Anything she deems too sensitive, we must avoid. In her words, what’s the point in talking about something we can’t change? Accept the situation and move on. And yes, I may not know what it’s like to raise three kids on my own, but I won’t be raising mine like this. Not with their tails between their legs. And while it’s not entirely her fault, I still resent her for the part she plays. Of course, she’s much more lenient with Simi and Aisha, but the patterns remain the same. And isn’t all the advice a little too late, anyway? I mean, when I needed a parent to be patient with my curious ways, I was told to man up and not ask too many questions. So why make the effort now? I didn’t need him then, and I sure as hell don’t need you now.