Truths About The Weekend You’ll Only Understand If You’re Over 27

It’s inevitable that as we grow older, things will change. The ways we spend our spare time will differ, our friends will come and go, we will start working on different kinds of jobs, and our lives will reflect that.

One of the places it’s easiest to look and see change is in how you spend your weekend. You’ll notice a huge shift in how you like to spend your weekends as you get older.

You’ll Find Yourself Making Excuses To Eat What You Want

After you spent the whole week being good about your eating habits and going to the gym, you can now spend the next two days eating and drinking whatever kinds of junk food you want.

Tweet: Sunday carbs don't count. Those are the Lord's carbs and he wants you to be happy.
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Photo Credit: Instagram / @mytherapistsays

You Look Forward To Your HGTV Marathons

Maybe it isn’t HGTV, but it will be something that you used to think was so stupid in your younger, more foolish years. Now you can’t wait to get home and watch a Netflix show about cleaning up.

a tweet about loving HGTV
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Photo Credit: Twitter / @females

It Will Actually Seem Crazy That You Used To Go Do Things

You might catch yourself reflecting on the times in your life when it was fun to go out two nights in a row and only get three hours of sleep. You don’t recognize that person anymore.

Tweet: 20s: I can do anything I want, the world is my oyster 30s: standing here hurts my back
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Photo Credit: Twitter / @senderblock23

You Look Forward To Parts Of Your To-Do List

There is no better feeling than getting up on a Saturday and knowing that you have the whole day to get your life mildly pulled together. It’s a great feeling not having to rush through it all.

Tweet: You know you're old when you enjoy having a day off to do laundry, clean, and have a cup of tea without being rushed
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Photo Credit: Twitter / @annawotts

But Then The Existential Dread Will Kick In

Shouldn’t you be doing something more meaningful with your life? Why don’t you have hobbies that are actually interesting? When Netflix asks if you’re still there, you’re not sure what the answer is anymore.

Tweet: probably my favorite part of being an adult is all the anxiety I experience over working on projects I gave myself that no one else cares if I finish
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Photo Credit: Twitter / @Kristen_Arnett

No Matter What You Do, You Can’t Catch Up On Rest

For some reason, unknown to all, your body is against the concept of sleeping in. It’s the weekend, you have no plans, and yet your body is like WAKE UP, IT’S 7:30 IN THE MORNING!!!

Tweet: I thought I was just really tired but it's been five years so I guess this is how I look now
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Photo Credit: Twitter / @amydillon

That’s OK, Though, Because You Got Enough Sleep

Your wild Saturday night had you going to bed at a lovely 10 p.m., which is exactly what you were hoping for when you were dreaming about it all week. You got your snacks, your stories, you’re all set.

Tweet: Kind of getting into this whole
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Photo Credit: Twitter / @michaelianblack

At Some Point, You Get Resentful Of Your To-Do List

At first, you were totally stoked about getting it all done, but around halfway through the day on Saturday, you’ll wish that you didn’t have to do anything other than chill.

Tweet: so being an adult is just never ending chores?
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Photo Credit: Twitter / @duretti

Don’t Forget About Groceries

Getting groceries is a big part of the weekend grind. You have to get all the food you’re going to argue with yourself about needing to eat instead of going out during the week.

Tweet: One day you're not old and the next day you have a favorite grocery store
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Photo Credit: Twitter / @Contwixt

You Pretty Much Stick To Your Normal Sleep Schedule

Because you can do whatever you want, you know that doing nothing might be an option after you finished all your chores. As such, being home for the night on a Saturday is totally reasonable.

Tweet: The older I get, the earlier it gets late
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Photo Credit: Twitter / @CelebrityChez

Sometimes It Gets A Little Dark

The trick is keeping yourself busy enough that you don’t have time alone with your thoughts, which is just going to drag you down into a pit of oblivion there is no escape from.

Tweet: When parents say to kids
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Photo Credit: Twitter / @tastefactory

You’ll Leave The Hosue Sometimes

But when you do, it’s only very briefly, and then you spend the whole time you’re there thinking about reasons you can give to leave the party early. Eventually, you start just leaving without even saying goodbye.

Tweet: Used to sneak out of my house to go to parties, now I sneak out of parties to go to my house
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Photo Credit: Twitter / @diegxruixe

Two Days Stops Feeling Like Enough

So much so, you catch yourself thinking you would gladly work an extra two hours every day to be able to have a three-day weekend every weekend. You just have too much to do for two days.

Tweet: adulthood is wanting to cry for four days straight but not having the time
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Photo Credit: Twitter / @trvpsim

Any Time After 10 Is The Middle Of The Night

When someone makes plans, you assume that they mean meeting up for a drink at like 5 p.m., not 9 p.m., because you’ve got a date with a book and your bathtub that night.

a tweet about going out after 10pm
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Photo Credit: Instagram / @betches

Drinking Isn’t Worth It Anymore

You wake up feeling like garbage most days to begin with, so why make it worse for yourself? Drinking just loses its appeal and you no longer want to do it anymore.

Tweet: You know you're getting old when you wake up feeling hungover and you didn't even have anything to drink
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Photo Credit: Twitter / @SCbchbum

People Who Actually Have Weekend Plans Seem Crazy

How do they do it? It’s one of life’s greatest mysteries. Like how some people have flawless skin with no pores, or can eat whatever they want without gaining weight.

Tweet: I don't understand people who do things on weekends. You just did things all week. What's next, more things? That's how they get you
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Photo Credit: Twitter / @KevinFarzad

At Some Point, You Wonder If You Should Just Give Up

You worked hard keeping it together all week, so why not let go a little bit? You used to in your early 20s when you’d get blackout drunk on a Friday. Why can’t you do the same now with Oreos?

a tweet about eating Oreos for dinner
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Photo Credit: Twitter / @JonBaker

Things Just Don’t Hit The Same Anymore

Anytime you go and try and do something that recaptures the joys of your youth, it just feels like things you used to do for a reason. You understand you’ve moved past this.

Tweet: I've spent my whole adult life chasing the high of a scholastic book fair
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Photo Credit: Twitter / @Merman_Melville

As The Weekend Ends, You Start To Miss Simpler Times

Why didn’t we know what we had when we were children? The carefree days of literally having no responsibilities at all? We should be so lucky now to have that kind of life.

Tweet: Kids just want to be grown-ups, but all grown-ups want are snacks and naps
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Photo Credit: Twitter / @ramblinma

You Wish You Regreted It, But You Don’t

In fact, this will probably be how you spend next weekend and the one after that. Because this is your life now, and no one is going to make you feel bad about that.

Tweet: becoming older than 10 years old was the biggest mistake of my life
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Photo Credit: Twitter / @onherperiod