I'm sorry to laugh, Lisa, I really am, but it sounds like my mother projected herself into your mother at some point.
Oh man, that whole "native american child trapped under stairs, harboring an ill will to ankles" is SO something my mother would say/dream up.
I have to give you
s, because my mother was a semi-decent mother while growing up as well, and now is a Complete loon.
I too, am terrified I will turn into her. In fact, I swore to never have children, because I was convinced that when women hit middle age, their wacky post-childbirth hormones made them nuts. But, I now know this is only partly true.
An *angel* told my mother it was definitely a girl, and she was, without a doubt, going to be born early. I had a boy, who was 2wks 5days passed my 'due date'.
My mother is also the queen of avoiding responsibilities and obligations. So BIG
I am so sorry to hear about your financial troubles, they can be so hard and so stressful. It lingers on everything. I am sending you all the zen vibes I can.