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February 8, 2007
Sometimes I worry that I’m turning into my mother. This worry probably afflicts most daughters at some point in their lives, but my mother is the reason I never had kids – I didn’t want to be that mother to anyone, and I was convinced it was inevitable – so I’ve worried about it a long time. I was not reassured by my grandmother’s diary, telling how Mom loved shoes and shopping, or by the entry about sending Mom to kindergarten since “she needs group play and work to overcome her ego and selfishness.” School didn’t banish those flaws for me, either.