Growing up is a funny thing.
One minute you’re wearing your sassiest combat trousers, light-up trainers and PowerPuff Girls t-shirt; then the next, you’re worrying about growing out your side fringe and deciding which carrier bag you’ll use to put your PE kit in (mine was a new look bag btw).
We all have our own experiences growing up, but more often than not many of us will experience the same things that we can all relate to.
These can range from being told you have to wear braces to stressing out about what your prom dress is going to look like.
However, one of the very first for me was finding out that I had to wear glasses.
If you wore glasses growing up like me, or just want fancy a lil’ light-hearted read, take a look at 12 things you’ll probably be able to relate to. Enjoy.
1 – Having to deal with pretty much every bloomin’ person at school asking “can I try them on?”, as if they were some novelty toy from a happy meal.
2 – Then if you DID let that-random-girl from your Maths class try on your specs, you would get the usual interrogation that consisted of getting four fingers shoved in your face whilst being asked “how many fingers am I holding up? Can you see me?”
3 – Trying to come up with a different response every time someone felt the need to alert you that “YOU LOOK WELL DIFFERENT WITHOUT GLASSES”.
4 – Resisting the temptation to conjure up a sassy remark when someone says “omg how can you see through these??? They’re so strong!!!”
5 – Being mortified at the thought of your glasses getting smashed in your face during PE. Dodgeball? Tennis? No thanks.
6 – Absolutely buzzing when the optician told you that it was time to pick some new frames. Bright purple AND Bratz themed? Where do I sign?
7 – Feeling totally awks when you struggled to read past the second line at the opticians.
8 – The dread you felt in the pit of your stomach if you forget to bring your specs to school, praying that the teacher wouldn’t ask you to read something off the board.
9 – Going for an eye test and not being able to tell the difference between lens 1 or lens 2. THEY BOTH LOOK THE SAME OK?
10 – Not being able to even consider buying sunglasses.
11 – Constantly telling all your mates how you wish your glasses had windscreen wipers when walking through the rain. A+ for creativity.
12 – Secretly fist-pumping when you got a swanky new case for free with your new pair of glasses. Hashtag winning.
13 – Getting called “four-eyes” by some wind-up kid who thought they were the class comedian. 100 points for originality mate.
14 – Running around the house like an absolute maniac as you tried to find where you misplaced your glasses. Usually, they were then left somewhere obvious like on your bed.
15 – Going from buying the whole professional cleaning kit when you first got your glasses, to then just occasionally wiping them on your grubby t-shirt every once in a while.
Did you grow up wearing glasses? Furthermore, do you have any other ‘memories’ to share?