Originally posted by mjlrn97
Would you want to? Why or why not, and what would you have done differently?
Answer to your first question is NO!!!
Answer to your second question is because childhood was "ugly" for the most part for me. I always felt like my parents' "fourth mistake" since I'm their fourth child. Actually, their FIFTH mistake if we count them gettng married in the first place.
Answer to your third question: The things I would have done differently is I probably would have gone ahead and given myself permission to have a long overdue mental/emotional breakdown and get committed as a child into a facility that would have recognized my need to be placed in a "nice fostercare home". I soooooooo wanted to be loved by my parents, yet I never felt their love.
I made sure my daughters "felt" my love was real for them. We are very close today because I literally grew up with them. Their childhood was my childhood.
So........being able to be a child again would NOT be something I would jump up and down about unless I had some really neat parents who made me feel special.