(If my computer wasn't completely ruined, I would post a picture of my 16 year old self in an afro wig)
I am old.
I found that out in 2 ways.
1. I just realized that the kids that I worked with my first year as a school psychologist are IN HIGH SCHOOL right now. Granted they were in 4/5th grade and are only now in 9th grade, but they are still IN HIGH SCHOOL. crap. When did that happen?
2. Teenagers at the McDonalds drive through annoy me.
Last Tuesday after yoga I decided to get a hot fudge sundae from McDonalds (a. I'm pregnant b. those things are good c. I saw a picture of frozen yogurt earlier that day and I'm very impressionable right now).
Ahead of me in the drive through was a car full of OBNOXIOUS teenagers. They were being annoying, talking with accents, confusing the poor McDonalds worker, honking their horns, changing their order and just being hellions.
It was 9:15pm and despite my "zen" state, these kids were annoying.
I came home and cried to John- when did I become that old person that finds teenagers annoying? I was that teenager. I was that annoying teenager. For goodness sakes, we spent most Saturday nights at the McDonalds drive thru ordering a 4 piece chicken nuggets, dousing them in fifty packets of sweet and sour sauce, while wearing afro wigs and while being obnoxious in the eyes of everyone within a 50 foot radius.
I mean seriously, we put pom poms on our head and thought we were cool. I (and three of my nearest and dearest high schol friends) am the star of at least 15 homemade music videos to the tune of TLC's waterfalls and we spent 99% of the winter doing donuts in the bowling alley parking lot. It's not cool that I find these kids annoying, when I did that same exact crap.
Seriously, I think/feel that I was just 16. Then I realize that basically, I was sixteen a little less than HALF MY LIFETIME ago.
So.. while I can't promise that I won't find these kids annoying. I will promise to smile when I hear them talk with a crappy Shakespearean accent (because you know they were probably reading Macbeth in English class earlier) while ordering chicken nuggets because I was there and I know how cool it is to be a teenager.