In school my friend’s parents came together to parent conferences. My mom was usually alone for those things and often made excuses why my father was not there. I grew up with my sisters they continue to remind me that they taught me how to walk with bribery of a Tootsie pop. My mother worked so much that myself and my sister barely ever saw her because she was always working or at home asleep. It was not until I was almost a teenager that she was more involved in my
Fitzalbert Lawson English 160 literacy narrative September 16, 2012 Pre-School Before Pre-School My parents have always been extremely involved in my education even before I started going to school. From the moment I could start saying words my parents started to teach me how to read and write. My parents were not raised in America they were raised in another country called Guyana in South America. Guyana is a third world country and my parents grew up with very little. They wanted to come to America to raise a family and they knew the importance of a good education.
I did horrible my freshman year but my mom still managed to discipline me enough after seeing my report card that I went from a 1.8 to a 3.0 student by the end of the year. She did this by enforcing strict discipline. I wasn't allowed to go out and I had to stay home everyday to work on my homework. Society hasn't shaped me, the community I lived in hasn't shaped me, what really made me what I am today is my mom. She shaped me to become what I am today, even though it took many years to make me into what she wanted me to be, she's the one who gave me my mindset to try my best and to always know there's room for
In order to give us a brighter future, my parents and grandparents emigrated from Laos to United States. They moved into many different places before they finally settled in Fresno. During my childhood moments, I remembered going to school every day, not knowing how it will benefit me in the future. I don’t see a reason why I have to go to school besides playing and having fun with my friends. I always lack on my homework and watched movies instead of studying.
I was the only child, so it was fairly quiet around the house. I would come home and sit on the couch and do my homework as my mom occasionally came around to see how I was doing. Whenever I slacked off, she made sure that I got back on the right track and got each part of my work done for school in the morning. Sometimes I would wait until the last minute to do projects for classes. I mainly pushed them off because elementary teachers always wanted some kind of colorful and creative diorama or drawing.
By the age of 15 kids were taught by their parents. From then on girls had to learn how to cook and weave at home because they weren’t allowed to attend school with boys and had little impact on the government. Girls were supposed to be supportive wives and raise the kids. The boys went to school. Based on how wealthy they were, they went to a certain school.
This looked like revenge to me against what I had said before when I was sixteen. My mother wouldn’t listen to what I had to say not even if the topic was forgiveness. I was about to graduate from high school and it seemed like she wasn’t interested, not to mention she didn’t attend the ceremony. Furthermore, I was in my thirty’s teaching English literature at Boston, Massachusetts. My life was busy, but I would always think of my mother.
I have two other sons, Wyatt, aged three years and Austin, whom just turned a year old, at home and a husband who went back to school as well. When my husband, Sam, and Travis are at school, I take care of my younger two boys. Trying to study and do homework and watch them is a challenge as well. We couldn't afford to put them in daycare, so I changed my school schedule to be home during the day with all the kids, and Sam would be home at night with them. With a husband, three boys and school, there really isn't much time left to do anything else.
Let’s call her Lisa. Lisa is a stay at home mom of four children ages 4, 6, 8, and 10. Her husband works two jobs just to keep the household running. The reason Lisa does not work is because of the extreme cost of daycare for the four children. The youngest child is starting school next fall and Lisa is planning on going back to work at that point.