I’m not talking about big girls as in size. I’m talking about putting on your big girl pants and growing into a beautiful, confident, grown-ass woman. Typically this happens in your 20s and 30s — when you’re past the self-discovery stage and moving to a stage of perfecting and establishing that self to be really, really awesome. The Lady Scouts of America honor ladies accomplishing big girl moments by awarding them with badges. Really hilarious and yet extremely truthful badges, to be precise. Did I wear my bathing suit bottoms as underwear in my last laundry day and not care? Sadly, no, because I am not that clever. But if I did, I’d get a badge for it. Even though the “campfire girls for grown-ass women” have been thorough in their badge-giving, we’ve thought of a few more big girl moments that deserve some recognition.

P.S. I wrote this entire post from my iPhone due to a temporary computer shortage in the office. That deserves a badge. And a hand massage. And a really delicious piece of chocolate cake. Or an entire chocolate cake.

[Editor’s Note: That is true. And this is a good reason to get a chocolate cake for the office.]