In honour of ‘Freaky Friday’, where a teenager & mother swap bodies, mum and I have decided to write a list of things we swore we would never do as teenagers. Considering I am a teenager, I’ll write my list as I feel today and mum is writing a list of things she said she would never do at my age but got it wrong.
Here is my list of Freaky Friday – teenager & mother things that I, at this stage of my life anyway, will never do.
- Smoke a cigarette. This is something that I am determined to stick to just because I have seen just how disgusting the side effects are on TV. Plus, after extensive research nearly every year at school, I definitely don’t want to inhale 60 different cancer causing products.
- Take drugs. Any sort of illegal drug absolutely repulses me. I can never even think for a moment of deliberately harming my brain, as it is my biggest asset. I don’t even want to smoke weed because I know that you can get hooked and I don’t want to spend all my money on drugs, I have better things to buy.
- Drop out of high school. This is not happening. Period.
- Not go to university. At this stage, uni is something that I really want to do. By the time I am at the point where I can start uni I will have already done 13 years of school, what is another 4 or so?
- Ride a motorbike. I don’t know what it is about motorbikes that really freaks me out but there is something that seriously deters me from getting on the back of one. I don’t think I would really be comfortable sitting on an exposed machine that would be so easy to topple over.
- Become overweight. This is something that I would really like to avoid. However, out of everything on this list, it is the most out of my control. As much as I don’t care to admit it, I know I can’t stay the way I look right now but I definitely want to avoid being overweight.
When I was 15 years old, I thought I had everything all sorted out. My Freaky Friday teenager & mother list are things I swore I would never do but now I do it all the time.
- Say lame jokes like my mum use to do. It was embarrassing as a kid but somehow I can’t help but say them. EG: “Oh who fluffed? It couldn’t be me as mine smell like roses.”
- I was obsessed ( and still am) with beautiful high heels. I swore I would never be one of those old ducks who wear flats when they go out. Well, sadly, I am one of those old ducks (not all the time) who chooses comfort over style.
- As a teenager, I had 20/20 vision and use to look at people and question their choice in glasses. Why wouldn’t you either wear contacts or have an operation to sort out your vision? Since then, my eye sight has gone down hill dramatically and I love wearing my glasses. They are funky and make me feel smart. I have contacts but often I forget to take them out, bad memory loss as I have aged.
- I never needed to wear makeup to feel pretty as a teen. Well hasn’t that changed. Now the only way I feel attractive is with makeup on. I don’t wear makeup every day but when I do wear it, I feel younger and more attractive.
- I swore I would never buy fashion from a budget shop like Target. What was I thinking back then? Of course I now buy from these shops, with 4 kids, a husband and a dog – my choices can be limited. Jimmy Choos – who needs them.
- I was deep on the dieting wheel at 15 years old, so I assumed I would be dieting my entire life. Happily, I grew out of dieting and began to love my body for what it is worth.
Happy Friday everyone.
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