Confessions of a 12-Year-Old Boy

Man! Why is everybody out to get me all the time? Can’t they just see that I wanna be left alone? All I wanna do is sit around and listen to Simple Plan, and cry about how hard my life is. Like you have NO idea what I’ve been through. The other day, my mom made me take out the garbage TWICE in one week. That’s ridiculous! Doesn’t she understand that she’s oppressing me? I feel like I’m suffocating in my own house. This sucks, man. One of these days, I’m going to run away! That’ll show them… right?

Like, I turn 13 next week, and, like, I think my life is just going downhill from here. My parents told me that I’m actually going to have to do something for my allowance? COMPLETE BULL****! (don’t let my mom know I said that, otherwise she’ll ground me for a week). Why am I being forced to do everything around the house all of a sudden? I can’t take this! I CAN’T TAKE THIS ANYMORE! Like why do girls never talk to me either? I told Jenny (that’s the girl I like) that she was cute straight up. Girls like that, right? But now she sits in the back of the classroom and completely ignores me. She’s so stuck up. I was being a nice guy and now THIS IS HOW I’M REPAYED? I just don’t get it man…

I just don’t get it.

Andrew Wood
Entertainment Editor

Originally Published in Bandersnatch Vol. 47 Issue 3 on October 12, 2017