The 14 year old girl looks at the 16 year old girl who is now showing off her ‘baby’ bump. 14 wants to be 16.

The 16 year old girl wants to be the 18 year old girl with those cute toddler twins in the stroller. 16 wants to 18; 16 doesn’t realize the twins take turns screaming, pooping and sleeping.

The 18 year old girl looks at the 14 year girl. 18 wants to be 14.


Janet Cormier is a painter, writes prose and poetry, and performs comedy. JC prefers different and original over pretty. She loves collecting stuff, but cleaning not so much. Janet also talks to strangers…a lot. Her column appears regularly in Oddball Magazine.