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A midday post with substance! lol...I haven't done these in awhile. So I am just sitting here, listening to some music...and I just got done replying to a comment and I recalled a funny incident when I was younger.

When I was 6 years old I lived in Washington, D.C. and I attended St. Mary's Elementary in West Virginia and I had to wake up at 6:00AM to catch my 6:30AM bus because it took 2 hours to get there. I remember one time my dad was going to leave for a few months on a ship...it's really weird, when I think back to my childhood it is like I am watching myself. Do you know what I mean? Like your older self is a ghost and is watching the interaction of your younger self with others.

Anyhow, my dad had to leave at 5AM and I was totally freaked out and I made my dad promise me that he would wake me up before he left. My parents told me "Sure" but I didn't believe them. They were going to let me sleep, that is just how they are. I could barely sleep that night...I got up around 4:55AM and ran downstairs to give my dad a big hug and a kiss. I was just so distraught I was crying, asking him why he had to leave...and why did he have to be gone for so long. He simply told me, "I have to go, because it is my job" he patted me on the head, hugged and kissed my mom good-bye and left. I hugged my mom and cried...then I fell asleep on the couch. I woke up around 6:25AM and totally freaked out. My mom was going to let me miss school!!! I ran upstairs dressing as I ran down in my Catholic School uniform screaming, "You are making me miss my job mom!" and she insisted that I could stay and I told her, "No mom, I have to go, because it's my job" and I ran to my bus which fortunately was still there and was crying because I almost missed it.

Odd...I forgot how hard it was being a military brat, the amount of times my father wasn't even there. How I rarely saw my mom sometimes because she would work and I would be left home with a nanny...and that was normalcy to me.

Haha...it is funny...I look at myself now and see myself as a very strong, resilient person...maybe I am a lot softer than I thought...


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Jun. 21st, 2003 08:23 pm (UTC)
LOL - Great story! Thanks for sharing it.
Jun. 22nd, 2003 02:02 am (UTC)
lol...well after I started listing all the places I've lived to you it made me remember that moment. :)
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