Hey Friends it’s Fish. The other day I realized that I will be needing an oil change and Connie and I were chatting about how great it would be if we could do our own oil changes (Steve can do his own), neither of our parents got us ready for them. That led to the …

TEXT QUESTION OF THE DAY:
What’s an adult problem that nobody prepared you for?

  • Property taxes and paying for water. I grew up in the country, water was free. Now I live in the city and pay for it.
  • Life
  • An adult problem that nobody prepared me for was the financial responsibility that comes with adulthood. GOOD LORD!
  • Losing a child
  • An adult problem no one prepared me for is parenthood!
  • Not telling me the full extent of adulting, like filing taxes, paying bills, being a parent..... When i was younger i wanted to grow up so fast now i tel l my kids take your time to grow up its a TRAP because you cant go back!
  • Adult problems....joints hurting and actually understanding it now, home repairs like water heater, new bathroom fan, etc. feeling like you are young and really your not ie someone saying they weren't born when something big happened, debt
  • Fish i have the same problem as you. I don't know ANYTHING about cars. I just recently learned how to put oil in my car. Its embarrassing because it's su ch a simple thing that i never learned because I have an awesome dad who used to take care of all my car needs growing up.
  • Never having enough money
  • Making food for myself/ making sure ai eat everyday!!
  • Adult problem nobody would tell me about? Kids
  • Bills
  • My -uality. I came from a sheltered household. So sex-Ed in school was all I had to go on. Any questions I had about animals/interpersonal interactions, all I got was wait until your married. I am 28 and I still don't feel comfortable with my -uality.
  • Nobody prepared me that being an adult that all my body parts would go south
  • Nobody prepared me to have fertility problems and need to get treatment for it!
  • Thankfully, with the help of some amazing doctors, I am expecting my first baby!!
  • No one prepared me for the fact that men have vaginas and act more like women then women sometimes. Oh and when they are sick they ac t like it's the end of the world and they are dying. Ugh ok that's all I got thanks
  • I wish somebody would have told me to take Spanish instead of French. When of my ever going to use French? Spanish might have actually been useful!
  • No one preparing you for your parents to get old. It's like one day you just realize how much they have aged.
  • How to balance work, family, and me time.
  • No amount of anything would have prepared me adulting of any sort lol but seriously! My parents make it look so easy! #doneadulting
  • No one prepared me that the mail is for and only for getting bills. As an adult you no longer get birthday cards with money from granny. It's all fun and games when buying your first house until that house comes with a stupid mailbox...for bills.
  • Adult problem number: debt. I wish someone would have helped me understand the crushing weight of debt. I would've been a lot more careful with my money as a young adult. Ok probably not but still
  • Handling mice or rats in your house..
  • Stitches after giving birth....
  • No one prepared me for what to do when your friend gets arrested (how do you get them back?!) And what do they do after a car accident??? Both of these things were solved by very helpful law enforcement officers!
  • Just because she lives under your roof doesn't mean you still have control of her body she's 18 and it's not like she's doing something trashy.
  • TQOTD - It's sort of an adult problem.
  • Being over 18 but still on my parent's health insurance is a pain in the butt. My payments go through them but the doctors office refuses to talk to them about anything. I'm half tempted to just not pay the bills.
  • I was not prepared to be a 50 something female, and all that mot her nature has to give..OMG what is happening? What is that? Where did that come from??? These are questions I ask my self on a daily basis. Wow I wasn't expecting all of this.
  • Postpartum depression. No one really prepared me and especially my wife for the difficult time it is when you first have kids
  • Taxes, investments, saving for retirement. Basically all the import
  • My adult prob is buying a house not knowing how mortgages work and ant things. But I did learn how to make pottery, that has been useful.
  • this week the issue is getting the insurance for the house figured out! Adulting this week sucks
  • Dealing with so many fake people
  • TAXES
  • How medical insurance really works.
  • When I need to bail my dad out of jail #adultprobs
  • Growing up nobody prepared me for Home Maintenance. I didn't know anything about taking care of my rough and if I have a leak what to do nothing my place fell apart it was sad
  • INTERVIEWS. I can not get promoted in my company because of it. They pretty much tell me I suck at it
  • CHILDREN. Holy frig
  • Weird hairs that grow out of my ears...WTF?? Only after 40 and then.. I have a chia pet growing out of my ear!
  • No one prepared me to live with a teenage Daughter with PMS!! Good lord just shoot me NOW!!
  • Having to ready for work get kids around for school and. Feed them play with them clean house and do everything revolving around two Littles yup these tubes are tied   Love them
  • Adult problem no one prepared me for... My frogging co worker who calls in at least once a week making my job that much more difficult... Thanks bouche bag
  • The one thing no one prepared me for is some slut trying to take my husband
  • How to get health insurance
  • My adult problem that no one prepared me for is my mom is dating my ex. I'm happily married but its just super awkward. I've been waiting for it to end but its been 2 years! Ugh
  • You're gonna get old and ugly. You aint all that!
