11-25-2009, 08:13 AM
Amen on the grounding.
I was spanked, smacked across the mouth, and I turned out better for it. I was never really mouthy until I was eight (and believe me, I was god awful. XD) but I quickly stopped.
Word of note: My dad never disciplined me except for maybe two or three occasions; usually it was my mother who did it. For some reason, quite a few people think that if a girl is hit by her father as a child (even if she was being a horrible brat) she'll begin to associate "abuse" with love.
To be honest? I sure as hell don't.
I stare at the girl in the mirror: T-shirt, torn up jeans, no beauty queen.
But the way that you see me, you get underneath me, and all my defenses just fall away, fall away.
I am beautiful with you, even in the darkest part of me. I am beautiful with you;
Make it feel the way it's supposed to be!
You're here with me: Just show me this and I'll believe I am beautiful with you!