Originally Posted by inneedofgrace
Your mom allowed the stepdad to mete out punishment like that??
Sadly, yes. That and much more.
What's really messed up is I didn't fully realize how screwed up that was until my wife asked the same thing a few years ago. The more I told her, the madder we both got about the whole thing.
But like I said, he's no longer with us...and I actually celebrate that day every year.