Top 10 Things You'll Miss When You're a Teenager

I am dealing with the fact that I'm growing up so I made this list.

The Top Ten

1 Your childhood

Sometimes, I yearn for the days of childhood, where I was clueless of the world around me, and didn't have a care in the world. As kids, we didn't give a damn about all the awful stuff in the world and only gave a damn about the monsters under the bed. Of course now, we are now aware of pretty much everything.

Childhood is a stage when we are really new to the world we are so innocent so gullible, or I should say so pure at that time. We hardly care about the hardships of life and that's why this phase becomes the best time of our life...

Yes, now a lot of annoying relatives have really high expectations on me, and I can't enjoy the same as when I was a child - styLIShT

You'll still have some, but most of it would pass.

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2 Having it easy in school

Actually I feel like the first like 6 years of school were by far the hardest.
You have to consider that, while the stuff you learn becomes more complex, you also got more knowledge and abilities to build on.
In the first years your brain is crammed with information you'll just have to learn by heart, the later years are more about applying what you've learned or forming an opinion based on what you know.

One minute your learning the ABC's and the colours of the rainbow, the next it's solving algebra and dissecting pig fetuses.

I wish my math homework could be 2+2=4 for once again. - Songsta41

Actually in my private middle school we have only 5 classes a day, free food, never have homework, don't need to do P.E. if we don't want to and teachers would do anything to raise your grade. Also no bullies here. I prefer being in school than home

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3 Not having periods

This list doesn't apply to me. I had my first period at 10 and 8 months and I started waxing before becoming a teenager. I have no responsibilities and I will stay a virgin, until I am married. My parents still do stuff for me and I was never skinny in my life. I never was into toys and I am still living in a childhood. I never was able to make friends until I was 11-13 years. I am 13 years old and fine right now with becoming a teenager.

At least I never have to have them! - Therandom

I miss those days where we could wear all the pretty underwear we wanted and not fear of getting it stained in red. - Pegasister12

Roll on, menopause! - Entranced98

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4 Being popular in your family

I got dethroned by my sister and cousins and I no longer get as much attention that I used to get as a toddler :(

5 Lots of presents
6 Opening presents on Christmas morning

I still get gifts for Christmas but we no longer wrap them.

7 Playing in Playgrounds

When I was little I can rock back and forth on those playground spring horses hard with no problems. Now whenever I get on them I risk breaking, falling off, or being thrown off of them due to being WAY over the weight limit no matter gentle I am.

8 Your metabolism

I dunno man, I've tried starving myself before and its terrible for you and your body. To be honest, I was being an damn idiot. If you're at a healthy weight, do yourself a favor and accept whatever the reflection is. Which IS easier said than done. - keycha1n

This is very true I am 13 and I have a metabolism that is naturally very high and I am very skinny but I do eat a lot actually because I'm a runner but don't think that I have anorexia or bulimia

So true! As a kid I can eat all the chocolate and desserts I want and NEVER had to worry about high blood sugar or weight gain. Now I have to carefully monitor everything that I eat. (I'm 26, by the way)

I tend to have the need to eat a lot and THEN, an ad about body care or whatever relating to bodies showed the "perfect body image". And that's when I thought "I regret eating all of the food" - MLPFan

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9 Recess

My first day in High School everybody was asking where the playground was. They shocked us saying:we don't have one.

I still have recess!

In college you get breaks sometimes.

In UK still have school breaks in Secondary school. Break a rule sneak out of the school, or just stay on the grounds which isn't a playground just hang out, or just go library.

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10 Your toys

I used to play with my Hot Wheels set but I have outgrown it and now I make YouTube Poops.

Eh, I still have a few of my toys... They're just in the attic.

I love my toys and I'm 101

I still have my game Gear but it no longer works well :(

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The Contenders

11 Your hairless body

I know who put on hairless body that sucks bo!

