Essay about How I Learned About Family Trees

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Growing up, I was always considered more mature for my age. I was an only child, so I was mostly around adults all of the time except for when I attended preschool. As I got older, I started to get use to the fact that I was the only child in my whole family, and was used to playing by myself. Starting elementary school, I remember realizing that not everyone was an only child like me. During holiday gatherings, I put two and two together that both my Mom and Dad had a sibling. I didn’t understand why some people had siblings and some people did not. In the first grade we learned about family trees. I was asked to do a project that consisted of a drawing of a tree, with your whole family’s generations on it. Then, I started understanding how families worked and how many shapes and sizes they could come in. I saw that I wasn’t the only one that didn’t have a sibling. But I was the one with the smallest tree because I had no cousins. This helped me to understand that it was okay to be the only child. But then the question came up in my mind as to why I had no cousins, or why I had such a small family. It’s hard for a seven year old to understand anything like that, especially when it is hard to an adult to even explain it to them. Even though at the time, I never understood why I was the only child in my whole family, it changed nothing with how close I was with them. I was accustomed to going to my grandparent’s house every Sunday for lunch, and getting together with both…

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