We Can’t Believe Our Eyes

, , , , | Related | October 8, 2020

I’ve gone to visit my biological mother who lives in another state, because she has just given birth to twins. I moved out when I was fifteen to live with my father after a series of conflicts where my main complaint was that she didn’t pay attention to who I was. She denies this.

A few days after I get there, we have the following exchange.

Mother: “All my kids have blue eyes. I was really hoping that one of the twins would have brown eyes like me.”

Me: *Shocked* “Mom… I have brown eyes.”

Mother: “Really?” *Looks at my eyes* “Ooh, yeah, you do. You know how some mothers gaze lovingly into their kids’ eyes after they are born? I guess not me.” *Laughs*

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