Lately, I’ve been cheesed off with my age. Oh and before anyone who knows me says “Why are you complaining? You’re sixteen in two months!” Yeah? Well right now, I’m fifteen, so shush and let me rant. It’s not the age that’s annoying but the way I’m treated. I’m supposedly too old to have ‘fun’ and when I try to act mature I get told that I’m ‘growing up too fast’ so when I’m told to ‘act my age’ I honestly don’t know how to respond. I don’t know about you, but I’m confused.
I get told that I’m too old to like Disney (though if you’re a good friend of mine you know fully well that fifteen or one hundred and fifteen, I’m going to like Disney no matter what), Miley Cyrus, Christmas (I don’t get that one, either) and other things like that. Though, I get told I’m too young to like Elvis Presley, Queen, smoking (I don’t like it and I never will. To me, it’s pretty pointless but I’m just putting it here because well because I said, okay?), drinking (ditto this) and all that. So, what am I meant to like?
Another thing that confuses me is when we book holidays (it might seem random right now, but keep reading and it might make some sense to you.) because now that I’m over 12, I’m classed as an adult but if I were to go into a club and order an alcohol beverage and light up a fag (again, I wouldn’t do that. I’m just making a point.) I’d get kicked out because I’m too young! Well, surely I should still be classed as a child, then?
Apparently, I’m mature for my age, though I don’t really know how. I guess it’s because I take my future seriously or something? Or possibly because the majority of my friends are older than me and I get on with them more than my friends that are younger than me. Anyway, that’s what people say I am but when I try to act mature, I get told that I’m trying to grow up too quickly, but then, if I hang out with my friends from school like Josie (I said her because she likes getting mentioned) and have a funny five minutes and mess around, I get told to grow up. I honestly don’t know how to act anymore because whatever I do, I get told that it’s wrong and I’m acting too old or too young for my age.
I guess what I’m trying to say is that whatever I do, I get judged because I’m not a little kid anymore but I’m not old enough to be an adult yet. I just wish that people would just think a little about us teenagers who are caught in between leaving our childhood and getting ready to become an adult and just decide on how they are going to treat us because I’m pretty sure that I’m not the only one that thinks this. If anyone knows how I’m meant to be treated, please let me know because I don’t know what others expect me to act like without being told off for not ‘acting my age’.