I went car shopping today, after I went to the dentist. I’m not sure which was worse.
I miss my old car, the one I left in Oregon. You know what else I miss?
Coloring books and Colorforms. Holly Hobbie. Watching Little House On The Prairie. Riding my bike down a steep hill, as fast as I could with no helmet on. Bottle Caps candy, and Zero bars. Colored tights and tight braids. Sticker books and paper dolls.
Now it’s car payments and electric bills. Parent-teacher conferences and grocery shopping. Making sure there’s always toilet paper in the house.
Being a grown-up is hard.