On my “sweet sixteen” I attended school until 4 pm, went to work afterwords until 9 pm, got home, did chores and homework while my divorced mom worked until 2 am.
Because the divorce was new, we had moved to a different town, I had not formed friendships, and my brother was in boot camp, unable to call.
Mom came home, tired and concerned about my feelings, she had a little cake she had bought who knows where - best birthday EVER.
Justin, you pathetic, spoiled child, I'm glad I wasn't rich and popular like you.
On my sweet sixteen I attended school until 4 pm
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On my 17th I quit School (Senior), went to join the Marines, the Gunny was out, so a Navy Chief corralled me (Hell, the French Foreign Legion would have been ok) and convinced me to wait a month to go in...
THEN, I had to go home and face my mother, who had absolutely NO idea of what I had done/was doing.
Of course, I had to be ‘nice’ to her as her signature was needed for me to go in the Navy and I wasn’t about to go back to school...
So, sorry (not) for your bad day JB.....
Your recounting your 16th and especially your appreciation for what your mom did really touched me.
I spent my 21st Birthday in Air Force BMT (it was the day we got our blues in week 4 back in '09)
My Father spent his 21st Birthday in 1975 an Assault Ship off the Coast of Vietnam! He had volunteered for the Marine Corps first thing after he became a Citzen!
Everyone has bad days and just because you are rich doesn't inoculate you from them. But come on man! Take a quick counting of your blessings!
Justin Drew Bieber was born on March 1, 1994, in London, Ontario, at St Joseph's Hospital, and was raised in Stratford, Ontario. He is the son of Jeremy Jack Bieber and Patricia "Pattie" Mallette. Bieber's mother was 17 years old when she became pregnant. His parents were never married, but maintain a close friendship and common goals regarding their son's personal and professional life. Mallette raised her son with the help of her mother Diane, and stepfather, Bruce.
In September 2012, Mallette's memoirs, titled Nowhere but Up, were published. The book tells of her early life and her work with her son to pursue a career in the music industry. In her book, as well as in an interview with the Today show, Mallette talked about how everyone around her tried to push her toward abortion, and how she refused to abort her baby. Mallette worked a series of low-paying office jobs, raising Bieber as a single mother in low-income housing. Bieber has maintained contact with his father, who married another woman and had two children.
Bieber's paternal great-grandfather was German. Bieber's mother's ancestry is French Canadian. He has stated that he believes that he has some undetermined Aboriginal Canadian ancestry. He attended a French-language immersion elementary school in Stratford, the Jeanne Sauvé Catholic School.
Interested in hockey, soccer, and chess, he kept his musical aspirations to himself. As he grew up, Bieber taught himself to play the piano, drums, guitar, and trumpet. In early 2007, aged 12, Bieber sang Ne-Yo's "So Sick" for a local singing competition in Stratford and was placed second. Mallette posted a video of the performance on YouTube for their family and friends to see. She continued to upload videos of Bieber singing covers of various R&B songs, and Bieber's popularity on the site grew.
Above taken from Wikipedia