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I decided that I was never doing that, and I've been happily childfree ever since. Getting fixed this year, whoo! I have a three and a half year old, and as he's growing older I'm becoming aware of how intense his experiences are, and it's made me curious what sort of things "stick" with people over the course of their life.
It's also made me think more about what sort of control if anyI have as a parent. I was just doing it until my parents went to bed. I could creep downstairs to catch some seriously lame film with some flashes of skin, but when you're 13 that's quite some incentive.
The weird noises would serve to make sure I couldn't possibly nod off, even if I wanted to. I stayed in bed instead, and listened. There was no way I was giving up John Peel and dub for half-baked nudity. My dad had read me lots of books about the cosmos, and I was as educated about such matters as a four-year-old could be.
One day, I was arguing with friends about the moon. I said the moon was like a small planet. Finally, I called a teacher over to help settle the matter. We asked her if the moon was a planet. She said, "no, the moon is a star. My pride was hurt because I lost the argument, but that wasn't the main reason I was stunned.
Not only was she wrong, she was ignorant about something I assumed was common knowledge. Before that, I hadn't known grown-ups could be wrong. This profoundly shaped the way I viewed people as I grew up.
Whenever I heard anyone deifying another person, I thought -- and still think -- "that's silly. To earn my respect, you have to be smart or talented. I'll never respect you just because you happen to be in charge or have a degree.
When I was a little kid, I ran after a kite a little boy lost hold of while flying it on a windy beach. I had a "peek experience" at that moment. I have continued to behave as though the "peek experience" - being fully human and reaching my potential - is of primary importance.
A year of so later, during 6th grade, I was punched by a bully. I did not fight back because violence is wrong. I told my dad about it, proud that I took the high road, proud that I had a mature revelation about violence and the importance of alternative resolution methods.
From that day on, I have known that when it comes to paternal guidance and fatherly support, I am completely on my own. I was only 10 but I remember that day because it was the day I "lost" my father.
I learned these lessons early: I trust few people, never think about the future in a fatalistic sense, not a live-for-today senseand err on the side of caution every time.
Life is a long series of hazards to be avoided and inescapable heartbreak. I'm shy, withdrawn and have an extremely low sense of self-esteem. It has been, and will continue to be, a lifelong struggle to overcome my childhood.
To this day, decades later, I find it impossible to form meaningful social relationships. Frankly, I'm surprised I'm not a serial killer. My cousin was probably 11, and had decided to do some target practice on some full paint cans with a bb gun.
My uncle was, understandably, a bit upset, and told my cousin if he had to shoot something, he should go pick some doves off the telephone line.Momma Said is a humorous and nostalgic gift book from Ronnie Sellers Productions, combining retro black & white photography with favorite one-liners of motherly advice, like?You?re getting too big for your britches,?
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Thank you for this trip down memory lane! I am a few years older than you but my father was also a doctor who moved to Kenneth Ave.
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