I totally agree about the kids. (and most of the rest, fwiw) I listen to Dr. Laura (well, I used to, when she was on free radio). I am so totally NOT her demographic audience. I don't often tell people that I did that. But every know and then, it's appropriate. I didn't have anything remotely approaching a 'safe' childhood. No, I didn't grow up on the streets of south america, and I am profoundly grateful for that. I still had trauma. Dr. Laura is a fierce fighter for children. (I think she imagines more demons than there actually are, but she fights against real demons) When ever I heard her doing that, it was like someone was reaching back in time, to the kid that I was, and showing me what should have been. It was healing.
go get 'em, mama bear.
Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own...
Robert A. Heinlein
Me: female, bi, (formerly hinge of a vee)
with FirstBoyFriend (FBF)(moderately long-distance)
and no longer with CurrentBoyFriend (CBF)(who lives in the apartment building next door)