Family Stuff

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You know...Just my thoughts

Submitted: July 18, 2014

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My family are the nicest people…But, they aren’t very knowledgeable of much…We’re poor, you see…We live in the projects…That kind of poor…The kind that lives paycheck to paycheck…So, being that we’re poor and because other things have played a factor, I’ll be the first to finish college…Hopefully…I’m not very fond of school…Therefore, hopefully…Anyway…As I was saying…Being that all of the above is factual, my nephew seems to have only me as an the education bearer at home…He’s in school, of course…But, the education he receives out of school is quite minimal…Of course he’s taught how to wash dishes…And do all the things that’ll make him part of this society…But, he lacks education in other fields…Like books…He doesn’t read any…He’s stuck to a computer 24/7 and nothing else…And what does he do on that computer, you might ask…Well, nothing productive from what I’ve seen…Facebook…Games…Nonsense, etc…And the worst part…He’s 10!...Why do you have a Facebook at the age of 10?!...I don’t even have a Facebook and I probably should…Or not…Whatever…All I know is I’m trying to do the best I can with him…When I can, of course…I take him on walks with me…To run small errands here and there…You know, stuff that’ll get him out of these four walls…I was stuck in apartments for the majority of my childhood and it was the worse…I had no childhood…What so ever…But, anyway…I try my best…I’ve taken him to the museum…Discover new foods…Beaches, pools…And today, I took him to the library…The place is right downstairs for God sakes!...And my family didn’t know...You see…The ignorance is vast…So, he walks in and sees kids from his school…It’s summertime…He misses his pals…Therefore, he was jolly right away…We were there for hours…He was in a bad mood earlier and now he’s happy again…And my brother doesn’t understand…See, he thinks it’s the big gestures that’ll make his child happy…That’ll make him into a great person…But…I don’t believe that…I believe that a child needs to learn to appreciate the small things first…And if you can give them both at the same time, then good for you…But, make sure they value what’s immediately there…Conversations…Walks…Trees…I don’t know…All that’s free, I guess…Because when they themselves don’t have much else to hold on to…At least they’ll have nature, right?...And they’ll be able to enjoy it as much as anything else that could seem more grand…And be happy…Because that’s what’s important…Happiness


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