Story archives - tag: "mother"


For some reason, when my mother told me about my transgender cousin, she kept focusing on "He got his penis chopped off."

tags: transgender cousin mother [add]

2013-08-18 17:59:37 / Rating: 203.75 /


I called your mom and wept for the first time in a decade because I felt like she was mine.

tags: mother lonely breakup boyfriend crying weeping sadness [add]

2012-02-16 13:28:22 / Rating: 375.75 /

a beautiful disaster

When I logged on to Facebook, I wasn't expecting to find my mother's suicide note.

tags: suicide tragedy Facebook mother loss [add]

2012-01-30 09:38:26 / Rating: 459.5 /


It wasn't until I saw the first tear roll off his cheek that day in the hospital that I realized I wasn't just losing my Mother, but his little girl too.

tags: mother grandfather death [add]

2011-11-28 20:41:19 / Rating: 371.75 /


The day our Uncle was crushed by a forty foot machine, my mother and brother could not stop discussing how cool it would be if he came back as a zombie while looking at his body and making arrangements for it at the funeral home.

tags: death uncle family mother brother zombie [add]

2011-09-16 12:58:23 / Rating: 461 /

To My Mother

I was dumbstruck when she advised me the best way to cope with being raped, was to never talk about it again.

tags: coping hurt mother sadness [add]

2011-07-11 08:54:26 / Rating: 503.5 /


While my classmate's very Christian parents were fighting to ban Huckleberry Finn in English class for its profanity, my mom bought me a fictional book for my birthday detailing the lives of Japanese hookers and proceeded to think nothing of it.

tags: humor banned books mother religion [add]

2011-06-30 16:15:53 / Rating: 705.25 /


All my mom's kids have two middle names, but one of mine comes from a woman whose son set the fire that killed her in her sleep.

tags: names mother friend death fire arson childhood trauma strange connections [add]

2011-06-06 08:04:05 / Rating: 672.25 /


My 18 year old sister's pregnancy that was unknown until she was 7 1/2 months along has improved my mom's and my relationship to the point that I actually feel a little comfortable telling her things now.

tags: sister mother complicated love [add]

2011-05-10 15:20:51 / Rating: 573.25 /


His strict, Catholic, pure-minded mother caught us having sex on the pool table.

tags: sex mother irony getting caught [add]

2011-02-10 15:09:19 / Rating: 614.5 /


Like many of my mother's stories about me I do not remember this, but when I was a small child she claims she found me high in a large oak tree that had no low-hanging branches for me to climb up on.

tags: trees childhood mother [add]

2011-02-08 20:35:58 / Rating: 604.25 /


It took me seven years to realize that when my mother sent me to him, she never wanted me helped, she wanted me drugged.

tags: abuse childhood mother mental health [add]

2011-02-03 09:09:51 / Rating: 611 /


My mother says she doesn't know why is marijuana such a problem, because for her it's just a "relaxing herb."

tags: humor mother weed drugs [add]

2011-01-06 16:32:35 / Rating: 580.75 /

Nothing good about grief Charlie Brown

I was laying next to her when she took her last breath, and now I can't seem to catch mine.

tags: mother death grieving massive heart attack October 25 overwhelmed [add]

2010-11-10 15:36:14 / Rating: 729 /


My mom joked, "Tell the interviewer, 'I love children, especially with noodles!'"

tags: humor mom mother children job interview [add]

2010-09-16 14:26:04 / Rating: 539.75 /


After seventeen years of feeling like a disappointment to my mum, and writing a story about how she screwed my life, nothing feels as good as deleting the story after over hearing her exclaim to strangers about how proud she is of me.

tags: disappointment mother [add]

2010-08-05 12:21:44 / Rating: 527 /


She cried as her daughter and her best friends shaved their heads too, so she wouldn't have to be bald alone.

tags: cancer love friendship mother [add]

2010-08-02 16:18:23 / Rating: 792.25 /


As my mom drove away, after backing into the corner of our fenced in yard with our 15-passenger van, she yelled at us, "FIX THE FENCE!"

tags: humor crash mom mothers mother driving fence fences fix van yelling yelled driving drove corner [add]

2010-06-08 11:42:09 / Rating: 591.75 /


My own mother hated my performance.

tags: mother drama performance disappointment [add]

2010-04-30 10:26:48 / Rating: 358 /

just a plastic tape player

Fifteen years after my question crushed her foot, she called me from the chair lift, about to ski for the first time since I was three.

tags: childhood recovery mother question car crash [add]

2010-03-29 14:08:38 / Rating: 475.5 /


While my mother and her boyfriend were upstairs I quietly removed his size 34 jacket from the back of the chair and replaced it with my nearly identical size 46.

tags: humor size mother youth conflict [add]

2010-03-03 10:34:32 / Rating: 450.75 /


I asked my mother why she'd stopped keeping a journal after I was born and she said, "I was finally happy."

tags: mother childhood journal change [add]

2009-08-20 10:12:45 / Rating: 1146 /

Birthday Girl

The mother I remember as a 5-year-old cannot possibly be the same woman who double dog dared me to flash cars on the way home from my 23rd birthday dinner.