  • Kids and everything that goes with it. I pee my pants every time I sneeze. No one prepared me for that crap. Have kids they said. It's fun they said. No one mentioned pee pants.
  • DIVORCE/CUSTODY WAR
  • #tqotd something I was never forewarned about when becoming an adult was the morning commute! my god do I hate traffic!
  • My mama made sure that she taught me the things she was never taught (she was in and out of foster homes). But id say never really knowing how quickly debt can take over, or how hard saving money really is.
  • Your responsible for your own actions and your kids! Live and learn
  • #tqotd - Shingles..painful, nasty business!!
  • An adult problem would be filling up my gas tank every few days it adds up and it sucks
  • Also, that friends don't always stay and that people will suddenly all become too busy to hang out
  • TQOD parenthood and STEP parenthood. The struggle is real (worth it, but real)
  • How much of your "free time" is taken up with laundry, dishes, paying bills, buying groceries, etc etc etc. It is never-ending!
  • How crazy in laws can be
  • My parents did not prepare me for making decisions about allowing my kids to have tattoos and anything else that comes unexpected as a parent but I figured it out
  • I would agree with everything everyone else has already said… but also include losing people that you love
  • Nobody prepared me for dealing with loved ones with addictions. That's been a very tough road.
  • Adult problem no one prepared me for was car accidents and what to do if it happens. Sunday I was in my first accident as I slipped on snow and slammed into a tree. I didn't know where to have my car go or anything. It has now costed me more money than it should have if someone would've told me :-( but I am grateful I am ok after that scary moment in my life. Thank you have a great friday
  • For sure menopause Connie! But....I wouldn't have wanted to know early! I started menopause at 30 and now im 42. Ugh!
  • Not prepared as an adult to introduce my significant other to my distant family members (great aunts, 3rd cousins, etc.) By name..... my mom is the one who knows all the names!
  • Taking care of aging parents.
  • No one prepared me to realize how important your credit score actually is and that these three companies have so much power in your life.
  • No one prepared me for having natural twins for my first go at it. Then my daughter came along 16 months after. Irish triplets for me. :-)
  • The thing no one prepared me for was.....teenage boys.
  • Menopause! Thanks to cancer I hit it full on at 26. Not even my mother has hit menopause yet. I've literally got no one to explain to me what to expect but man is it awful!
  • I wish someone would have warned me how slow the work day will go but how fast life really goes by.
  • The thing i was unprepared for was being treated differently because i am a woman. Like the oil change place making up parts on my car to try and get more money from me,while they never do that to my boyfriend. Its one of those things you find out the hard way and its pretty disheartening, you'd think that in today's world, that wouldn't happen anymore but it still does
  • Oh and childbirth! Well the aftermath....pain and blood and mesh granny panties! Then you have to raise the damn things!
  • Nobody told me what happens to your body after you have a baby. The pain was horrible! My husband had to carry me up the stairs to our house... also having to poo before you leave the hospital ...hell hath no fury!
  • Adult problems no one prepared me for is having to deal with life decisions if god forbid anything happens to me.
  • Another adult problem is how expensive groceries are and meal prepping
  • Hey there good morning. I know this and I found out just in time but I wish someone would tell other people how important their credit score is
  • Nobody prepared me to be dealing with other adults
  • No one ever prepared me that one day my favorite radio station would talk me into a tattoo :)
  • No one prepared me for working while tying to get my degree. I just want sleep back lol.
  • My kids ages are 14, 11, 11, 10, 7. In a few years I might say teenage girls. I'm not sure what one is harder yet
  • No one prepared me for Divorce. While getting married, it's almost impossible to think your marriage won't last. It would've been great to know that life WILL go on after divorce and you can be happy again!
  • I wish someone would have told me that pubic hair also turns grey. WTH
  • Adult problem....my mom not calling and making all of my appointments for me anymore haha i think I was finally 20 when she quit doing it!
  • No one ever prepared me for how challenging marriage is
  • Caring for my elderly grandfather
  • Ooo ooo. Wearing diapers again! Lol. Little pee pee here and there
  • Taking out numerous student loans and having to pay them back
  • Nobody prepared me for dating in my 50s after a divorce and having to deal with men in their 50s who still act like the men in high school or college did
  • I was not prepared for parenting. My mom acted like it was all roses and sunshine... which is load of bull, lol
  • Nobody prepared me for teenage boys!! Always heard girls were nightmares, but boys are butt heads!!!
  • No one prepared me for the FLIPPIN FLU SWAB!!! That shit hurt so damn bad!
  • Definitely the teenage PMS Thang! You can be in the kitchen and be like your a dork then they would be no you are. They go to the bathroom come out, then you can go what's up dork! And they start crying and freaking out on you