That would be when I applied for a checking account. I had to get one because we were gonna rent a parking space that required PDCs. When I finally got hold of my first checkbook I felt the rush of adulthood wave past me. Like I earned a level up badge in life. I didn’t feel this way when I moved out to live with my husband, not when we were starting to pay our own rent, our own car, not when we started paying our own bills, not when I got a credit card.
But a checkbook somehow made me feel like a legit grown up haha. I can’t explain it but maybe because it looks cool whenever I see my mom fill out checks? HAHA
Other times I feel like an adult is when I start tinkering with home repairs like installing a faucet, fixing a bidet, changing a receptacle, unclogging a p-trap. Stuff I would normally ask my dad for help hehe. But that’s regular grown up stuff I have to learn inevitably lol.
So yeah it’s a owning a checkbook for me!