Growing up, one of the things I’ve had to deal with the most has got to be questions about my age. ‘How are you fifteen? ‘ ‘There is no way you can be fourteen and have this much beard”B*tch please, you ain’t sixteen’. Name it, I’ve heard it. Somedays it’s very annoying, other days I find It flattering. Like once, someone I was chatting with said ‘How can you be sixteen and this fine? ‘ P. S Does Age affect looks?
I was born on the 27th of September 1999, I wasn’t good with Math back in secondary school but I think that means I’m seventeen. Right? I started growing facial hair when I was twelve, if you think I’m lying my mum, classmates and all can testify. I started growing hair down there even much earlier. So let’s just say my body and my age Barely collaborate, and I have to admit it was pretty cool seeing how I was among the only ones in my class that had facial hair popping, I still think I’m one of those with the most facial hair. The rest are still pretty patchy. I find it pretty cool how I can walk into a place and people will be like ‘Hey, boss’ ‘Hey, chairman’ because I look like am some huge guy. 😂. But I’ve also had annoying moments with it like
Yesterday, when my mum went shopping- because she does all.my shopping, she came back home with a pair of track pants which I’ve been wanting since forever, but when I wore it, I discovered it was a bit snug. So we- my mum and I, went back to the shop and when the shop owner saw me. She said ‘Na this old man, you dey buy that small. Piking Cloth for? ‘ (So, it’s this old man you are buying that small child’s clothe for ‘ And she was very loud, I felt very embarrassed because there were alot of other people there. Eventually, the lady started asking my mother if she is my aunty or sister. That how can she give birth to an old man like me?
Mbok (That means please, I think) this lady is my mother not my sugar mummy, aunty, sister or what ever you think she is ooo.
Here are a Few things to get straight about my age-
1) I’m seventeen years old, and yes, i shave weekly cause otherwise I’ll have an overdose of fuzz, not because I want More beard. And no, I never got the pleasure of praying for beards or using catalyst for it.
2) Yes, she is my mother not my sugar mummy and what not. You calling me her boyfriend is creepy.
3) If you really want to know, I got admitted into Secondary school at age Nine that’s why I left early.
4) I didn’t eat poultry feed, that’s not why I’m ‘overgrown’. So stop referring to me as an ‘overgrown fowl’ that’s creepy.
5) I stopped wearing teenager’s range of clothes when I was thirteen/fourteen. Now I wear Men extra large, and I use shoes to control my foot size.
6) I’m not a replacement for my dad. You’ll be surprised at how insensitive Nigerians can be, they’ll tell you that ‘Don’t worry na, you have this big son what do you need the man for? ‘ FYI, I’m the son not the father. There is alot of difference.
7) I may look older, but I’m not. I’m still just seventeen years Old. So before you tell me to behave my age. Try to know what my age is.
8) Why will I fake my age? I remember when I was In Poly, someone actually told me that ’15’-my age back then, was my official age. And I was like ‘Really? ‘
I really love the fact that I look older though, but Nigerians make it Annoying sometimes. I love how I can walk up to someone and tell them I’m twenty and they’ll believe me without batting an eye. It’s really something I’m very happy about.
So any overgrown teenagers out there? Anyone with some thing to share? Tell me in the comments down below!! And who else isn’t entirely in the Christmas spirit? But am still waiting for some of my Christmas Things to happen.
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