tags: mother people change life is funny wtf [add]

2009-08-06 13:58:39 / Rating: 505 /

Newly an Orphan

My mom died this morning, leaving me feeling like an almost half-century-old orphan.

tags: mother death [add]

2009-07-22 16:00:00 / Rating: 529.75 /


When I arrived at my dad's house after hearing he had died of a heart attack, the first words my mother said to me were, "Did you tell your dad you are gay?"

tags: gay death father mother [add]

2009-06-26 13:42:02 / Rating: 698.75 /

s. c. amory

I realized that I was placating my drunken mother the same way I used pacify to my drunken college friends.

tags: college alcohol childhood mother [add]

2009-06-02 08:29:47 / Rating: 498 /


Seeing Wolverine's naked hiney with my mom was surprisingly not awkward.

tags: humor mother daughter naked friendship [add]

2009-05-26 13:39:05 / Rating: 636.5 /

Purple Sunglasses

When I told my mother I was taking laxatives to avoid gaining weight, her first response was "Did you steal them?"

tags: mother bulemia purge weight laxatives steal [add]

2009-05-14 14:16:20 / Rating: 518.25 /


My mother's reaction to telling her I was almost raped was shock that I said the f-word in fending him off.

tags: attempted rape mother disappointment [add]

2009-04-30 09:23:18 / Rating: 562.5 /

mortified daughter

I began to mentally tally the hours of therapy I'd need to fully recover during my mother's "funny story" about airport security searching her bag and discovering her vibrator.

tags: vibrator airport mother horrified [add]

2009-04-21 09:07:37 / Rating: 507.75 /


We held up our mother like lonely shelved encyclopedias.

tags: funeral mother books siblings [add]

2009-03-17 12:10:22 / Rating: 505.75 /


I seriously wasn't expecting *that* long of an awkward silence after her mother joked that we should get back together.

tags: ex girlfriend mother friend relationship accidental [add]

2009-03-16 12:01:30 / Rating: 485.5 /


After years of proclaiming my extreme objection to cell phones, all it took for me to get one was a message on my voicemail from my mother saying she had to take a cab to the emergency room because I was not home to answer her call.

tags: cell phones mother breast cancer [add]

2009-03-12 13:04:54 / Rating: 461.25 /

Disappointment of a daughter

She was more upset when I told her I was a vegetarian than when I told her I was a lesbian.

tags: vegetarian mother lesbian disappointment [add]

2009-03-11 13:24:40 / Rating: 644.75 /


I think what bothers me the most is that my mother pretends not to understand why I will never leave my children alone at their house.

tags: children father abuse annoyed denial mother childhood [add]

2009-02-12 12:32:54 / Rating: 981 /

Living Southern

I've never felt as guilty as when my mother took one look at me the weekend I lost my virginity on a class trip and said, "Something is different about you."

tags: high school mother guilt viginity [add]

2009-02-02 11:53:56 / Rating: 941.5 /

I shake my head & smile

You know your adult son is home visiting when you find an empty beer can in your shower.

tags: humor visiting beer adult son mother [add]

2009-01-30 14:44:37 / Rating: 839.5 /


There was a night early in my childhood when I was certain my mother was going to commit suicide.

tags: suicide mother stress childhood [add]

2009-01-07 12:44:53 / Rating: 588 /


For Christmas my husband gave me a broken jaw, bruises and a new life as a single mother.

tags: abuse husband mother [add]

2009-01-07 10:13:21 / Rating: 770.25 /

The nerve...

After the doctor told me, "It's a girl," my never-married mother looked into my bundle of joy's eyes and said, "Maybe you will break the cycle and get married first before having a child."

tags: childbirth mother unwed baby [add]

2008-12-22 15:22:44 / Rating: 492 /


As I lay in bed, wailing and sobbing after hearing news of the horrible accident, you were across the country sending an e-mail telling me not to be so sensitive and upset.

tags: death mother insensitive shock far away from home wrong thing to say asshole of a best friend [add]

2008-12-05 13:10:58 / Rating: 633 /

Oh, brother.

My mom paused while vacuuming to tell me she's afraid my brother will kill himself, which I've known for the past seven years.

tags: suicide family mother [add]

2008-11-09 16:41:27 / Rating: 611.75 /

fancy spatula

When the brain tumor failed to kill her, we were convinced that it's because evil doesn't die.

tags: mother cancer evil witch [add]

2008-10-27 15:30:48 / Rating: 745.5 /

Wheat Thin

If my mother had told me I was pretty I wouldn't have put slutty pictures of myself online.

tags: mother [add]

2008-07-25 16:12:31 / Rating: 542 /


I still have the two huge dictionaries that my mother beat me with as a child.

tags: dictionaries abuse mother childhood [add]

2008-07-10 15:33:32 / Rating: 670.75 /


Slightly mortified, I assured my mother incest wasn't really my thing after she warned me against getting into "trouble" with my cousin.

tags: mother cousin incest confused awkward [add]

2008-06-25 20:44:46 / Rating: 630 /


Clearing out your mother's house while she is still alive is emotionally draining and feels wrong.

