Re: The remains of the dayApr 14th, 2007
Oldest was given more respect, and helped along toward his future, with lots of thought and
pride, and youngest was always spared from having to do too much, cause "he's too young and
can't do it", my husband, was a worker, always, youngest one was lazy, so youngest one had to
be helped to complete chores, (much resentment), oldest one was talked about too much,
big expectations for him, and when they were older, oldest and youngest fought, as they were
similar, so yes, as you said, the middle guy was the referee, but he also got his licks in by
goading one against the other at times.
An Italian family, with lots to say, loud discussions, which I always thought was argueing, but
they said, "we are only talking", so how did I ever get mixed up with such a family, as I was
from English/Irish, very conservative and quiet, and proper, BUT their family was functional and
mine wasn't, so I bought into that in a big way.