Growing up sucks. I wish we didn't have to grow up, because when you grow up everybody is always expecting you to try ten times as hard and never mess up. As you get older you have more responsibilities and alot more people look up to you. A lot of the time I wish That I could have stayed eight forever, so that I wouldn't constantly have to be making sure I didn't mess anything up, because when your older it seems that someone is always there waiting to criticize you every time you do even the smallest thing wrong. Teachers start telling you to forget stuff that's Been nailed into your head since kindergarten, so that you can do it a way that's harder, you have to work out some things that other people have helped you with before on your own , and sometimes I just want to sit down and cry. Added to that I have to worry about getting surgery. That's going to take a huge chunk out of my life , i mean, I'm not going to be able to do gym for a year, and I'm going to be off school for a month or more so I'm going to miss a lot if things, and my internal organs will be all messed up because they will have more room to go where they're supposed to go. All in all I don't really want to grow up but if I don't grow up I'll never get to drive a car, or get a job, or go to high school or university , or become a teacher like I want to. If you don't grow up, you miss out on a lot of new things, but if you do, your not supposed to do something's anymore, but you get to do new ones.