Sure, you turned out pretty good, but is there anything you wish had been different about your childhood?
I think we all have something about our childhood that was different. One thing is that I wish that I was not one of 7 children. I am a middle child and a Sagittarius. I remember having family meetings and one time we were all asked who was eating all of the Twinkies? No one stood up, so even though I did not do it I confessed. It was horrible the punishment as well as taking the blame for something I never did. As a kid I didn’t know better. I wish I did. Other than that I wish I did not break my mother’s vase or the counsel in our station wagon. I had to make money to pay her back and feel awful at the same time. I grew up in an Irish Catholic Family where we all obeyed our parents. Yes, all Catholic schools with nuns, and weekly church! I felt like it was shoved down my throat. I hated it. I was not allowed to drink pop/soda so now as an adult I drink plenty of it. I hated going to school, did not have friends – more of a loner. I was the odd ball rebel.
I wish schools prepared kids for checking accounts, cooking, more of that sort of real life issues. Either way, despite all of that, I turned out to get my BA Degree and get all A’s. I no longer feel I have to prove myself to my parents or anyone else, but I love challenges and going above and beyond in all job duties.