The Importance Of Childhood

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Throughout my childhood, there were many different people and places that helped make my youth years memorable. Above all others, my twin sister, Mackenzie was responsible for being a huge part in most of the memories that defined my childhood. From my small victories to my big mistakes, Mackenzie was constantly right by my side, always supporting and standing up for me, as I would do the same for her. From birth to this day, Mackenzie has been my right hand, my go to, and my partner in crime. Our early childhood days were filled with long days spent outside, always finding new adventures. Being homeschooled for most of our youth allowed us to have what seemed to be an unlimited amount of hours, as well as opportunity. Inspired by our favorite …show more content…
At times it could be overwhelming, the amount of things that had become different but Mackenzie and I knew that we would always have each other. Leaving the home that we had spent our whole life in and moving into a suburban neighborhood where our house hardly had a driveway was possible me and Mackenzie’s biggest nightmare, coming true. Then our mom had our little brother, Luke and it began to make sense as to why we decided to move so abruptly. Although we were excited to have a new younger sibling, we were afraid of losing the time and attention from our mom that we both constantly received and loved. When my mom had another baby two years later, and then another, and then another, we slowly but surely were forced to mature and understand that we were no longer the babies of the family. Throughout these years, as we grew farther and farther apart from our parents, we grew closer and closer together. The drastic changes that having four younger brothers cause on relationships are quite difficult to describe and even though we loved all of them dearly, it was difficult on both of us to see our parents put most of their time and attention to them. We obviously still spent time with our parents and this time of our lives just allowed me to appreciate the time I was able to spend with them even more. For example, the surprise spring break trip to Disney World that we received when we were 10 when all our little brothers were left in …show more content…
Although we began living our own lives, we still continued to encourage each other throughout everything. Even though we took all the same classes throughout high school, shared a car, and knew a lot of the same people, we no longer spent every breathing second with each other. As more responsibilities were put upon our shoulders, we continued to make mistakes, including a car accident we got into shortly after we each got our license. When our parents and all our siblings were out of town for the first week of junior year, we had debated back and forth over having people over. Partially out of peer pressure, partially out of stupidity, we did it. We had a party. When our neighbors began to notice the 50+ cars that were lined up and down our street, they decided should probably tell our parents about our little soiree. When we woke up the next morning to a phone call from our dad, we basically both knew our lives would be over. However, despite us getting grounded for two weeks, my parents were basically just happy that everybody was okay and that no police were involved. Events such as this were what caused people to call us “sibling goals” throughout high school, not many people have a twin sibling that they can have as much fun with as we do. Because of these mistakes that we made together, we were both able to get away with a lot more than we would if we didn’t have each other there to consistently defend one another’s

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