On this day- 16 years ago, I went from being a kid to a fulltime babysitter. My little brother was born and it changed the lives of everyone in my family-- for the best, I think. Although I developed high stress as a 7 year old child and was always too busy looking after little brother to go outside and play, I became mature and much better at doing things like cooking and cleaning- I became much more sensitive and caring to the people around me. Although I had gone through alot and never had a father, and mom was always working and struggling to make 'ends meet'- I was more grown up at 10 than any other kid my age. Being a part-time mom to my brother and working 3 jobs while going to school wasn't easy but I learned alot. I built alot of character and became the person I am today. I don't really know myself- who I am anymore... but I know that whoever I am; I wouldn't be the 'me' I am today if my brother wasn't born. So, happy birthday little brother... and please please just become a good person. That is all that I could hope for after all of these years. Become a good and happy person- no matter what! - unlike me.