I wish I had no leg hair. It's really annoying - PizzaGuy

Actually almost everything that went with the puberty - djeidi123

Lol you don't see real man to cry like
-My hairless body

12 Your virginity

What the heck?!? You're crazy if you think I'm going to loose this when I'm a teenager. Is it...NORMAL for teens to have these types of relationships? If it is, what has this world come to. This is why I want to kill myself. ARE THERE ANY GOOD PEOPLE LEFT IN THE WORLD?!? When I'm a teenager, I don't care if every single kid in my school is doing that...thing. I will NEVER EVER NEVER do this until I'm married. (This is why I'm not normal and made fun of. Whenever I hear about teens having sexual intercourse, I make fun of them, no offense.) - RockFashionista

I totally agree with you, but you shouldn't kill yourself. You're an amazing person. - Turkeyasylum

Even though I'm in a relationship, I'm in no particular hurry to lose mine. - PetSounds

If me and my next girlfriend are both in love, and are ready for it, we'll lose our virginity.(I would wait for a year) - Therandom

Oh.. okay then - kawaiitohru

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13 Your innocence

Circumstances forced me to grow up way too fast. Enjoy it while it lasts, because you can never get it back. - PetSounds

Kinda. I curse and chill too much. You can still be innocent because I see some 11th Grade girls that are pretty innocent. - AlphaQ

I miss the days when I didn't know how cruel and unfair of a place the world is... - Atham

I still have this.

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14 Riding coin operated rides

When I was little I fit in the little carousels and was small enough to ride the horses. Now I am too big for the carousels and even though I still fit on the horses I have gotten kicked off a few of them for "being over the weight limit"

15 Your parents doing stuff for you

So true I'm 13 and my mom has me do most of the cleaning when I'm home but she doesn't always cook for me but she knows that I'm capable of cooking for myself and I also cook for both of us when we are home

When I was little my parents did everything for me. I'm now 26 and they expect me to work my butt off for everything.

Laundry, Cooking, housework, cleaning things, dishes, vacuuming, the list goes on...

My mom still cooks for me, but my dad let's me cook my own food

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16 Your old responsibilities
17 Your old friends

Yes,because at this point of time when we have so much of things to explore and so much to learn, each time we have a partner in crime with us and he/she becomes a part of the memories we possess for our experiences
So of-course a time will come when those friends will only be there in those memories so they will be missed...!

My friends from 5th grade were the best.

I will silently cry when my bffs and super hot crush leave me...

18 Asking to play

When you asked to play instead of to hang out or "chill."

19 Sleeping on the sofa and magically waking up in bed
20 Kid's Meals

Also free toy!

Come on. Free dessert, fun menus, and now I can't do that anymore without getting shunned or embarrased.

21 Middle School

When you become a teenager you are in the middle of Middle School - Jake09

Not in my town because I'll be in junior high.

I’m in this horrid school, and I know I certainly won’t miss it.

22 Riding rocking horses

I had a toddler-sized wooden rocking horse that I rode often as a kid but I broke it when I tried to ride it as a teenager.

23 Watching the macy's parade

I still watch the parade but don't get overly excited over the balloons anymore.

24 Trying to stay up till midnight on new year's eve

I now try to stay up till 3AM on NYE to watch all the performances on T.V.. (My parents force me to go to bed before they are all over)

25 Being able to do stupid things and not getting in trouble for them

When I was little I punched a window in a fit of rage and my parents did get mad at me but they forgave me quickly. Now whenever I punch a stuffed animal in a fit of rage my parents yell at me like I've committed a horrible crime.

26 Looking forward to going back to school

Little kids view going back to school as having fun and play with friends. We older kids view it as going back to 10 months of being tortured with loads of work and mean teachers.

27 Being as loud as you want

When you were little, people find it cute whenever you scream. If you scream as teenager, they now find you very annoying.

28 Being able to swear without getting in trouble
29 Making a huge mess and not having to clean it up
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