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10 Warnings I’d Give my Kid Self

warnings I'd give my kid self

Don’t you just love reminiscing on all the stupid things you have done as a kid? I think back and quite often have a giggle to myself. Ages ago I was nominated to do one of those chain blog posts about the 10 warnings I’d give my kid self, so I thought I would have a go.

So what would I tell my younger child self? Oh hindsight I wish you were real:

  • Don’t wear pink eyeshadow and black mascara – after a while and a lot of eye rubbing later, it will look like you have been punched.
  • Don’t go around to your crush’s house and declare your undying love for them. Rejection on the doorstep is pretty mortifying. The 45 minute walk home is even worse.
  • Don’t slide down the stairs on a mattress with your brother. The carpet burns on elbows were not pretty and the nailing from your mum was the icing on the cake.
  • Don’t eat chewing gum/french bread or bite into apples when wearing train track braces. Having to go back to the dentist to get the brackets re-attached and a lecture wasn’t fun.
  • Don’t have too much to drink on the celebratory chinese meal when you got your AS results and then shout really loudly at your best friend that she got an “E for Elephant” in maths. She will NOT be happy with you. (God I was an idiot).
  • Do wear the right trainers for netball practice. My badminton ones were not the best and falling flat on my arse in front of everyone was the highlight of my year.
  • Don’t ever stuff your bra with tissue. It’s sucked being flat-chested but crumpled tits look even worse.
  • Don’t wear sports gear unless doing sport. It is just NOT cool. I have no idea why it came into fashion when I was in high school and I was so desperate for some Adidas joggers. It’s shapeless and just plain WRONG.
  • Don’t eat too much at sleepovers. I was always such a pig. Could quite easily eat a whole box of chocolate fingers and I would always feel sick and spend the rest of the night in the loo trying not to vom.
  • Don’t have your first kiss at 13 for a dare. You may have had to wait a bit longer but it would have been much more meaningful if you were actually dating the person you snogged!
Ha that felt good! Would you like a go at this. What are the warnings you’d give your kid self?
warnings I'd give my kid self


  1. Christine Kenny
    August 21, 2015 / 6:31 am

    Hehe… So cute and funny. #BinkLinky

  2. Claire Ridewood
    August 21, 2015 / 6:49 am

    Great list… I can relate to far too many of these!! #binkylinky

  3. August 21, 2015 / 6:30 am

    lol oh there is so much I'd tell myself not to do 🙂 great post #binkylinky

  4. August 21, 2015 / 6:37 am

    Love it!!OMG I forgot about the braces,I had a few telling off's too lol!I thought I was bad ringing my crush and slamming the phone down when he answered but you definitely win by going round his house!Fab pic 🙂 Thanks for joining in xx

  5. August 21, 2015 / 6:49 am

    Lol, I love this – what a great way of looking back at those cringy moments of the past! I felt for you with the doorstep rejection moment – had a similar moment myself aged 14 and the memory of that walk home has stayed with me too. Good advice too about not combining pink eyeshadow and black mascara (especially if you're likely to rub your eyes) and not stuffing your bra with tissues! 🙂

  6. Teen Tween Toddler
    August 21, 2015 / 9:55 am

    Haha this made me laugh so much! I did so many of these too x #WotW

  7. Sareyfairy L
    August 21, 2015 / 9:59 am

    Lol this a great post! Oh yes Adidas I remember those days! #binkylinky

  8. August 21, 2015 / 11:51 am

    hehehe! This made me chuckle! I did a few of these too…

  9. August 21, 2015 / 1:02 pm

    I don't even know where I would start. It would be a pretty long list!

  10. August 21, 2015 / 3:52 pm

    Lol, great post, will definitely be taking part! Thanks for linking up to the #BinkyLinky

  11. August 21, 2015 / 4:38 pm

    Ha ha, fun to read! It can be scary to look back! Thanks for sharing with #WotW x

  12. August 21, 2015 / 7:19 pm

    Haha!!! You crazy cat you! I once got stuck in a box upside down….don't ask, lol.

    #binkylinky #WotW

  13. August 21, 2015 / 7:56 pm

    HAHAHA 'crumpled tits' that made me laugh x

  14. Mrs Tubbs
    August 21, 2015 / 9:02 pm

    Oh this made me laugh! Thank you …

  15. August 21, 2015 / 10:04 pm

    Haha, love it! I relate to far too many of these. The mattress one sounds kind of fun though – something I'd probably still do now lol 🙂 #binkylinky x

  16. Mama, My Kid Doesn't Poop Rainbows
    August 22, 2015 / 12:58 am

    E for Elephant? Nice, haha.

    Thanks for the tag x

  17. August 22, 2015 / 6:39 am

    Yes, I regularly stuffed my bra full of tissue. There's no shame in it…is there? #BigFatLinky

  18. August 22, 2015 / 7:36 am

    This is brilliant – I think I had a familiar doorstep rejection experience too. I think I would include 'don't drink the majority of a bottle of Archers peach schnapps on a wednesday afternoon at 6th Form College' and then throw up on the school bus home' – wasn't my greatest moment. xxx #wotw

  19. August 22, 2015 / 7:45 am

    Ha ha love it, I would tell myself loads of stuff I wouldn't know where to start or stop #BinkyLinky

  20. ellie mulligan
    August 22, 2015 / 10:09 am

    ha ha ha love it made me laugh so much! The makeup one! bra stuffing!x

  21. pixiedusk
    August 22, 2015 / 11:21 am

    Awww the telling your crush and being turned down. I felt that so many times. Sending your younger self a big hug from my younger self. #wotw

  22. Nigel Higgins
    August 22, 2015 / 5:17 pm

    I'm not going to say where I put my socks can't wait to write mine thanks for linking to the Binkylinky x

  23. International Elf Service
    August 22, 2015 / 10:16 pm

    This is brilliant!!! I'm too scared to think back for what I'll remember!!!!!

  24. August 23, 2015 / 6:15 am

    These are great! I've done mine for this week but will tag you in #bigfatlinky xx

  25. August 23, 2015 / 6:13 pm

    Ha ha I love this it is brill and love the tissue in bra, and I am so with you on the sportswear x

  26. August 25, 2015 / 8:22 am

    Ha ha – some great advice here – and yeap, green flash for netball wasn't my smartest move either 😉 #wotw

  27. August 28, 2015 / 2:33 pm

    Oh Sarah. I love this. Made me chuckle and definitely got me thinking on what I would say. Thanks for linking up with us on the #bigfatlinky hope to see you there this week