Growing up can be a challenge. While we have to grow up (life literally doesn’t give us an option), how we do so is entirely up to us. We can do so responsibly, or we can fight like hell every step of the way. Generally, it’s the latter because who wants to actually buy a suit and pay taxes? Ewww.

Most of us don’t truly grow up in the sense that we’re fully functioning adults. We just fake it ‘til we make it.

“Who says we have to grow up?” – Walt Disney

Walt had it right. He created theme parks that let us put on Mickey ears and walk around playing with lightsabers and dreaming of being Disney princesses. We can eat ice cream, popcorn, and candy apples all day without even thinking of cavities. Because cavities don’t exist when you’re at Disney, right?

Unfortunately, we can’t wander theme parks all day, every day. Instead, we have to learn how to act like adults in public throughout Sherman Country. We can’t throw temper tantrums because our favorite yogurt isn’t on sale at the grocery store or the restaurant we go to is out of our favorite beer.

Temper tantrums are excusable when you’re three. When you have them at forty-three, people start to look at you a little strangely.

So, growing up is simply something we have to do. Even if we only do it for certain aspects of life.



Growing Up…Have You Done It Yet?

There’s no age that automatically means you’ve grown up. Some of us mature faster than others. However, there are usually a few signs that tell us that we’re suddenly an adult.

Not sure if you’ve grown up? We have a checklist for you to review:

  • You have more food than beer in the fridge (and it’s not expired)
  • 6 AM is your wake-up time not your bedtime
  • Your favorite songs play in elevators
  • Your car insurance finally goes down only for car payments to go up
  • You drink at home rather than going out
  • You complain about your back hurting
  • You decide to make investments in your future
  • You start shopping for a pole barn rather than parking everything outside

If you’re looking at this list and wondering why you’ve agreed to everything, sorry. You’re old. But that doesn’t have to be a bad thing. It just means that you’ve finally outgrown your childhood. Whether you still act like a child or not, that’s up to you.

As Cindy Gerard once said, “Growing old is mandatory. Growing up is optional.”


Being an Adult is the Dumbest Thing I’ve Ever Done

I’ve done a lot of dumb things. Luckily, most of it was done before social media was a thing. However, I had a mother with a Polaroid camera who was quite eccentric with photo-taking. This means that I have plenty of photos that are incriminating.

I’ve dressed up as dumb things for Halloween. I’ve done dumb things to friends.

But the dumbest thing has to be becoming an adult.

For the longest time, I was in such a hurry to grow up. Now, I have to work 40 hours a week, pay taxes, and grocery shop. I have to plan meals and be responsible for little humans.

Son you outgrew my lap, but never my heart

Who was supposed to warn me about these things because I have a bone to pick with them!

Seriously. The money that I have spent on doing adult things because this is what society told me that I had to do is significant.

Of course, I’ve also wasted quite a bit of money in an effort to fight becoming an adult. Vacations, booze, ATVs, and the list goes on. Now, I don’t regret any of that money. However, it adds up to quite a bit, and I have to figure out where to hide some of my toys when my “adult” friends come over. They couldn’t possibly understand why I have so many toys strewn around the house, especially if I can’t blame my kids for them. So, it’s time I be an adult yet again and start exploring some kind of barn or garage or shed. I’ve heard a few things about quality erections…

Growing up

Go on, Be an Adult

As an adult, there are things you have to do to be responsible. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t have fun in the process.

Take a look at us at Sherman Pole Buildings. We still talk about quality erections like we’re 12. We’re serious about our erections, but it doesn’t mean we can’t laugh about the process a bit.

When you have a lot of vehicles or equipment, you need to have proper storage for it all.

When you have a business, you need a durable building.

When you want a place to escape from your family, you may want a she shed.

And when you want an amazing place to live with your family, you need a house.

You don’t stop laughing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop laughing. — George Bernard Shaw

A pole barn can be built to meet all of your needs. Of course, you don’t have to call it a pole barn. Call it an ag building, a barn, a she shed, or even a barndominium.

It doesn’t really matter what you call it. What matters is that you’re mature enough to know it while still fun enough to refer to it as a quality erection.

When you’re in Sherman Country, there’s really only one place to call when you want to start acting like an adult and are ready to build a steel building that is capable of lasting. Here at Sherman Pole Buildings, we have over 40 years of experience with craftsmanship. We build quality structures that can be used for any purpose.

With a bit of our help, we’ll let you continue acting like a child. However, to the outside world, you’ll look like a fully functioning adult because you will have built an incredible structure on your property.

Go ahead and give us a call. It may be the first adult-ish move you make.