say and enjoyed being around their friends
Over the course of time my parents softened to the idea of allowing me to be around the girls outside of school. Beth, Kelly, and Renee all lived in a housing addition that was a few miles from my home. We had made plans to do a sleep over. The excitement that I was experiencing was unforgettable. I had not gone to a sleep over for close to five years. We were all going to Beth’s house. Her parents had a large boat that was parked in their driveway. They had planned for us to sleep out in the boat. We ran around the neighborhood all evening. The rule at my house was to be back inside when the street lights came on. That was typically the rule for the girls also, but since we were all together her parents let us stay out past that time. We were still running around after ten o’clock at night. This was the first time I was with a group of girls, running around in the dark,Tory Burch Shoes Cheap
, laughing so hard I would have to stop and hold my gut. It was also the first time I had laughed so hard I pee’d my pants. Was I breaking any rules? Not one! That feeling came back to me of riding my bike and feeling the wind all around me, breathing deep and feeling free.
The four of us girls continued to be a close and strong unit. I loved being around them and listening to the conversations that would take place. I began to learn that I was just like them; I wasn’t so different after all. I did see that their mother’s treated them differently then mine treated me. Their mother’s seemed to be interested in what they had to say and enjoyed being around their friends. They would goof off and act silly,nike free run
, sing songs on the radio and act as if they were the star; and their mother’s would laugh at them. Talk about their acne and the types of makeup their mom would get for them. They talked about starting their period and using pads or tampons. It would seem that these were all normal situations or conversations that a daughter would share with her mother. With me it was different. If I was singing to the radio my mother would tell me how I wasn’t singing it in the right note. My older brother referred to me as “ugly” and my mother thought that was funny. If I tried to wear makeup she would point out that I put it on wrong; either to thick,nike dunks high
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The sleep over’s continued and everyone took turns having it at their house. I was very nervous about when it was my turn; I knew it wouldn’t go over good with my mother at all. She wanted everything quiet by nine o’clock at night. She didn’t want the television on, didn’t want to hear any laughing or talking; nothing, lights out. This was going to be close to impossible to pull off. When we got together for a sleep over we would all sleep out in a family room and watch movies,ferragamo shoes cheap
, we would whisper, and we would crack up laughing all the time because we were hysterical!
As much as I didn’t want it to happen, it was finally my turn to have everyone over. I tried warning the girls about how my mother was and the rules that would be put in place. I remember Beth laughing at me while I was trying to explain this to everyone. Renee tried to reassure me that it would all be okay and Kelly was in disbelief at what I was saying. My mother was irritated about everyone coming over but a date was finally set. It went exactly as I thought it would. I remember laughing at one point in the evening at their face expressions; they seriously could not believe how my mother acted. It was at that time that they started to question if she was acting that way towards them because they were not part of the religion. This broke my heart; they were now feeling like the outcast and my mother was the one doing it.
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