In her latest #Brooding column, Kathryn Jezer-Morton asks, “If we’re all cosplaying adulthood, who and where are the rea…

In her latest #Brooding column, Kathryn Jezer-Morton asks, “If we’re all cosplaying adulthood, who and where are the real adults?”

“As an adult, I’ve found myself often feeling out of place around my fellow parents, because parenthood, as it turns out, is a social environment where people usually want to model conventional behavior. While feeling like an interloper among the grown-ups might have felt hip and righteous in my dad’s day, it makes me feel like a tool. It does not make me feel like a ‘cool mom.’ In the privacy of my own home, I’ve got plenty of competence, but once I’m around other parents — in particular, ones who have a take-charge attitude — I often feel as inept as a wayward teen.

I’ve always assumed this was a problem unique to people who came from unconventional families. But I’m beginning to wonder if everyone feels this way and that adulthood is in fact a total mirage.”

Read more from @kjezermo’s latest at the link in bio.

Illustration by @texchures

(SOURCE) https://www.instagram.com/p/CzkL_MsvDDi

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