[Error: unknown template qotd] I'm an oldest, and in some ways an "only." My sister is mentally and physically handicapped and though she is 3 years younger than me, she is an eternal 7 year old. I'm very responsible - I've had to be ever since I was 3. I've always known that not only will I be caring for my parents as they age, I'll also be caring for my sister. At the same time, in some ways I'm very sheltered - family has always come first, sometimes to my detriment. I'm also very independent - once again, I had to be. My parents have always had to be more concerned with my sister, and have often left me to my own devices (once they realized that I could be left on my own). It's an interesting feeling.