Not all daughters turn into their mothers

My dad is a planner, a list maker, an organizer, a rule regulator and a contract creator. As a kid, I loathed the "family meetings", the inescapable discussions about curfews or "house rules", and the endless lectures if you broke any of those rules. I didn't just push the boundaries, I tried to re-draw them, … Continue reading Not all daughters turn into their mothers

When did “going out” stop meaning that you actually go somewhere?

I knew it was inevitable, this dating thing. After all, The Tortoise is smart, funny and beautiful. She is genuine and honest. Above all else, she knows how she wants to be treated too, which is much more mature than I was at nearly fourteen. (Perhaps even more mature than I was for most of … Continue reading When did “going out” stop meaning that you actually go somewhere?