My mother still refuses to believe me
It frustrates me to no end. My mother in particular was very scornful, snapping at me that if I was telling the truth then why haven't I gone to the police. I pointed out to her that if my own mother doesn't believe me than why should I expect the police to? It's my word against his. She just kept making rude disbelieving comments to me, which really made me sad. Then she demanded (for the first time ever) that I give her all the specifics. However I refused to do so, as it was obvious that she wasn't asking because she cared, but rather because of skepticism. I didn't even bother to relive the memories with her, what would be the point?
She just kept making it all about her. Finally, she dismissed me because she wanted to read a book. I returned to my room and just reflected on the conversation for a while before coming to a conclusion. I don't care if she believes me, it certainly isn't the first time she's let me down. But as a mother myself, I could never treat my child that way. It;s my job to protect her and cherish her. It's too bad MY mother doesn't feel the same way about HER children.