Let me start by saying I love Khloe more than anything. She is my first born. She is the reason I jumped headfirst into the life of motherhood. I would do anything for her or to keep her safe. I would give no thought to jump in front of a runaway vehicle, block a bullet or maybe even kill if someone was to harm her. She is my flesh, my blood, my daughter. This post was very hard to write. I’ve had parts of it written for some time and I finally decided to post it.
You might be thinking, what kind of mother is she talking about? I am talking about the mother that coddles, dotes upon and treats the baby or babies different than her older children. You know the mother I am talking about. The one you see in the store whose young children are running around and acting crazy, but the older child is to blame because she wasn’t watching them or she did something that made them go crazy. She might just be following quietly and being well behaved, but it is still her fault. The child that craves her mother’s attention. Wants nothing more than to be treated the same way her younger siblings are treated.This is the mother I grew up seeing in not one, but two generations. My mother is one of five children. She is the middle child and only girl. Growing up her younger two brothers did nothing wrong. They were the the babies and they were treated as such. I watched as they constantly let my Omi down, but never had any consequences. If my mother were to have to cancel plans my Omi would flip out on her, but her younger brothers could cancel within minutes of their plans or not show up and nothing was said or done. They could probably break into her house, steal anything of value and beat on her and she would be fine with it. As I understood it better into my pre-teen and teen years I hoped my mother wouldn’t follow her mother’s example. I ached for my mother to get the love and attention that her two younger brothers got. Her older brothers always did their own thing and were not around much by the time I was this age, so I am not sure if they also got treated just as poorly or not.