Posted by ghost on December 12, 2004, at 18:09:31
In reply to a question: childhoods?, posted by smokeymadison on December 12, 2004, at 17:36:24
my childhood wasn't horrible. i mean, it wasn't perfect, but i was never abused or called names or anything like that. things were great until i was 10 and my younger sister was born. then i was forced to grow up very fast (when i became introduced as the "built-in babysitter to the world rather than "our oldest" or something like that). i became more of a commodity rather than a member of the family. (sometimes i overexagerrate, I'm sure, but i've always felt this way.) so maybe my perception of things makes me borderline?
it's all complicated.
in short, i know i could've had it a lot worse. and i'm thankful i didn't. for that reason, i wouldn't say i had a "bad" childhood.