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What do you think of when you hear about a single mother raising her three kids Usually people think of a deadbeat mom and low life rebellious kids However in my mothers case you see an independent woman who is confident in her kids and in her job My mother isnt the kind of parent that you would see in the newspaper for killing she was desperate for money or love or too depressed from a divorce to care for us Living in my house as a youngster was rough The holidays were the worst My parent fought about everything from the Christmas tree to the turkey on Thanksgiving Nothing was ever normal in my home The day my parents got divorced was probably the best day in my mothers life It was most likely because she wanted to make my brothers life and mine easier Because we would no longer have to hear the screaming and yelling at three AM about the house not being clean My mother was a happier person when she wasnt fighting with my father And the house was a lot quieterIm sure my mother had been thinking about divorcing my father for sometime But why hadnt she done it when all hell broke loose Or when all the fighting had started That question still burns in my brain I know things would have been worse if they had stayed together My mother and my father were completely wrong for each other My mother was all about organization and my father was just a big mess As for us kids we turned out pretty well Even though some of my childhood years were hard the rest of those times were golden My brothers and I got along with each other very well When my mother was at work my older brother who is about four years older than me took care of my younger brother and I until she got
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