So, I was deeply brainwashed when I was a child.
Like, everything. There are starving kids in Africa, so I was 300lbs. in high school.
I’m not going to get into it, but it was so complete, that I deal with it, even today.
For example, my parents raised the five of us on this chant:
God is good: All the time,
All the time: God is good.
I was dedicated as a child, and I was discipled at 10. They had me ear marked to be a pastor’s wife. I went to seminary, the School of Ministry at Calvary of Albuquerque.
So, even now, when something in my life goes awry, my knees hit the floor, and I beg an invisible man in the sky for mercy. It’s ridiculous, and I fight against it, but it’s hard. It’s INGRANED. I’m deeply brainwashed.
So, I’m working on my own version of Stockholm syndrome. By witch, I mean, I have two kids.
Now, I’ve never felt good about endowing them with a faith that I’m completely unsure of, so they believe only in our abilities. We pretend that we have a little pirate ship, we call it the Poisoned Feather, and, our family chant goes like this:
I am Captian: We are crew,
I am Captain: We are crew!
And, that is how I get the bathroom cleaned, you guys.
I'm Jane Malone.