Okay, this is my big complaint about my mother: When I was going to college, my mother said to me, "I always thought that (youngest sister) would be the one that went to college!" I sat there and ate my tongue.
Yeah, I took college prep classes for no reason because when I was 17, my father told me I had 12 months to live at home. Despite the fact that I wouldn't have finished high school yet! (To my mother's credit, she at least got him to let me stay until I graduated.) So, even though I wanted to go to college, I joined the Army instead.
So, she always thought my sister would be THE ONE to go to college?!! Really?!! Huh, I always thought that I would be the one ... until my parents wouldn't even let me live at home and pay my own way through college. ARG!
It took me 26 years to start college, but I did it in 4 years and I was on the Dean's list every single quarter! Thanks, Mom, for telling me that you don't think I'm smart enough or dedicated enough.