What is one thing you wish your mother had never told you?
I was moving to another small town in North Carolina. My first-grade teacher had given my parents a sealed envelope to give to my second-grade teacher. My mom opened it and read the message out loud to me. I remember being appalled that she opened someone else's letter but it got worse.
My teacher, whom I adored, said that I was a bright child but that I talked way too much and distracted the other children with my constant questions and fidgeting. I don't even remember her telling me to be quiet in school so at first, I was shocked. Then I felt heart-broken and embarrassed. How could my mom read that to me? That hurt too.
Because I learned to read very early, this same teacher would let me take the rest of the kids outside and they would read to me from the Dick & Jane books. See Spot. See Puff. Run, Spot, Run. Run. Run. Run.
How I wanted to run away from what I was feeling.
Mrs. N. must have looked forward to reading class every day when her little "substitute teacher who talked too much" took all the first- and second-graders outside.
My mom is very old fashion and she doesn't believe in divorce.
So when I told her my husband and I separating she said " I will erase my name off your birth certificate if you leave him"
Hahaha I laughed and cringed like what the hell?!? Who says that?!? But I get it she was upset and she used some tactics to try and save my marriage.
It didn't work! I am separated and she is still my mom! Birth certificate and all ;-)
How difficult life can become as you age. I rarely remember my parents complaining about work(both were school teachers) or how expensive home ownership can be. As I remember I was never taught how to budget.All I heard was we can't afford that but I never really understood why.