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Response to pnwmom (Reply #73)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 09:35 AM

81. Well believe it or not they really were great parents. We did things as a family. If my

 

parents went out they took us. If kids weren't allowed to go then they didn't go. My mother was a stay at home mom who cooked every meal (not out of cans) and when we got home from school she was there. Dad would take us kids out on the weekends to different places to give our mom a break to herself. I really did have great parents. In later life they ended up having 2 more kids that weren't planned. My mother was in her early 40s when my sister came into the world. I was a teen and I loved helping my mother with the new babies. We weren't allowed to run with just anyone around. All our friends could come over our house and play. My parents never minded that. I remember my father being in his late 40s working hard after he retired from the military. The neighborhood kids would come over and ask if he could come out and play. Yep little kids. We lived in a row home (an end unit). Across the street was a hugh field empty. Well he would take us older teens and my little sister was older around 10 and my little brother was around 4 across the field and all the kids in the neighborhood would come over and we all would play softball. I mean all ages and everyone had a ball. That was the kind of dad I had. He was always at my little sister games. When my dad died at the age of 50 believe it or not many of the neighborhood came to his funeral home. The teammates of my little sister came in their uniforms. My one sister has always been annoying because she wants everything her way. But I'd say 5 kids out of 6 wasn't to bad. Oh when we were stationed in the Phillipines my dad got the soldiers together and built us kids in the neighborhood a nice playground area. Also he played Santa Claus at the Phillipine orphanage. So from your out look I can understand why you would say that. But I see a totally different side to my parents. Everyday I miss them more. Oh by the way my annoying sister realizes what her part was like and admits she was a brat at times. I love her but I being a mother now and a grandmother totally can see when a parent is pushed. I look back and wonder how in the world my poor mother did it with 6 kids.

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