THE ROCKWOOD FILES: The Mama Curse
WRITER GETS BIG DOSE OF KARMA
Posted: September 26, 2012 at 4:22 a.m.
Well, I hope you’re happy, Mom. That mama curse you put on me so long ago is now working overtime, and I am, indeed, “paying for my raising.” For those not familiar with this brand of maternal magic, let me explain. The “mama curse” is spewed out at an exasperating child when the mama is at her wits’ end. There are countless variations on it, but the gist of it goes like this: “One day I hope you have a child who acts exactly the way you’re acting right now! Then you’ll know how it feels.” When my mom hexed me, I was young and just rolled my eyes in the charming way children sometimes do. Little did I know that a mama curse doesn’t kick in until decades later.
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