Were you picked on as a child?

United States
October 24, 2008 2:44pm CST
Did kids at school pick on you? What for? Was it the way you dressed, the way you looked? Maybe they picked on your weight? Would you say you were picked on a lot, or just a normal amount? I was picked on in grade school, but it slowed down as I got older. When I was very young my mother was always too lazy to care about how I looked, what I wore, or even if I was clean. She'd send me to school in dirty clothes, with knots in my hair and dirt on my face. I've course I was picked on horribly for that. When I got into the 6th grade it all changed, because at that point I was old enough to care for my own appearance. I may not have always had the best clothes due to our financial situation, but at least I was always clean. As I got older and was able to pick out my own clothes, eventually all of the picking stopped, but I still always felt intimidated, and like I wasn't good enough.
5 responses
@camomom (7536)
• United States
24 Oct 08
I was picked on because I was under weight, wore glasses that my "out of style" mom picked out, I was super shy and a slow learner. I also didn't have the best hair styles and wore 60's style clothes because thats what my mom thought was cool. She also made some of our clothes, that weren't made the greatest. I love my mom and appreciate everything she's ever done for me but her style really made it hard on me.
• United States
24 Oct 08
I think a lot of kids have problems like that. Later in life I had a problem with my foster mom, she would always complain about spending money on my clothes, so I became afraid to ask for things that I thought she'd say no to. I ended up wearing $5 sneakers because I was afraid to ask for the $30 ones that were in style. Let me tell you when I turned 18 I made up for it by buying a lot of really expensive clothes, I wouldn't leave the house unless I was sure I looked HOT!
@camomom (7536)
• United States
24 Oct 08
I wore the cheap stuff too but it was because mom couldn't aford it due to being a single parent with no child support.
@camomom (7536)
• United States
31 Oct 08
Thanks for BR
@gemini_rose (16194)
24 Oct 08
Yes and no, if it was a girl that tried to pick on me, then they always came off worse. I did have a bit of trouble with a couple of boys in my last year of school, and for a while I let them get to me and they made me miserable, but then I just overcame it and kicked their a*ses on the last day of school, from then on no one ever picked on me again. I am not sure why people tried to pick on me, I think they thought I was a goody two shoes, but they did not realise that although I may have looked like one, I was far from it, as they say "looks can be deceiving".
• United States
24 Oct 08
I guess you were pretty lucky. I was a goody two shoes in my earlier years, but that image changed in high school, lol.
@sudalunts (5526)
• United States
24 Oct 08
My situation was a little different. I have an older sister, and she was prettier than me, she had the long hair etc. I would always have kids say to me, OH, that is your sister, what happened to you? That always hurt my feelings, because it mad me think that I was ugly, which in hind sight I wasn't. I wasn't very athletic, and was always one of the last kids picked for various sports activity.
• United States
24 Oct 08
It's never fair to be comaired to an older sibling
@ericajoyce (1748)
• Philippines
30 Nov 08
Hello katsmeow. Yes, kids at my school always pick on me. Mostly girls would pick on me. Back then, I was a skinny girl, very shy and always stays in one corner. Im not a very sociable person. Maybe my girl classmates pick on me because I was very shy. Im not the type who would fight back, but I would always cry after they picked on me.
@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
24 Oct 08
I was a chunky kid and teased about it relentlessly. That is until I got old enough to fight back. Now I have a razor sharpe tongue and I am not afraid to use it. What doesn't kill us only makes us stronger.