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

The Four Percent


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Your childhood aspirations to work in a mall.

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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.

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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.”

5.

The struggle of spelling, period.

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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

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

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

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

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The first time you apologized for apologizing.

13.

Being annoyed by Canadian TV.

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

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Being scared by Canadian TV.

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

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And being duped by Canadian TV.

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

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

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

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

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