Did you have a great, horrible or indifferent childhood?
At the time when I look back at it I realize that my parents really never learned love. My mom was married the first time when her mom was dying and had a baby at the unripe age of 14, eventually got divorced and married my dad. They were not happy huggable or emotional about their kids. They weren't bad, everyone I knew had the same kind of life. We lived in a 4 room house-(with 7 kids) with no water and no bathroom-believe me when I say we stayed all constipated in the winter. They both drank heavy but we were the kids sitting out in car with everones elses kids. No body did anything about it back then. We had a cistern that we pumped out for water and ran like hell to get to the woods before we peed on ourselves. They kept us fed, clothing and a roof over the heads. My dad was a man who worked on a rich folks farm We thought we were in heaven when we got water and electric. Like I said they never told us they loved us but we never went hungry and when shoes had worn threw the sole then dad would have us stand on cardboard boxes and traced our feet then cut them out and put them into the shoes. We all went barefoot in the summer and canned every known fruit and veggies we could find. we got punished when we were bad. Mom even canned our chicken for meat come wintertime. we pretty much lived on eggs and chicken with milk and cornbread.
We never had tv so kept ourselves happy by swimming, playing tag, hide n seek, etc. The river went threw the middle of the farm I kind of think that helped all of us not to complain much about anything. The punishment was being whipped by a very bendable switch til the blood would run down our legs then it stopped. But everyone we knew was the same way so we never thought much about it but you never ever said you were sick because would kill a skunk and boil it down to a gluey mess that got rubbed on our chest and then fed spoonfuls of skunk grease when we had a cold-shudder-that part stunk-literally. How about your childhood?