The Struggle of Being the Youngest Child
By Abbie Vanessa
Let me open up a little bit about something. Many of you will be uncomfortable with what I’m about to say but to be honest, it is what it is. I’m the youngest child. My parents had three kids, it doesn’t sound like that many kids, but to my parents, it was like, “ Yooo, we need to help this one too?!?!?” Well, it was like they retired lol.
Most of you probably grew up with classes and parents who put in the effort when it came to teaching you life or death hacks. Not me.
“My amazing, loving, adorable mother tossed me into a pool…”
My parents enrolled me in swim lessons, but my ass does not know how to swim. I watched so many movies and shows where parents help the child slowly into the water and holds them to teach them how to float and not panic. The last attempt my mom made to help me swim, I was excited, and let me tell you… IT WAS NOT LIKE ANYTHING I WATCHED.
My amazing, loving, adorable mother tossed me into a pool as if she was throwing a penny into a fountain to make a wish. Did she come in to get me after I was like, “ Holy shit, help me bitch!!” NOPE. Talk about traumatizing your child, only showers for me from now on.
Let’s fast forward a few years. I was the last one in my family to go to confirmation. Two years is how long you have to go to these classes…I went to catholic school for 8 years. Regardless of the topic, I’ve never been great when it came to school. For those who don’t know what confirmation is, you go to school for two years to be sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit. To be honest, I probably needed it lol. I slept while we had our bible reading, and I’m shocked I never got caught.
“This guy literally said, “Nawww I don’t feel like it.”
This particular situation didn’t bother me too much because I wasn’t putting in effort myself, but the reason I never finished makes me laugh so hard. I had to go to these classes every Saturday. I did a whole year when my dad decided that he was spending too much gas money to be taking me every weekend!!!! YOOOOO LOL he didn’t trip when it came to my brothers. Now I didn’t want to go anyways, but it’s the reason that got me so shook. LOL, this guy literally said, “Nawww I don’t feel like it.”
I can’t swim and didn’t hang with Jesus because of gas money. POINT IS PARENTS STOP HALF ASSING YOUR YOUNGEST CHILD. EVEN THOUGH WE ARE YOUR FAVORITE AND WE KNOW YOU LOVE US LIKE CRAZY!!