As a child, adulthood looks like an endless party where no one ever tells you what to do. And then you actually hit adulthood and you begin to realize that this party kind of sucks because you have to pay for the party favors (and beverages), and the pinatas are all filled with bills and disappointment, and if you want to keep the party going you have to do things like exercise and eat your vegetables. And maybe that wouldn’t be so bad if your expectations hadn’t been so radically wrong. These are 20 adulthood truths that we wish someone had shared with us sooner, but now that we’re here all we can do is nod our head and chuckle because they are so freaking accurate.

19 Adulthood Truths We Wish Someone Had Shared With Us Sooner

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May is a stay-at-home mom who writes to keep her kids in shoes and video games. She's a former high school English teacher and an avid follower of pop culture.