passing thoughts and parenting
April 24, 2002 10:54 AM
I feel obliged to keep promises to my parents more now than I did when I lived with and depended upon them. Go figure.
I thought about this as I carefully squished my schedule for this weekend to accomodate both a promise to the parents and a desirable social engagement (party! featuring friends not seen in years!).
I think I'm a better kid now. Than when I was a kid. I hope I am, at least.
The boy is fixated on the teaching and raising of children (we have none; I want none) and has me reading books by John Holt. These books seem very outdated. I read them mostly because I am very, very afraid of children and I want to know why.
And I encountered, while browsing today, this zine: raising hell. It made me think of some friends of mine who are such unbelieveably good parents.
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I'm working (mostly mentally) on the "your mom" issue of the zine. So I'm not exactly preoccupied with parenting, but I am noting my passing thoughts on the subject more than usual.
your wicked thoughts
I've realized that since I've gotten older, I feel more obligated to share details about my life to my mom. For some reason, I can always think about what it must feel like for her to see me growing up, growing apart from her, and her realizing that I don't come crying to her anymore. Now she's just an outsider viewing my life from afar and knowing only what I let her know.
But, I suppose, doesn't every mother go through that?
Now, I make it a point to find time to have conversations with her, as compared to my younger years of rebellion.
these are the thoughts of anne on April 24, 2002 12:07 PM
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