tags: mother [add]

2008-05-20 13:54:37 / Rating: 421.25 /


My mother forgot to wash the pans between courses, resulting in cherry pie that tasted vaguely of fish, but it was still the best birthday ever.

tags: humor childhood fish mother [add]

2008-04-29 12:11:37 / Rating: 707 /


I looked my mother straight in the eyes and told her I would never treat my kids the way she treated me, then I turned from the mirror and walked away.

tags: mother [add]

2008-03-12 17:44:27 / Rating: 781.25 /


Her first attempt at CPR shouldn't have to have been on her own mother.

tags: mother grandmother CPR death unfair [add]

2008-01-18 10:52:35 / Rating: 718.5 /

Someone Else Entirely

Without taking her eyes off the magazine my mother casually told me, "Ya know, your first grade teacher was sure you were retarded or something."

tags: mother mental illness [add]

2007-12-13 00:21:37 / Rating: 674.75 /


I never had as long or decent a conversation with my mother as the one after I'd hit the deer and totaled the car.

tags: mother son frustration conversation [add]

2007-10-30 14:23:23 / Rating: 642 /


The 1/32nd dose of the experimental drug cut her cancer in half, and I can't help but wonder if she would be alive today if they would have just given her a full therapeutic dose.

tags: mother death cancer treatment leaukemia wonder loss possibility [add]

2007-10-03 10:03:41 / Rating: 932.25 /


My first kiss happened just months after my mother died.

tags: kiss mother death loss cancer five experience regret [add]

2007-10-03 10:01:33 / Rating: 913.5 /


She was too drunk to notice how drunk I was.

tags: mother teenager sad drunk family childhood [add]

2007-09-27 12:28:59 / Rating: 834.25 /


It's sad that my mother's cancer-filled dog seemed more frisky and alert on the day before he was put to sleep than he had been in years.

tags: dog pet sad cancer mother [add]

2007-09-11 12:56:24 / Rating: 809.75 /


Tomorrow we will drive our son to college, get him set up in his dorm room, marvel at what a great school he will be attending, help him settle in, hug and kiss him goodbye and then cry the entire way home, the backseat entirely too empty.

tags: mother child college [add]

2007-08-23 18:02:22 / Rating: 756.5 /


My mom would have been a wonderful grandmother.

tags: death mother grandmother [add]

2007-08-01 12:37:24 / Rating: 808.75 /


Later, I would realize that I cried harder when my dog died than I did at Mom's funeral.

tags: mother death funeral pet dog crying [add]

2007-07-23 13:30:06 / Rating: 879.5 /

J. Puer

Having bent all of our spoons my mother finally bought an ice cream scoop.

tags: food ice cream family mother [add]

2007-07-02 14:35:38 / Rating: 757 /


As the belt loop on my pants broke at the rehearsal for my brother's wedding, my mother told me I was fat when I only weigh 110 pounds.

tags: mother hate sad pants weight loss [add]

2007-05-30 13:36:46 / Rating: 720.75 /


My mother forgot.

tags: birthday mother [add]

2007-05-24 23:40:33 / Rating: 596.25 /

Going Like Sixty

Mother marched me right back into the store where I had just shoplifted a small toy.

tags: childhood theft mother [add]

2007-04-11 10:39:18 / Rating: 629 /

One Regret

I said "fuck you" to my mother.

tags: profanity mother [add]

2007-04-09 16:49:44 / Rating: 544.75 /


I didn't tell my mom when I got my period, even though I promised that I would.

tags: period lies mother parents promise [add]

2007-04-03 14:41:37 / Rating: 634 /


My mother, being enraged, screamed "You son of a bitch", to which I replied, "Yes, I am."

tags: humor irony mother son arguement [add]

2007-03-28 17:07:09 / Rating: 1050.25 /


After searching for a Gothic Lolita dress for two days and narrowing it down to six choices, my mother decided on another one I liked that I wasn't considering because it was out of the agreed upon price range.

tags: dress gothic lolita mother [add]

2007-02-12 12:33:51 / Rating: 503.5 /


The car was packed and loaded, and with tears in my eyes I hugged my son and said goodbye.

tags: mother son life love old pride college [add]

2006-12-10 13:14:36 / Rating: 797.5 /

MIA Robin

My mother took great delight in pointing out my shyness to strangers who were kinder to me than she ever was.

tags: childhood mother shy [add]

2006-12-04 15:33:27 / Rating: 781.5 /


I wondered why I was having trouble grieving the death of my mother when the counselor figured out I had not grieved the death of HER mother only 12 years earlier.

tags: death love mother grandmother grieving counseling therapy love [add]

2006-09-11 21:50:59 / Rating: 872.25 /


I knew it was bad that day when my mother showed me her wrists, "I cut myself again."

tags: childhood mother dark [add]

2006-08-14 20:11:00 / Rating: 647.5 /


In the days after my mother died, we found innumerable small boxes tucked away in the drawers and corners of our house, on each box a label and on each label a name that was not mine.

tags: childhood death mother forgotten [add]

2006-08-11 09:06:34 / Rating: 791.25 /