- Category: Cake Recipes
- Published on Wednesday, 09 May 2012 20:10
- Written by Lara Landis
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May 13 is Mother’s Day. Anyone who spends time in the Asexual community sees a lot of complaining about how parents do not get Asexuality or they do not understand. Older Aces roll their eyes and simply ignore the complaints. It is not that the older people do not understand the complaints. They made many of the same complaints themselves when they were teenagers. Teen Aces need to know one thing. Parents do not live forever. Even if they find their parents annoying now, everyone eventually faces the death of a parent (unless one dies before their parents do).
The mother of the author of this article died several years ago, after locking herself in her room for several days. Even though her final days were spent in a reality that was separate from the rest of the world, she was sorely missed after her death. The events that led up to the untimely demise would have affected anyone badly.
What happened between the author and her mother is unlikely to happen to other people, and there are certainly other places to go for tales of tragedy. What is important is that no matter how badly she behaved near the end of her life, her death left a void. The pain goes away after a time, but even adults find it difficult to lose someone who is responsible for their presence in the world.
There is a place for the venting of teen Asexuals. It is to be expected and it is part of growing up. The rolling of the eyes on the part of the older Aces is to be expected too. Mother’s Day and Father’s Day should be a chance for people to stop the complaints for a single day. Not every mother and father does a great job of raising children, but unless the younger readers of this site have incredibly bad parents, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day may be a good chance to give parents a small break.