I knew we were poor, I always told my parents not to buy me stuff for Christmas, I told them to save their money for my little brothers and sisters. I stepped up and helped my mom raise her four younger kids. I cooked and cleaned the house every day. I was homeschooled until I was 13, and was never behind socially or in education. I learned how to be an adult long before I was 18! I don't regret my childhood a bit. It was wonderful.