I have always had a veiw of mothers as nurturing and caring people. In these stories it has put motherhood to the test. Like in the story "First Born" I just wanted to cry the whole time i was reading that story. That mother made me just want to stangle her. How can a person just care about only one of her children. She gave birth to all three not just one. Yes maybe your other two children might not be the perfect children but that shouldnt make a parent love their child any less. Also with her loosing her son in the end that mother in my opinion like i said in class got what she deserved. She should have treated her kids the same and she would have had two shoulders to cry on instead of none. This piece was very hard for me to read becuase i could never imagine my life without my mother caring about me and my sister the same. This for any child would be devistating.