daily :)

sara s

The hardest part of being a grown up is going to work everyday instead of playing and napping.

Marilyn Nawara

Responsibilities not losing everything you have when you have bills to pay and money owed!

Leah Shumack

The hardest part is having to pay bills!

allyson tice

The hardest part about being a grown-up is worrying about everything: bills, work, kids, family, etc.

Robyn L

The hardest thing is having to get up everyday and go to work! That and paying bills, of course. :(
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The hardest part is being responsible for the children we bring into this world. They don’t come with instruction manuals!

Melissa B.

Being the one “in charge” when I have no real clue what I am doing!

Lindsey Khatri

The hardest part about being a grown up is worry about money, taking care of taxes and caring for children.

Uwa G.

The hardest part about being an adult is having to pay bills and deal with money issues.

wen budro

The hardest part for me is being strong for my family with stress, daily grind and pressure. Adults have to be the rock no matter what.

Dawn Monroe

Paying bills! I would say working, but if I had no bills, I wouldn’t have to work, so…

lissa crane

The hardest part of being a grownup is dealing with all the practical life issues – grocery shopping, bills, medical appointments – all the stuff that gets in the way of life!


The hardest part is worrying about money and struggling to get by. Not everyone makes the big bucks and when you have a family to take care of, expenses have to be pinched to the very last penny.

Carla Dunn

The hardest part of being a grown- up is finding the energy to keep up with the babies!

ashley perez

The hardest part of being a grownup is worrying about how to pay the bills, how to stick to a budget, and being responsible for teaching your kids to be good, caring people.

Marcia Goss

I hardest part for me is juggling 50 things while mfiaper.mak8ng dinner.

Anne Perry

The hardest part to me about being a grown-up is responsibility! I wish I could just go back to the days when I thought I had the world on my shoulders but I really had nothing more to worry about than what I was going to wear to school the next day.

Randi Robinson

I think the hardest part of being a grown up is the stress of having to provide for your family and deal with bills, etc. It certainly is not nearly as fun as I anticipated adulthood would be while I was growing up.

Dawn S.

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