My Mother Let My Appendix Burst
When I was about 8 years old my mother had day care in our home. I got really sick over a couple of days. On the second day I was screaming. She had 12 kids in daycare that day (you could do that back then) and couldn't deal with me. She told me to be quite. For some reason she didn't see fit to call my dad's work and bring him home. My appendix burst and because of it I was in the hospital for 10 days. I remember this story like a sword in my eye. It stands out as the worst examIple of my mother's distant tough-love parenting style that I think really messed me up.