I don’t like getting older, but who does? Lately it’s become very apparent that I’m transitioning into an actual adult and it really frightens me. I know we are technically ‘adults’ when we turn 18, but I think we really become adults during certain events. For the most part my life hasn’t changed in years, I thought I was an adult when I moved into my own place- but since then I’ve had the same friends, job and done the same things almost every day. Lately little things are changing- Birthday celebration at a bar or club are turning into brunches. I’m being invited to baby showers, weddings and house warming parties and my friends and I are even planning a trip to Mexico as a last hurrah.
I get more calls to babysit on a Friday night than I do to go out, it’s really depressing. Furthermore, I recently applied to go back to school and found that I’m so old, my parents income is no longer a factor when it comes to loans. There’s just too much to think about and not enough time to do anything!
I was asked to babysit last minute a few days ago and normally it’s no problem! I have a play carpet, soft wood tiles, some toys and lots of Disney movies- so I’m always prepared. But just like us adults, sometimes we need an upgrade. It might be time to start looking at other softwood flooring alternatives for my house. The soft wood flooring is ideal as trade show flooring, but I’m thinking our lightweight wrestling mats will be a good alternative as the kids get older. The smaller sizes come in one piece and with slotted backing, can be rolled up and stored easier than the tiles. Also, since this mat is intended for wrestling, the foam is more dense and the surface is a lot more durable. Not to mention it can be made with microban protection, so all those little germies we’re concerned about won’t be a problem.