Anna is angry at her parents. She specifically asked that they rein in the number of birthday presents for her son, but once again they’ve gone overboard.
Sam will admit he had a “difficult” childhood — lots of yelling, spankings, little praise. Now he is reflecting back on those times and feels so angry and sad that he sent them an angry, ranting email and asked them to never contact him again.
We all walk out with something. We all walk out with different memories. Ask your parents about theirs and they’ll talk about that trip to Disney World when you were eight. Ask yourself about that trip and you remember how they scolded you for having a tantrum while waiting in line or not letting you stay up and see Cinderella riding in the parade. Your parents have about two dozen memories of your childhood; so do you, but they are totally different.