I was raised in a large family and grew up with the presence of both grandparents who were played an important part in the rearing of us siblings. I still remember the time when we were assigned certain chores around the house that meant maintaining strict schedules during weekdays and specifically on weekends. Although we were kept busy with these obligations most of the time, it still provided the much needed time to enjoy our growing up years with friends and relatives alike.
I can truly attest to the fact that having to embrace these responsibilities has made us stronger people. It is quite fulfilling looking back at those times when I and a couple of my younger brothers would drop by the local grocer to get hold of a few things for the house which included essentials such as basic food items, toiletries and bags of adult diaper. It has taught us good lessons in living life the way it should be with much emphasis on character building.