Do you ever hear yourself saying grow up?

@jugsjugs (13038)
October 18, 2009 10:48am CST
I find myself not only thinking but also saying grow up as well as act your age not only to my children,but also to adults as they act so childish and some of the things they say are childish as well.What do you think and do you ever say it?
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17 responses
• United States
19 Oct 09
Hi, Jugs! I told one of my students the other day that he had extra homework -- to grow up! He's 18, but he acts like 8 most of the time.
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• United States
19 Oct 09
I don't say it aloud, but I am often thinking it. When I go to the supermarket, when I'm watching television. There are immature, childish people everywhere. Not that I'm perfect, of course. There have been times that I've wanted to throw a tantrum, but seeing that I'm in my late 20's, I can compose myself and act like an adult. I'm sure a lot of people feel that way. It's embarrassing to see how some people act.
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@williamjisir (22900)
• China
19 Oct 09
Hello jj. Sometimes I feel that I am a little childish on some things though I am middle-aged. I have also found that I am not alone with the same case because some people around me seem to be the same sometimes. So it made me think that it is very normal to be sometimes childish. lol
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• Philippines
19 Oct 09
I only say it to myself if I am acting juvenile, when i repeat the same mistake. That is always my dialogue when I am doing a drama over a very simple problem. I am also childish sometimes, even for little things like I want a spongebob pillows and I can't afford the price I feel so low and I even cry because I can't have it. There are times only, and i knew it when it happen. LOL
@climber7565 (2579)
• United States
7 Nov 09
that is funny I keep saying that but no one listens lol and turns out I am also needing to do some growing up lol
@bellis716 (4804)
• United States
21 Oct 09
I've yet to say it out loud, but I frequently think my huband is acting childishly.
• Philippines
20 Oct 09
childish act cannot be defined sometimes. to others they may be acting childish but to themselves,they might be acting just right. as for me, i think i act and think as a grown up most of the time: i plan, i try to be objective, to be rational , to be in control, etc. but sometimes i wish i act and think like a child: to be carefree and to just unleash my emotions. :)
@Hatley (164231)
• Garden Grove, California
19 Oct 09
hi jugsjugs well I may have been out of line with saying it but a poster was really being childish and vindictive inhis 'response to this one discussion, and I commented, maybe it] is you who should grow up and not act childish. well my remark was not deleted but I came back later to read this discussion and the other poster with his vindictive response did have his response deleted. I felt a bit guilty as I was harsh but the poster did have it coming to him. the person making the discussion did not deserve to be insulted like the poster was doing.
@celticeagle (123534)
• Boise, Idaho
19 Oct 09
I am forever doing just that. Alot of the time it is some idiotic thing I have found myself watching on the television. But I do think and say it to my granddaughter. She is seventeen and oh, don't get me started. Usually it is the neighbors or something I see in passing. Alot of it going on now days. Stupidity is rapent.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
19 Oct 09
I have said this many times to people also. I have said it to children as well as adults also. I have also said, act your age and not your shoe size too LOL. Some people act so childish sometimes.
18 Oct 09
I think this quite a lot about a few people I know. Especially when people are fighting over the most petty and rediculous things. I just cannot help but think 'Grow UP!'.
@happy6162 (3009)
• United States
18 Oct 09
I do not say that if they are doing somethings childish. What I do sometimes is ask my granddaughter or friends is how old are you? Then say I was just wondering by the way you were acting I thought you might be 2 or 3 years old.
@edxcast (1169)
• Ecuador
18 Oct 09
I say that sometimes to a couple of friends who just act like little kids, or a variation of that which i used is: are you 12 or what?? I think i say very often that(at least for those who really act like children)
@dorannmwin (36656)
• United States
18 Oct 09
I'm not one to frequently say it out loud, but I certainly do think it to myself. Recently, my husband and I went to a credit counselor because we want to get out of debt and the sooner the better. While we were filling out the initial paperwork, I heard the men that worked in the office talking about a party and about chics. I told my husband that they sounded like a bunch of teenagers and that was somewhat of a turnoff to me. Well, come to find out, the counselor that we got is younger than both of us and went to high school with my little brother. That makes him 26-27 years old but in the professional situation when they didn't realize clients were present they were acting more like they were 16-17 years old.
@Wizzywig (7858)
18 Oct 09
I'm usually the one encouraging people to act their shoe size rather than their age . I think quite a few things that I dont say when I'm at work because I'd get the sack!
@uicbear (1902)
• United States
18 Oct 09
I do find myself saying "act your age" every once in a while. But what you have to keep in mind is that most of the time, when kids are being silly, they are acting their age. I just get a bit frustrated when they don't listen, and won't stop what they are doing as it is annoying me, and that's the phrase that usually comes out. When I say it, I hear my mother's voice coming out of my mouth...scary. It's alot more fun when I catch my sisters or brother saying things our mother would say.
@doormouse (4619)
18 Oct 09
i'm always saying that to my 14yr old,and i tell my 8yr old to stop acting like a baby