statute of limitations
This post over at Rachel’s and she says she and her sister still have the same battle “Mom loved you more” after years and years and it hit me, this is going on with families all over. It goes on with my family. Grown adults slamming each other with age old wounds as glamorous as “Oh yeah well you broke my Tonka truck!” Which is preposterous. So listen. We NEED a statute of limitations here.
Let’s start with “Mom loved you more.” Okay, that one gets a ten. For ten years you get to bitch about that. Then you have to stop it. The statute of limitations is up.
And for broken Tonkas? I know that is grief but seriously, that only should get a two. Maybe three. How is that? Three years for a busted Tonka. I call that fair.
[No one really broke a Tonka, well okay my cousins did they had a Tonka graveyard but not my Tonka that is just an example.]
Natch, there are crimes against family that just are capital crimes and have no statute of limitation. Just like with law, there are not a lot of those, but there are a few. Sleeping with your sibling’s husband or wife is a capital crime and has no statute of limitations. Sleeping with your child’s husband or wife, ditto. And molesting anyone in your family, well no statute of limitations and also your family member gets to throw rocks at you in a pit for 36 hours and however that turns out is how it turns out. That is just fair. But the rest of it?
Let’s put some limitations on these sibling griefs otherwise with the strides we are making in rejuvenation and medicine we are going to have ninety year olds boxing each other over who mom loved best.