I was asked several years ago to write a few things I had never done or allowed myself to do.
after some contemplation I came up with a very short list.
"Forbidden acts" is what the instructions were titled. Telling my mother the following was one of them.
Frugal and lazy?
Could that be it? Yet still we went.
I was demanded to eat all my food, told I was ungrateful if i didn't want to or just couldnt.
between that, the microwave obsession and the McDonald's, It is astonishing I wasn't a chubby child.
Then again, the fact that you had me on speed since five (or was it six?) years old might have helped.
You never asked me where I would like to go for my birthday, or what I wanted or who I was for that matter.
Did not once stop and think that I had a mind of my own, that couldn't be more different then the one you tried to enforce upon me?
Why can't you be like cousin one or more like cousin two? How about this Mom, maybe if you were a decent and sane parent like uncle this or aunt that.
that may make a slight difference.
What were you so afraid I would become Mother?!
Mary Catherine, Cowardice Queen