It was 1977. I was 6 years old and my sister was 5. Official Grumpy Cat and Lil Bub Friends Forever shirt My mother had just divorced my father months earlier and married the man she had been having an affair with. We had been living in the “new” house since late August or early September (I don’t remember exactly…I just remember we moved into the house just days before we started the new school year). The house we had been living in prior was sold as part of the divorce settlement. The “new” house was a small, run-down house with 3 rooms and a bathroom with a stand-up shower. It was a huge step down from the beautiful 2-story dutch colonial we had been living in.
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My new stepfather resented my sister and me from the start. Official Grumpy Cat and Lil Bub Friends Forever shirt We were nothing more than another mouth to feed, a body using resources that he had to pay for (such as hot water) and a distraction to our mother which prevented her from giving him 100% of her undivided attention. On the one hand, he hated us but on the other, he was going to be damned if our father got us. He was jealous of our father. He was jealous of my father’s previous relationship with our mother and of our relationship with him. We were the devil’s spawn and he spent the next 8 years letting us know it.