I Stand Here Ironing

I Stand Here Ironing - foreigner to her. Emily grew up real...

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I Stand Here Ironing The story about Emily’s relationship to with her mother is quite depressing and very sad. I do not think it had to turn out to be the way it did. It is understandable that her mother had to take care of bringing in the money by finding the best paying job that she could, after her husband left her. Her mom was not financial stable, and she continued to have more kids. She was so late to realize how her relationship turned out with Emily and how distant it had became. If she had been around more often, and showed her love and attention the best way she could more often, I do not think their relationship would have been so difficult. I don’t understand how separate boundary of love, and attention between a mother and her kids could just happen unless you allow it to. Emily’s mother came across to me as a young mother who was unaware of what she was doing to her children. Her once beautiful, young, and loving child had become a stranger and a
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Unformatted text preview: foreigner to her. Emily grew up real fast, and was independent enough to be known as the second mom. I found this story to be very interesting, and unusual. The story of how Emily was raised was very disappointing of how she grew up. I loved the part that she realized she could step out of her boundary and try something new like trying out for a play. She finally saw that she could be her own person, and not live it through everybody. This story makes me believe that everyone has their regrets like Emilys mother, but sometimes you just have to go with what life gives you and you have to do what you can and it make the best of it. This is a good short story that I probably would recommend to someone who was raising young children to remind them how important it is to love and spend time with your kids. Emilys mother is a perfect example of how not to treat your children. This story reminds me of how lucky I am to have parents who love me....
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course AMERICAN L 101 taught by Professor Dontknow during the Spring '08 term at North Texas.

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