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Christie Strawser Family Code 8/21/2008 The code of my family growing up was very clear. I lived with my dad and my brother. I was expected to respect adults, do my homework as soon as I got home from school. I was expected to ask to be excused from the dinner table. I went to bed at the same time every night, and woke up at the same time every day. We visited my Grandma for Christmas and Easter and attended a Catholic school for 12 years. I was supposed to graduate high school and go away to college with money my dad had saved for me. The older I got the more I questioned the code, and my father, and everything. I moved in with my mom and the code was totally different. I was expected to go to school and come home. That was about it. There was a lot more leniency and a lot less expectations. I didn’t have a bedtime, and I woke up in just enough time to throw on some clothes and run out the door. I was expected to feed myself, and cleaning wasn’t a priority. As long as I was accounted for, my responsibilities were taken care of. I see the drastic differences between the two types of families I grew up in and I
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