When you were a child, were you a typical child or a little adult?
I should clarify: I don't mean I was bombarded with adult responsibilities as a child, but that I was "in" the adult world even when I was a little kid.
I understand quite well, starmom. Many only children are that way because they grew up in an adult environment. It is quite advantageous I might add. You have developed mature mannerisms. You knew how to interact easily with adults.
yes, that's true. my siblings were a generation older than me, & my two kids are almost 10 years apart in age.
A little of both I suppose. I liked my sports and running around with my friends, video games and collections but due to certain life events, I don't think I was naive or innocent as long as most and having grown up on a farm, was working quite a lot by age 12.
An Adult by the age of 6 I was raising my baby brother due to my mom's health and my dad worked all the time then by the age of 8 I was raising my brother and baby sister. Didn't know what it was really like to be a kid but I turned out to be a pretty awesome mom when I finally had my kids...
So sad about your mother. This was truly extenuating circumstances. Blessings and love.
Thank You, It was a great learning experience there is always those times when I think back and ask "Why me?" but I know why and it was to make me into the person I am today and I can live with that.
I was a little adult. At 12 my parents divorced and I was given adult responsibility of taking care of the house and being an emotional support to the adults involved. It would have been nice to have a childhood.
Little adult, I suppose, as I was travelling from one family to another, from one country to another, so I have learnt very early to rely on myself and behave according to my host family wishes:)
I was a typical child. I was the youngest of 4, so I was always "the baby sister". I climbed trees, played with Barbies and watched cartoons until I was 12. Actually I think I still continued to climb trees for a few years after, and who am I fooling... I STILL watch cartoons!
I long for those carefree days again. At 39 if I climbed a tree, the fire dept would have to come rescue me.
Little adult, definitely. With very few friends my age, I mostly went to my parents' volunteer group meetings, which had people mostly aged 50 and up. Then when my dad's health gradually moved him into a wheelchair, I helped him out a lot.
Many years later though, I find I'm balancing out - experiencing joys of the young but being as responsible and mature as an adult. While I'm not thrilled at the circumstances of how my outlook was influenced, going this route has helped me tremendously in life and I wouldn't change it.
I was a little of both but more towars little adult. I had way too many responsibilities as a kid and I was like a little mother hen protecting my younger siblings and cleaning and cooking for them when my mom was at work.
Honestly, I can't remember ever being a child. I preferred the company of older people to children because games bothered me, didn't play well with others, preferred my own company and I was always too serious for my peers. I guess you could say I was a bit of a nerd and quite shy, so no I was not your typical child.
It didn't help that I didn't speak English until I was 12 either.
Me, also. I also enjoyed the company of older people. I felt children my age were so puerile. I also preferred my own company and was too serious for my peers. Were you an only child also?
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