Kids talk

10th June 2011 at 01:00
Luc and Ross, S1, talk to Julia Belgutay about the difference between being a child and being an adult

Ross: People become an adult when they get bigger and everything starts changing. I'm not going to give any details. They start acting like an old man. It's like changing completely from a wee boy that doesn't know what he's doing. Changing completely, big time.

Luc: When you get to a certain age, you start to realise more stuff. You start getting that you really have to sort out your life, and what you want to do. It's pure crunch time or something. What you want to do, what you want to be and who you want to be. At the moment, I am just starting to realise, just starting to have to choose what I want to do.

Because what you do will affect what you do later.

Ross: We don't play in imaginary cars and stuff like that any more. We don't play with wee cars that we used to play with. It's pretty cool.

Luc: You understand consequences better - that what you do will have an effect on you.

Ross: I think before I open my mouth. If I'm about to say something that my mum doesn't want me to say, she will say `think before you say it'. My attitude still has to change, though. I am cheeky to some teachers sometimes.

Luc: Some?

Ross: If I get ticked off. If I get angry, I get into trouble - that's what happens.

Luc: I would like to make sure that if I don't like someone, I try and not show it to them - not show it behind their back, not go around telling everyone I don't like them, because it will have an effect on them.

Ross: It's annoying when people call me a child. I have turned 13 and I'm not a child any more, I'm a teenager.

Luc: Yeah, that is annoying sometimes. We need to get started, stop playing and start to do our job, which is trying to find a job and a house. My cousin, she is getting a job here. She came up a few weeks ago. A few years ago, I used to play with her, and she is now up here to get a job and she is starting her career.

Ross: My best friend was in my school for all five years and I saw him a couple of weeks ago. He has totally changed, and he didn't recognise me.

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