Sitting Like a Lady

  When I was growing up, my mom taught me to "sit like lady": shoulder up, back straight, legs crossed at the knee.  Sitting like that showed that you were polite and proper and grown up.  I wanted to be all those things so I learned to sit that way- until recently. 
  Now that I'm living on Ebeye and in a Marshallese environment everyday, I've started doing some things the way they do, and Marshallese ladies don't sit with their legs crossed.  When you sit, your legs are straight out in front of you, knees closed.  It's taking some practice but I'm getting the hang of it.  I know that Earth and I will stand out here no matter what we do but there's nothing wrong with trying to fit in a little bit.


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