The mystery of the boomerang generation

I’ve always thought of myself as a pretty typical kid. As a little girl, I didn’t like wearing dresses, but I liked playing with dolls — I even made clothes for them — as well as hopscotch, jump rope, marble games, and an imaginary game called “House” with the neighborhood boys. (You can guess how that game goes). I could be a little bratty sometimes, with temper tantrums, but for the most part, I wanted to please my parents. So, I went to church diligently and did all the things that other little girls do — respect the elders, prayed to God, did well in school, and hoped for a bright future.

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