if i hadn't said yes i would still be with my mom
When I was eight, me and my brother were asked if we wanted to sleep at my grandpas house. One night turned into multiple other nights. We didn't know that we weren't going back with my mom. Everyone was keeping us in the dark. I didn't know what to think about anything.
Goodbye San Francisco
I dont lie. your kids lie all the time.
I began blaming myself because I thought it was my fault that we no longer lived with my mom because I had said yes to going with my grandparents. At the time I didn't know that me saying no wouldn't have changed anything. I was confused, worried, mad, and stressed.
remaining people in the house
My grandparents moved out and my uncle moved in. There was a lot of good memories like going out to eat at new places and getting cool new stuff but bad memories were made as well. I saw a side to him that scared me. One specific thing that happened stayed with me and i don't think i will ever forget it.
When i was 10, my grandparents moved back in but shortly after we moved to Tracy. Now i was living with my aunt, three of her kids (later four), my cousins dad, my sister, my brother, and of course, my grandparents. My cousins and I played outside all the time until we didn't. I argued with my aunt a lot for reasons i can't remember. Living together made all of us see who we really are.
It’s been a year since they moved, so now it’s just me, my sister, and my grandparents. My brother doesn’t live with us anymore because he decided that he no longer wanted to live with my grandparents, my sister, and I so he was put into a group home. He has been put into many different group homes because he keeps running away from them.
I learned to have patience and that many things in life don’t go the way we want. Everything that has happened to me formed me into the person I am today. It took me about five years to realize the reasons for why things happened the way they did. I'm still trying to figure out who i really am today.