I Feel Like I Grew Up Too Fast

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    I'm the oldest of three.

    I've had the most responsibility out of the three. I was in charge of all household chores. I had a car so I had to run errands. I took care of my little brother more than my mother. Picking him up from school,feeding him,getting him to bed etc. I became a second-mother to him...
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    1 Response Oct 21, 2014

    What a Statement

    when I was 7 my mom out of the blue told me that I was the only reason she had not killed her self at that point I knew who was the caregiver in my family I already had a little brother and with in a year I had a little sister also my mom was always at school trying to get her...
    librakitty05 librakitty05
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Apr 17, 2009

    At 14 my family moved away from Mexico

    and I pretty much lost everything I loved in life. Then, at 17 I live on my own and have no relatives in the country.
    Chrissaysyourock Chrissaysyourock
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Oct 22, 2014


    I remember it all started when I was 7, and my brother was 5. He used to be able to hit me and push me around, nothing would be said. I couldn't fight back because then I would be punished. By the age of 14 I was cutting, because I was told I wasn't pretty enough. By 15 I had my...
    GuardianAngel18 GuardianAngel18
    18-21, F
    Sep 17, 2013

    Fair Or Not,, Its Life.

    You know, I can't say that I necessarily would have chosen the path of life that has been laid in front of me. I can't say that it would have been more than awesome to not have to worry about living from paycheck to paycheck and having mommy and daddy buy me everything. I can say...
    imjustme7 imjustme7
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 28, 2009

    My sisters are all significantly older

    than me, so I never really got treated like a child. My sisters all moved out when I was really young, and my mother divorced my father, so I lived alone with her. She's a diabetic that doesn't have the best control over her condition, so it was my job to take care of her, and...
    mugzib mugzib
    16-17, F
    Oct 22, 2014

    I rember just doing and over achieving

    since third 4th grade and now I'm a freshmen in high school and I take college courses too.
    frozenkisses21 frozenkisses21
    18-21, F
    Mar 20, 2014

    How I Healed

    "When doubts filled my mind, your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer." Psalm 94:19I am writing this today for everyone reading this who deep down feels less than, who feels like they might not be somehow "eligible" for healing and blessings, who feel like God is there for...
    girl4god girl4god
    36-40, F
    Feb 24, 2012

    Ever since I was 4 I remember always taking

    care of my brother and myself. From making our cereal to cleaning up. My mother was worried more about who she was gonna get in bed with. She hardly gave us any attention. But it was good for a while then she met my step father and was in bed with him all day. I resent her a lot...
    Tearya13 Tearya13
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Oct 28, 2014

    I Think I So Did

    I just grew up ahead of my time. And as I usually say, it's both a blessing, and a curse. But amidst all the bad stuff, i'm thankful that I've been the way I've been, coz it made me the way that I am now. I am thankful that I was once one of the most pessimisitic persons there is...
    mistyeyedlass mistyeyedlass
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 17, 2009

    By 16 I was living an adult life.

    With a job, having sex and drinking liquor. My parents raised me to be ready for life as soon as possible and I was. I learned the hardships of life living in poverty having to raise my 4 younger siblings from 10-13 until my mom quit her job and became a house wife. I hated my...
    gow90 gow90
    18-21, M
    Oct 22, 2014

    It's because I had to.

    My mom has heart disease and I've always had to care for her. Since the age of four. I never really had a chance to just be a child.
    Rayven1997 Rayven1997
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Oct 22, 2014

    so tommorow got to decide

    if to take the pay per performance job. over my part time job at the current moment decisions decisions
    carlingisthelager carlingisthelager
    22-25, M
    Oct 26, 2014

    I saw a lot. I didn't really experince it

    but I witnessed the whole thing. I witnessed those drunken nights and yelling. I witnessed the uncontrollable anger and bloodshot eyes. Now I won't ever do what he did but I'm extra careful. I'm afraid to be a kid cause I feel like I'm gonna go too far like he did.
    GetYourFreakOn GetYourFreakOn
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 22, 2014

    Stolen Innosence

    My first kiss was at age twelve, which isn't all that abnormal. However, I was very innocent and knew nothing of the world. Until the man I hate most, to this day, came into my life. It all started with him taking me out to the side of our middle school and making out with me...
    carixoxo carixoxo
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 17, 2009

    Older Yet Not Wise

    According to the law and most adults that roam the streets, I'm technically still a child. I'm inclined to agree with them; however, I do feel considerably older than my actual age.. Just not any wiser. I always had a horrible home life. My Mother was a raging alcoholic. Not the...
    Vellamo Vellamo
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 18, 2011

    Let me be a kid again

    when there's not a worry in the world
    PuckDrop PuckDrop
    22-25, M
    Oct 22, 2014

    True enough. My father left home

    when I was 11. By 13 I was big brother to three with lots of responsibility. To say nothing of having to walk three miles to and from school each direction twice a day and having to cope with all the teenage stuff as well. My teen years weren't fun.
    picklebobble picklebobble
    51-55, M
    Oct 21, 2014
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