Advantages of Being an Adult and Being a Child

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Melanie Montez
Eng 101
10/20/2012
Mr.Schlittner
Compare and Contrast Essay

Advantages of being a child vs being an adult.

The advantages of being a child are easy enough to say that it will be a lot simpler than being an adult. Growing up you always wanted to be an adult and all the freedom that comes with being an adult. Being a child, you have your parents there every day to help you to adjust in the world. You also have all of your siblings there to fight or argue and then make up after your done, that always made your mom upset that you were always fighting with each other and then there goes the time when your mom will make you do this holding hands thing until you guys can get along. There is always cartoons on in the morning befrore you get up and go play outside. You can eat cereal three times a day and not ever be tired of it and you can also play in the mud without even caring if you got dirty. The birthday parties were always more fun too.

Being a child had its disadvantages too, you would have to go to sleep early and have to be up in the morning to go to school. There is the doctors appointments that your mom never told you about, and when you get into the doctors office the doctor pulls out this big humungous needle and sticks it in your arm. Your mom used to tell you that it was good for you and it will make you not get sick, then when your arm is in pain you think she is telling you a lie from your parents and basically their undevided attention and think as a child "wow that

would be fun and great." It is a daily routine being a child; getting up to go to school,

shower, breakfast, lunch money, a ride to school and to see your friends and learn for

the day. Not worrying about all those grown up things that adults do to survive and to

do right by trying to survive and take care of children so they do not have a life most

children do not get to have. You would have to worry only about friends, siblings and

having the best time as a child. At the end of the day you would have dinner made for

you and only have to worry about doing all these things all over again the next day.

When you are an adult your day would start by waking up in the early morning

thinking about how you will spend the day. Well of course in some cases you will have

children so automatically there is responsibilities that has to be taken care of and that will

the start of the day. Of course being and adult comes with a lot of responsibility.

Growing up; schools and parents would teach you that being an adult comes with a lot of

responsibility; so of course the day would start off by waking up to think of how you

would take care of the family today. Even if it is just to make them food or give them a

ride to school. In order to be a responsible adult you would have to find ways to provide

for yourself and your children. These things do not come in books either because I

looked. They are not as easy as you think it is. You will have these people depending

on you to do the best and to get them the things they need.

As a child you would get to experience many things such as vacations, friends,

allowence, and some kids; even though they would not be able to experience a vacation

they would still have those child hood memories that one day their children will want to

hear and know about. Think of how it would make a parent feel if they cannot give

their child a vacation. Parents just do not come across vacations that easy. Something

a parent would have to do to get a child a vacation would be impossible. That is just one

of the things parents would have to think about. It would be more complicated than that

to be a great parent. There is also a lot of caring to consider when raising a child. You

have to consider the begining of the childs life and make sure you are parents who love

their children....
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