My birthday is coming up soon and
I’ll be turning 13. I’m throwing a party and everything, but I just can’t get
excited. I love being a tween! I don’t think I’m ready or the responsibility that comes
with being a teenager. I’m worried I’ll have to be serious all the time. Can you help me
Growing up can be hard, babe, but that
doesn’t mean it’s not fun and exciting. Being a kid has it’s perks, but so does being
a tween and a teen and an adult! Sure, you might get more chores…but you might also get
more allowance. Plus, the older you are, the more people will be willing to give you a
job. Hello, shopping spree! And OK, school is getting harder…but you’ll be learning about
cool things that will be way-useful in the years to come.
To get excited for your big birthday,
you need to start looking forward to all of the things you’ll be able to do as you grow
older instead of missing the things you think you’ll be leaving behind.
And from one chica to another, here’s
a secret: We never stop being kids. Sure, we might not go to middle school anymore or get
away with pinning the naughty things we did on our sibs, but we still have a ball. We
can still have a blast at Disney World or opt for skipping instead of walking (Hey, if
Kate Middleton can do it, so can we!). Growing up does mean giving up the things you used
to love. It means finding more things to embrace.
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BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 6/11/2011 8:00:00 AM
POSTED IN life, advice