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It's nice that you had my siblings,but no matter what, I'm NOT them! - September 24th 2010, 12:38 AM

I'm the youngest of five children, I know that I'm always going to have teachers that are going to tell me that they had one, or two, or three, or all of my older siblings. Something that I can't get into their heads, is the fact that I'm NOT Eric, I'm NOT Kori, I'm NOT Jeni, and I'm NOT Kevin. I'm NOTHING like ANY of them, the last name DOESN'T matter.
Today we had a sub in math. He was taking attendance, when he looked at my name on the list, he didn't say the name. He looked at me and asked, "Are you related to Kori by any chance?" ARGH! That just makes me mad.
I am NOTHING like my sisters, I am NOTHING like my brothers. I don't fit in with ANY of my family members, so people need to just STOP telling me about them. They need to STOP telling me that I look like them because I DON'T! They need to STOP telling me how great they are because no matter what, I'm NEVER going to become better then them. They need to just STOP!
My teachers always have a prejudiced opinion of me because of Kevin. They see our last name, and decide that I must be a trouble-maker like him. Or, teachers will prejudge me because they had my sisters, and they'll assume that I'm just as great as them. My teachers need to just freaken STOP comparing me to my siblings!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
How do I make them understand that I'm NOT them, and I'm NEVER going to be them? I've told all of my teachers to stop, but guess what, they still do it! The only teachers that don't do it, are the teachers who only had Eric, or have had none of my siblings.
   
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Re: It's nice that you had my siblings,but no matter what, I'm NOT them! - September 24th 2010, 06:47 AM

Oh gosh, Eclipse! I understand completely. I'm the youngest of three and I'm nothing like my siblings. My sister was a great student in high school - she always passed with flying colors and didn't have to study or do homework in order to keep those grades. My brother was the mischief maker in school, always getting in trouble.
I had teachers who had either one or the other before having me in their class, and on the first day, I've had two of those teachers ask me, "So, which of your siblings are you like?" It pissed me off SO much. My brother, sister, and I are very different people, and we're proud of that. Of course, we have some things we all like (we're all swimmers, though we each specialize in different strokes) or do, but in the end, expect me to be myself. That's all I'm ever going to try to be.

That's the best thing about college. You pick somewhere you know your other siblings won't be as well, and go there so you can be your own person. Until then, try to do some things to separate you from your brothers and sisters. Positive things, not negative.
Try to make it as fun as possible!


“Don't get too comfortable with who you are at any given time. You may miss the opportunity to become who you want to be." ~Jon Bon Jovi

   
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