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Bath Times as a Child

Bath Times as a Child

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Published by Terry Collett
A WOMAN RECALLS HER BATH TIMES AS A CHILD IN PARIS WITH HER MOTHER UNLOVING ATTENTION.
A WOMAN RECALLS HER BATH TIMES AS A CHILD IN PARIS WITH HER MOTHER UNLOVING ATTENTION.

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Published by: Terry Collett on Feb 24, 2013
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BATH TIMES AS A CHILD.Bath times as a child werea mixture of joy and fear,Lulu remembers, rubbingher neck dry after her bath,holding her long hair out of the way with her spare hand. You must wash under the armsand your neck and betweenyour legs, her mother said toher as a child, leaning over her,pouring hot water over her head,feeling she was drowning, sheremembers, sitting on the edgeof the bathtub, almost seeingher mother standing there withher usual critique and that wethand slapping her legs or handif she missed an area of skin.Lulu rubs under her arms, raisesher hand upward as if reachingfor the moon or stars. As sheleans forward to rub her feet,pushing the towel between toes,she recalls her putting her feetinto her mother’s lap as she driedthem with harsh rubs, pushedthe towel between toes roughly,causing wittingly or unwittinglythe long after remembered pain.Her mother, hard as granite,with reddened hands and sternstare, cursed in the bed of her final

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