My Childhood Memories Of Childhood Essay

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“Fewer than half of children under 18 are living with both their mother and father” (Livingston). I was sadly part of that statistic. My mother and father have been separated ever since I can remember. I am an only child and I lived with solely my mother for most of my childhood. My father was a carpenter who was desperate to find work. He moved to Florida to find construction work after hurricane Katrina hit in 2005. I was only seven years old. My memorable years of childhood were just beginning when he left. My father was not able to be there during these years. Therefore most of my childhood memories do not include my father. I grew up relying mostly on my mother and my grandparents. I remember many of my friends did not live with both their mother and father either. Divorce or separation was becoming more common. I was always envious of my few friends who had the stereotypical perfect family. I never understood as a child why my father had to leave and it was just my mother and I. As a child I experienced both a single parent household at my house, but also a dual parent household at my grandparent’s house. There are many differences I noticed between living in a single parent versus a dual parent household. During my childhood, it was mostly my mother and I. Although we were never really close, we always took care of each other and worked as team to get things done around the house. Since it was just the two of us we would work together doing household chores such as…

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