Originally Posted by Sol Apollo
I think it has been the opposite for me, because my brother and sisters are so much older than me, I always wanted to grow up a lot quicker so that I could do the same things they were already doing. Out of 4 kids, it gets kind of lonely after awhile when the other 3 are all able to do their own thing while I would still be like, "Umm...I'm still in high school and I have classes tomorrow... so I can't go with you guys." Or when my sister got married in Key West I got left behind in a lot of things there because I wasn't old enough to get into some of the places. I've always wanted to be older than I am, never younger.
I completely understand I've always had older friends, my very good friends in college were mostly graduate students. In fact I was the youngest in my volleyball team, the rest of the crew avg 25 yrs of age I was around 19 when I joined the team.
I think that's very mature from your part, nice to hear that can happen. I believe for my little sister it's been kind of the opposite, for the one part she always wanted to be old enough to watch the rated R movies when she wasn't quite 17, then she always wanted to wear make up and all the other giddy things young women do.
Then on the other hand my mother has been overly nurturing and over protective of her, this has certainly been a hinderance in her development certainly in the social scheme of things. She'l find out as a college student that she's got plenty to learn and maybe not enough time to catch up with the rest of her to be peers.
I am sure your mother will be fine.