Getting older sucks in a lot of ways, but being an adult isn't all wrinkles, bills, and random neck pain from sleeping kinda weird. There's also the freedom to do whatever we want, whenever we want, that we just never had as kids.
When I'm standing in front of the open refrigerator for an extended period of time looking for food to magically appear, I sometimes hear my Dad's voice, saying, "What are you trying to do, cool the whole neighborhood down?" I just have to laugh, because it's my electricity bill and I do whatever I want.
The first time I touched the thermostat in my first apartment I felt so big, naughty, scared, and grown-up. I lived there for over a year, by myself, before I dared touched it