Growing Up With A Bedroom Apartment Behind A 7 / 11 Store Essay

1285 Words Nov 8th, 2015 6 Pages
Growing up I lived in a small one bedroom apartment behind a 7/11 store. Most of the residents living in the apartment were family. So growing up I spend most of my time with my cousins. Mostly my oldest cousin Raul. Growing up I saw him more as a brother figure than a cousin we went everywhere and did everything together. I looked up to him but the older we got the less I looked up to him because of all the bad thing he was involved with like drugs getting in trouble and stealing. He was two years older than me but we were in the same grade in school. He had repeated the 5th grade once and the other time he had to restart the year because he missed a lot of days and was held back. His mom really didn’t care much about him going to school or not. We were in the 5th grade together and we also had the same teacher, Ms. Miranda. She was one of my favorite teacher. My cousin didn’t like her as much because she would talk a lot and go off subject constantly. Ms. Miranda knew we were related and that we lived together so whenever he was absent he would still have homework because she would have me take it. He always hated that he would still get homework. He would always complain and would always say “why is she giving me homework I didn’t go to school today. How am I supposed to know what to do?” I always told him the same thing “stop being lazy and start going to class. I don’t know why you don’t go. The work is easy.” He would always reply “I’m not lazy I’m just don’t want…

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