Sudden and unexplainable lower back pain, waking up with some new injury, paying taxes, the feeling of clean sheets, forgetting why you walked into a room the second you enter it--being an adult can be a bit of an exhausting snooze plus chores sometimes. Children, however, are naturally curious, inquisitive, charming little hurricanes of energy and when they're determined to learn more about an adult activity, it can be difficult to justify telling them that the stork dropped them off at your doorstep "because I said so."
So, when a Reddit user asked, "What is something an adult told you as a kid 'you'll understand when you're older,' that you now understand because you're older?" people were ready to share the life lessons that finally make sense now that they're all grown up.
It's best to wash dishes before you get out of the house every damn time. - watermelon_champ