Every teenager has witnessed something an adult does, and thought "I'm NEVER going to do that when I'm older." And maybe they don't . . . but a lot of the time, they grow up . . . and they end up doing it anyway.
There's a thread online where people are sharing examples. Like . . .
1. Birdwatching . . . "I used to think it was the WORST way someone could spend their time . . . but 20 years later and I'm obsessed with birds."
2. Gardening . . . "Growing up, working in the garden was a punishment."
3. Giving up on creativity. One person said that as a kid, they wanted to be an artist, and insisted they'd NEVER get a job working for The Man. And well . . .
4. Stop liking new music. Now, they just listen to music they liked growing up.
5. Going to bed early . . . voluntarily.
6. Telling your kid, "Because I said so." Another person added, "I thought I'd never say 'While you live under my roof, you live by my rules.' And I just said it to my 17 year old."
7. Owning a minivan.
8. Eating broccoli . . . and actually enjoying it.
9. Getting a dog . . . and putting clothes on it. (???)
10. One person said, "Get married" . . . after, as a kid, always wanting to live the single life. Another said, "Be single" . . . after always planning on being settled down with a partner, a house in the country, and a bunch of kids. (Both people are HAPPY with the way things turned out, by the way.)
11. The "get off my lawn" thing . . . "I used to think it was silly that people cared about their lawn so much. I am now obsessed with manicuring my lawn."
12. And one person said they never thought they'd be doing EVEYTHING they're doing now. They said, "I grew up Mormon, so . . . you know."