20 Things in my Life that are (Almost) EXACTLY the Same as When I was in College

– Posted in: Getting Older, Okay That's Funny, Parenting, Tammy Thinks

As I was eating pre-cut mangos straight out of the package today, it occurred to me that my life with the husband and kids in suburbia-land isn’t looking all that different than it did when I was in college. Sure, I have three new roommates and two are minors, but, then again, in college I changed roommates every year, and we were minors half the time. And then there’s all this stuff that seems frighteningly the same:

  1. I eat food straight out of containers.
  2. There’s laundry. Everywhere.
  3. The sink is full of dirty dishes.
  4. No one’s unloaded the dishwasher.
  5. I didn’t make my bed.
  6. I’m still wearing the same underwear I slept in.
  7. I woke up with a headache (although not from drinking).
  8. A caffeinated beverage was my only breakfast.
  9. I went out once today for class (true, it was to drop the kids of for their class, but work with me here), came home, and sat around the house reading stuff for the rest of the day.
  10. I’m not wearing makeup.
  11. I’m not good at applying makeup.
  12. I don’t have my own room.
  13. I share a place with three other people.
  14. My roommates’ shit is all over the place, and I’m refusing to pick it up.
  15. I can’t concentrate because my roommates’ shit is all over the place and I’m refusing to pick it up.
  16. I just finished a big project, and I’m absolutely convinced it’ll get failing marks, despite all my previous successes which point to the contrary.
  17. My roommates are totally distracting people who always manage to keep me from doing my real work and con me into screwing around, watching weird videos, or going out.
  18. I’m always  having to rush off to class (school pick-up) because I’ve pushed leaving the house until the last minute. Again.
  19. I’m driving a 10-year-old car.
  20. I wish my mom would come over and help me clean out my closet. And maybe take me shopping.

Twenty-five years later and life is still pretty much the same. I’m not sure whether to laugh, cry, or go try to buy beer with the hope that I’ll get carded.

Because really, that’s the only thing that’s definitely changed.

20 Things in my Life that are (Almost) EXACTLY the Same as when I was in College

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16 Comments… add one

AlwaysARedhead March 27, 2014, 7:08 pm

I hear you dear, though the one thing that has changed for me/us, we owe more money because we had kids! Okay, I wouldn’t change anything, but winning the lottery would really help right now.
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Tammy March 27, 2014, 8:48 pm

Sadly, that’s true! I was going to argue with you because, you know, broke college student, but it doesn’t compare to now, does it!

The AnimatedWoman March 27, 2014, 11:14 pm

Pretty much the same over here, but I\’d add that I still hardly sleep at night and can\’t wake up in the morning.

Tammy March 28, 2014, 9:46 pm

Or we stay up until all hours of the night and sleep until noon, right?
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Cheryl S March 28, 2014, 11:45 am

We totally live parallel lives. Scary.

Tammy March 28, 2014, 9:46 pm

As usual.

Andrea March 29, 2014, 8:31 am

Love it! I still can’t do my hair, leave my room in sweats thinking it is acceptable, and borrow my roommates’ clothes!

Tammy March 30, 2014, 1:24 pm

Haha! I borrow my roommate’s clothes too. And I don’t even ask.

Tamatha March 29, 2014, 10:44 pm

I can add a few, since I now live in an apartment: 21) can hear my neighbor fighting or having sex (can’t tell which) 22) don’t want to carry groceries up flight of stairs so don’t go shopping; 23) feel guilty all the time for not using the dorm (apartment gym) because it is so close and instead am eating half a box of cheeze-its on my couch at 10:30 because I can; and 24) worried no boy will ever like me because I now suddenly have acne

Tammy March 30, 2014, 1:24 pm

Okay, that was really good. Clearly I should’ve consulted you for this.

Sonia LifeLoveHiccups March 31, 2014, 5:45 am

what a classic – I still use a hair brush as a microphone, am crap at blowdrying hair and overthink wayyyy too much. Thanks for linking up with Bron and I for Weekend Rewind x

Tammy March 31, 2014, 9:37 am

Love the Weekend Rewind and Maxabella. And I over think just about everything.

InnerChick April 2, 2014, 1:40 pm

Comin’ over from Vidya’s blog.
You. Are. HILAREOUS!!!!!!

Tammy April 2, 2014, 2:32 pm

Thanks! I love Vidya! So glad you came over.
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Andrea April 5, 2014, 10:14 am

I never thought about how much life hasn’t changed after having kids. I think you’re onto something here, and I’m off to find my bin full of half-shirts and scrunchies.
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Tammy April 6, 2014, 1:20 pm

Oh god. The scrunchies. And I’ve never had good enough abs to pull off a half-shirt, even in college. So at least you’ve got that!
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