Adulting & Puppies

Reference here for Urban dictionary’s meaning for adulting.

Sometimes things feel overwhelming. I get home from work and I just stop, relax, cozy up on the couch and watch TV or read a book. Today feels like one of those days where I feel like I’m in a slump and nothing important seems too demanding of my time to bother with, so I do a few and then check out for the evening to relax.

One thing I find relaxing is baking (not the dishes part) and part way through measuring out ingredients I am interrupted by something that demands my attention. The dogs found a package by the front door and were on full display tearing it apart in the backyard. So a little frazzled I finished my current measurement, slip on shoes, grab a coat, and use my superpower (we have a squeaker from an old toy) to trap the dogs in the house, and then proceed to pick up pieces of the packaging strewn across the yard.

Upon inspection, only one of two items got a bit damaged. So now I am debating if I need to order a new one… Oh well, this is life with dogs. Especially with a husky shepherd puppy. Jack is smart but gets bored and curious quickly, thus he tends to get into things he shouldn’t, like mail packages. The real kicker is that he makes it look fun so Emma joins in. Times like these I think he is a bad influence on Emma, but I love them both anyway.

Do you have trouble adulting somedays? Had you ever heard of “adulting” before today? Let me know in the comments below. Also if you have any advice on how to prevent Jack from destroying stuff please let me know.



4 Comments Add yours

  1. CIndy says:

    Never heard of adulting before. Does this “Exclusively used by those who adult less than 50% of the time.” part of the definition mean that people that “adult” less than 50% of the time are the only ones that use the term? Those putting up fencing for dogs might take into account where packages will be left.


    1. Gwenlynn says:

      It is probably more of the younger generation using the term “adulting”. Yeah, I think I need to get better at checking the front door for packages when I get home and do so before I let the puppies out.


  2. CJ says:

    Hi, Gwenlynn! I’m slowly catching up on my email. I haven’t met Jack, so I’m not sure how big he is yet. You might consider putting a stool or large box he can’t get into with a note “for deliveries.” Plus, sign up for tracking/delivery notices – both UPS and FedEx have them – and they will email or text you when a package is delivered so you can retrieve it promptly.

    Cindy M ________________________________


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