“Das verstehst du noch nicht, du bist ja noch so klein . . . ”
(This you cannot understand yet, you are still too young for this . . . )
This is one of my earliest memories about how Mum would have talked to me. However, Dad would never have talked to me like this. This is how I remember it anyhow. Dad always tried to explain everything to me.
When I was sixteen, I had the chance to meet my Dad for a few hours. He told me that Mum had divorced him . Didn’t she tell you this, he asked me. As a matter of fact, no, she had not bothered to let me know anything about the divorce! In the end I think I told myself that she probably meant well, that she just did not want me to get upset! Was I upset then? My word, I was. When I was young and still living with my mother, I could never adjust to the way Mum treated me. No matter how well she meant, she managed to upset me very, very often in lots of ways!
The same kind of being extremely upset I do experience when politicians in power deliberately keep things from the electorate or spread outright lies!!