Shirley was feeling very lonely, because Shirley thought she wasn’t going to have anyone to talk to. Once the teacher introduced Shirley, she felt right in with the other kids in her class. Shirley ran home to her mother and father; told them what a great day she had at Brooklyn Elementary School. Shirley and Fourth Cousin were unique in their on special ways. Shirley and Fourth Cousin was their parent’s only child, and they were spoiled growing up.
They make enough money just to get by and support them, but that is about it. In order to buy new clothes or have fun with my friends, I had to get a job when I turned 15 simply because my parents couldn’t afford it. I know it is not their fault, but I feel that starting work at such a young age it also ended my childhood prematurely. “Gail is sharing a room in a well-known downtown flophouse for $250 a week. Her roommate, a male friend, has begun hitting on her, driving her nuts, but the rent would be impossible alone.” (Ehrenreich, 2001:25).
Sally- The vignette entitled Sally stuck out the most to me out of any in the entire book. I could relate and understand this one the most the first time reading it. It is the reason why I like this book. At the part where they talk about her changing directly after school and becoming a different sally so she can go home affected my thinking because it is much like my life in the sense that around your parents sometimes acting the same way as you would around your friends at school is not a good idea. Also I get the feeling Sally is trying to be cool at school and standout since she knows she has to fall in line at home and is not allowed to be individual.
Although many people have told me that the best times of your life are spent in college, I knew I would still miss my friends from high school as we moved on to the next chapter in our lives. Having to move away from home for the first time was going to be the toughest part for me. I had never been away from home for a long period of time. I was suddenly overcome with fear. The feeling of fear began a couple of days after, as I started to think about my future.
In this story a girl named Jesse is used to living alone but one day her uncle and cousins move in but she likes living alone. I choose this theme because even though things are changing in Jesse’s life, she doesn't need to change how she feels about it all. For example in line 43 Rene, Jesse’s cousin, asks Jesse how she feels about everyone moving in. Jesse responds by saying, “Rene, I’ve spent a lot of days, nights, too, wishin’ that things weren’t the way they are. But yeah.
This passage is relatable to my life because although the women are wished luck in certain cultures she can be cast off by her family into a new world in a new house and style of living. A like college life for me I have not been able to ask my parents for help all too often but rather live my life by myself with my own money and experiences. Bateson sat in on a day of preschool for her daughter. While at school she realizes the big culture difference between the groups of humans when the teacher throws away all of the drawings done by the children during their drawing time. This passage shows the huge difference between a cultures that rewards creativity in children to not showing any concern in their creativity at all.
I was impressed because she worked full-time, yet found time for another job, that she had as a part-time. Sometimes at night time, when she was finally coming home, she would leave again to help her husband who was cleaning doctors’ offices at night time, also as a second job. But there is more, she was also extremely active in helping her son and daughter with raising her grandchildren by taking them to their extracurricular classes and having them over for every weekend. Later, I realized that this was just a small piece of what she did, she was always putting an effort on learning something: a guitar playing, insurance broker, accounting, and I am sure there is more that I am not aware of from before. It seemed as long as she would learn and make everyone to wonder, when she came over to me and offered to get into a course for the next three years, well that is how I overcome my self-conscience and went for a part-time into the college and got my Practical Nursing Diploma in a first place and now I look forward to completing my Nursing Degree.
In the fifties, women were supposed to stay home and society gave them no choice about working. A woman’s family structure while growing up helps her make a decision because of the role their mothers played in the household. If the mother works, then the daughter will work, too. On the other hand, if the mother stays home, the woman may be influenced to do the same, even if she went to an elite college. A father has a major role in a girl’s life because, if he wants his wife to stay home and not work, he may want his daughter to stay home, too.
Everything was about Mia, dramatic, lively Mia. Now, everything is still about Mia, but Mia isn't "a bit down" now. She's got acute depression, and no one knows how to fix it and make life for the Spinelli family get back to normal. At her old school her friends dictated who she should be, what she should wear, who she should hang out with. Basically everything down to her taste in music.
Critique of Dr. Sandra D. Wilson’s Theory of Change Liberty University It was the fall of 1998 when my friend Maggie left for college. I was elated because I would not have to witness someone whom I cared deeply for unknowingly express their pain at the expense of others. My parents allowed Maggie to live in our home after discovering she was kicked out of her foster parent’s housing. It was our senior year of high school and I was stunned to learn that my active, outgoing, lovable and energetic friend never had a stable place to call home. Estranged from her real parents, her moving into our home and experiencing true family love I thought would be my dream come true, but it turned out to be my worse night-mare.