Sometimes, the ones Aud tells explain some of the reasons I am like I am. (And sometimes I wonder if she makes stories up just because)
I am an only child and have always had the irritating (to some people) habit of trying to tell people how to do things, or trying to fix something that I think they are doing the wrong way. Well, now I know why.
We are driving down some road a couple of days ago having one of those ongoing (for us anyway) conversations about why we have made some of the decisions involving our move from Texas to Oklahoma 10 years ago. We always come up with variations on a theme of the reasons.
Imagine my surprise, when out of the blue, Aud says to me...You always were a sh*tt* child.....
What? What do you mean?
Well, you were.
Oh, ok, well great, Mom, thanks for letting me know. What took you so long to come to that conclusion?
And we laughed, and went on our way.
This afternoon, out of the blue, Aud says to me....you know when I told you you were a sh**ty
Well, what I meant by that is.....when you were little I wanted you to be so perfect and act right in every instance so I taught you from right and wrong and how you should act. like.....
Little girls don 't do that, this is the way you act, etc...
I didn't have any siblings to boss around, and Aud says I just bossed everyone else, and some people didn't take it very well, and guess what, they still don't, lol.
and for the last 72 years that is exactly what I have done.
The moral of this story is, if there is one, if you live long enough you can blame all of your shortcomings or goings on your parents.