dear mother, my mental health is not a spectator sport.
you do not get to tell me "you need to go to school to learn to be a decent person" when i am too depressed to get out of bed and then brag about my ACT score. it is not your score. it is mine.
dear mother, you do not get to tell me that you are sending me to a psychologist to "learn how to treat other people" and then ask me if i am okay. i am not okay.
dear mother, you do not get to watch me hyperventilate under a bed on a school morning and get angry and then brag to your friends about my GPA. it is not your GPA. it is mine.
dear mother, you do not get to scream at me for "upsetting your household" and order me to take easier classes and then brag to your friends that your daughter took 5 AP classes. yes, that is hard, but you made it harder.
dear mother, you do not get to scold me when, yes, i stayed up all night but didn't finish my work but then brag to your friends about my success. it is not your success. it is mine.
dear mother, you do not get to push me down and then comment on how wonderfully i got back up.
you do not get to cheer me in success and boo me in defeat. i am not a sports team, i am your daughter
dear mother, you are not my mother. you are my fair-weather fan, and yes i am doing well now but i do not have time for autographs.