by Darlene Barriere - Webmaster
(Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada)
Who ate first in your family? Your father? Your mother? The kids?
This week's reading from chapter titled Mr Whitaker, now ready to view on this site at My Child Abuse Story discusses familial hierarchy.
In our house, my father ALWAYS mounded his plate, then it was my mother's turn before any of us kids got anything on ours. We lived in a class system where we had no rights and no say. That was especially difficult when my parents would lie just to make themselves look better and make us kids—which was so often me—look like we were nothing but a bunch of liars. What made it so much worse was that everyone believed them; no one believed us.
Interesting how my father took one of those lies with him well into the adulthood of his children....
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