Essay on My Life After A Hot Summer Night

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In 2009 on a hot summer night, my life changed. I was 12 years old when my older brother and my father got into a fight and my brother’s left the house. I didn’t know that my brothers actions can affect me or my future so much. It had a big impact on my life because he was the one that took care of me and my younger brother. My parents weren 't really there for us, they were always working two or three jobs just to keep a roof over our heads. My brother would cook and clean and help us do our homework. He actually helped me learn how to read and take care of myself. The day he left the house hurt me so much that i hated him for leaving me behind. Once he was out of the picture, that 's when my dad put me in my brother 's position. I had to grow up at a young age. My childhood was taken away from me. I was basically a “teen mom” to my two younger brothers. I had to learn responsibility ,cleaning, organization, cooking, taking care of a child, and how to take care of myself all at once. I wasnt doing what 12 year-old kids were doing. I would see my friends have sleepovers, play after school, go out with friends. I wasnt able to do all those things because my father would say my responsibility was to take care of my brothers. After i turned 16 years old something changed in me. I was tired of being responsible for my brothers, so i decided to be a rebel. I started skipping school, hanging out with the wrong crowd, and started to lie. I skipped school to be with my so called…

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