My mum told me if I smiled at boys for too long, I could get pregnant –Carol King

Actress Carol King has revealed that her mum told her if she allowed a boy to smile at her for too long, she will get pregnant. In her word, “It was so bad that she planted that thing in me. I remembered the first time a boy wrote me a love letter in secondary school. I took it home and showed my father because in my mind I felt this boy wants to get me pregnant from the letter.  That was the amount of fear my mum put into me.”

 


What mum told me about boys

It was so bad that she planted that thing in me. I remembered the first time a boy wrote me a love letter in secondary school. I took it home and showed my father because in my mind I felt this boy wants to get me pregnant from the letter.  That was the amount of fear my mum put into me.

But as I became older, I began to understand where she was coming from; I’m the first child and a girl. As I started having children, we now started talking more.  I opened up to her and told her the things she did back then.  She said she did all that because, if I turned out well, my younger ones would too. She also asked me, “if you had failed and I failed with you, what could have happened to your siblings? So, whatever it was that I was doing was for your good.” But really, I believe she did a fantastic job although I would have preferred some kind of moderation.

Best advice from my mum
What she always told me was  that family is everything. All my younger ones will tell you the same thing and you know when push comes to shove, it’s only the family that stands around you. So, that is one lesson I learned from my mum and I can’t forget.

Kate

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2 Responses

  1. Ige favour says:

    What the mother did was right, and also wrong in a way cause the child could get confused

  2. queen says:

    Mothers should stop lying to their daughters about sex. It is wrong.

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