by Jamaica Kincaid
Mom Timeline and Summary
- Mom gives her daughter a ton of advice, ranging from "sweep out a corner this way" to "don't be a slut."
- Actually, that's about it.
- She goes on for 605 words and totally bowls over her daughter when the poor girl tries to interrupt.
- At the end, Mom is disgusted to find out that her kid hasn't absorbed any of the lessons.