Childhood is over when….
High School starts, or so we’ve learnt this last week or so.
He went a kid, returned a few hours later as ‘Kevin the Teenager’ only he’s only 11.
And he’s lost all our spoons somehow.
He also told me today about he had to take TWO bags to school and how he had to carry them ALL DAY! I’ve seen Vietnam vets with two thousand yard stares talk in less horrowing terms about their days in ‘the shit’.Posted 5 months agouser-removedMember
jonnyboi – Member
You get bullied for the first time, and realise that adults would rather you kept quiet than give them problems to deal with,
Not sure if that was aimed at me but it seems likely. I’m not a perfect dad by any means but the shock of hearing a very small person say a word which stw won’t let me type is intense.
Believe me, you don’t react rationally in the way you might if they threw their carrot sticks at the cat.
My own grandad did the same to me for uttering the sinful word, “damn” but I still loved him once I got over my (small) self.Posted 5 months agolotsroadMember
Your Dad says let’s go for a game of rounders with your mates on Sunday and you say Yes, then get cold feet because you realise your second year at secondary school soon and its not cool for you to be seen playing rounders with your Dad anymore in front of your ‘bezzy mates’. So you go quiet, and then start crying because you don’t want to let him down but you don’t want to lose cred at school. Then he gets it out of you and he say’s it’s ok, but you can tell something’s changed for you both. Last of the summer wine.Posted 5 months agoMalvern RiderMember
Mine was over when I received first ‘grown-up’ bike at 11yrs. First outing – rode it to the park minding own business, decided (stupidly) to climb a tree, resting bike on ground below me. Some lads turned up, didn’t recognise them, so probably from another school. They seemed to think that both me and my bike would look better dented by a good old-fashioned stoning. It was difficult to exit the tree because of flying stones but I finally dropped and fled, all I could think of was removing my new bike from the situation/ further damage.
You first begin to grow up when you realise that:
1. Now you have to pick yourself up
2. Other humans will knock you down so as to give themselves a ‘pick-up’.Posted 5 months ago
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