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SAHM to Ivan 6/10/05 who says and Matilda 1/31/08 who says :::
On page 68, DeBecker says "explicitness applied by women in this culture has a terrible reputation. A woman who is clear and precise is viewed as cold, or a bitch, or both." How have you seen that played out in your life?
I have friends who are not comfortable being direct with what they want or how they feel because they don't want people to think they are rude. Do you have trouble with that sort of thing?
|1.) she moved away from them both, 3.) she did not keep her son in her sight.|
I would like to say sometimes that wild brain doesn't kick all the way in when you're tired. The other night I was out late-ish 8pm w/my daughter at a wrap class. I left letting her walk and hold my hand (wiggly kid/me tired/icy sidewalks). The car was halfway down a half-lit street. I was looking around, and saw a man cutting across the school parking lot. I thought of the book and the guy following Kate, and didn't act in a hurry, but watched. I was trying to think ahead, but seriously, my brain was saying I had to get her in her carseat so she'd be safe. Later, I realized, I could have held her in my lap and driven even a couple blocks away from the guy to buckle her in, or closed the door behind me, she's in the middle in the backseat and locked the doors. Duh. my brain just focused on getting her in the carseat. And she wasn't cooperative. Fortunately, the guy went on down the block, but I watched to make sure he didn't double back.