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

That's true, things in my childhood is what I'll miss a lot in my teenage years. - SpinelliFan

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

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

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.

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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

When your homework was like: "Draw your pet"...

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3 Not having periods

Only if you're a girl. I don't know why it's added on the list. Boys will probably get confused about that. - SpinelliFan

Roll on, menopause! - Entranced98

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.

Lol. I agree.

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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 Recess

If the Recess characters are in their teenage years, then they'll probably miss Recess very much. - SpinelliFan

I never got Recess starting in 6th grade. - SpinelliFan

In college you get breaks sometimes.

I still have recess!

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9 Your metabolism

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 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

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

I love my toys and I'm 101

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The Contenders

11 Your hairless body

I know who put on hairless body that sucks bo!

Actually almost everything that went with the puberty - djeidi123

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

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

12 Your virginity

Teen Mom

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

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13 Your innocence

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

I still have this.

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

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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

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.

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

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

My friends from 5th grade were the best.

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...!

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 Watching the macy's parade

What the hell is that?

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

22 Looking forward to going back to school

I never did this - sadical

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.

23 Being able to swear without getting in trouble

I swear a lot!

24 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.

25 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.

26 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)

27 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.

28 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.

29 Making a huge mess and not having to clean it up
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