I'm the baby of the household. Even my dog is older than me, which means that I'm the one living with my parents while my brother is snuggled up in his city apartment. Don't get me wrong, though, I love my parents and I don't feel stuck at all.
As the baby of the family, I'm mommy and daddy's little girl.
Now I can't say I'm my parent's favorite becuase they are just as obsessed with my brother as they are with me, but, unlike my brother, I'm the one that chooses to be with them all the time. I wouldn't want to be anywhere else during this time. And, lucky for me, my boyfriend doesn't mind living with all of us, too (at least that's what he tells us).
I have one brother and he's 10 years older. Yes, you heard that right, we are one decade apart. I'm two months away from turning 21 and he's one month away from turning 31 (oops, maybe he didn't want me saying that). Nevertheless, since my brother is older, our household conversations were always more adult than PG. So, growing up, I was never babied. I was always another adult in the house. Excluding all the times I cry to get what I want, like win Monopoly games, and scream when my brother annoys me.
But, even though I'm the youngest, I'm not a youngin anymore. And, my parents aren't the youngest of moms and dads, either, so, I want to protect them at all costs.
This means that during this quarantine season, I'm the one who runs all the errands and does all the dirty work.
As the youngest one of the crew, I don't mind standing outside of Trader Joe's for hours waiting to be let in, I don't mind taking the dog out for walks, I don't mind Clorox-ing the entire house for the fifth time in a row becuase I have the energy to do so. This is a scary time for all of us and as much as my entire family protects me, I want to do the same for them.
Now, if my brother was still living with us, I wouldn't mind his help, but, honestly, he's more of a baby than I ever will be. I may be the younger one, but I'm proud to be the mature one (maybe not in all aspects of life, but definitely some).