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People Are Now Sharing Their #GrowingUpCanadian Moments And They Are So, So Real

"Listening to a pineapple speak a language you don't understand."

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1. Your childhood aspirations to work in a mall.

#GrowingUpCanadian wanting to be 16 just so you could be like them

2. Wasted French Immersion years.

#GrowingUpCanadian being forced to learn french for 5 years and only knowing how to say hello and ask where the bathroom is.

3. And one scary-ass pineapple to show for it.

Listening to a pineapple speak a language you don't really understand. #GrowingUpCanadian

4. The struggle of spelling "Saskatchewan." And not giggling every time your teacher said "Regina."

#growingupcanadian trying to fit Saskatchewan in the narrow space on the map

5. The struggle of spelling, period.

#GrowingUpCanadian constantly fighting with autocorrect

6. The struggle of colouring in all of Nunavut. Smh.

WHEN U HAD TO DO CANADA MAPS IN CLASS COLORING IN ALL THE ISLANDS IN NUNAVUT WAS SUCH A PAIN #growingupcanadian

7. Having and holding stacks as a kid (even though they amounted to literally nothing).

Trying to save up all your canadian tire money even though 100 bills probably equaled $3 #growingupCanadian

8. Your first love.

#growingupcanadian Carlos from the Zone on YTV was my first love

9. Every winter spent in elementary school being like dear god why am I here:

#GrowingUpCanadian When your school has a fire drill in the winter

10.

#GrowingUpCanadian waiting at the bus stop at -40° because the school thinks windchill doesn't count

11.

#GrowingUpCanadian hiding inside during recess so you didn't have to go outside in the freezing cold

12. The first time you apologized for apologizing.

"You don't have to apologize" "Oh ok, sorry" #GrowingUpCanadian

13. Being annoyed by Canadian TV.

#GrowingUpCanadian when it was late at night and all family played was naturally Sadie

14.

#GrowingUpCanadian Trying to follow along with this but then realizing you ain't flexible

15.

"#GrowingUpCanadian then you'd know just how annoying this family was"

16. Being scared by Canadian TV.

#GrowingUpCanadian always closing your tv screen or changing channels when tipi tales comes on

17.

#GrowingUpCanadian "Bugs" "T-Rex noises" "Mom, Aidan cut me in half again"

18.

#GrowingUpCanadian trying to sleep after this show

19. And being duped by Canadian TV.

#GrowingUpCanadian the commercial that made me believe small hippos existed

20. Your first trip to that other country and observing questionable things.

#GrowingUpCanadian going to the states and getting offended when people don't say "sorry" or "excuse me" when they bump into you

21.

#GrowingUpCanadian going to the states and ordering an ice tea at a restaurant and actually getting tea with ice in it #biggestmistakemade

22.

#GrowingUpCanadian whenever you travel & someone asks where you're from, they have no idea where you're from unless it's Toronto

23. And the #1 most asked question from parents across the country:

#GrowingUpCanadian "What do you want from timmies?"

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