Originally Posted by eilcon
I've been emailing back and forth with my mother all day about various things and her latest message read, "Aren't you supposed to be working?"
That's my mom. Even though I'm well into my 30's, she still takes her job seriously. Gotta love her!
I can RELATE to that!!!!!!!
I have asked my parents many times why they still treat me like I'm a kid and their answer is always the same- because you're our baby and will always be until the day we die or YOU die!
Dad is pretty good about treating me like an adult. He gets on my case about being single still though. He'd always ask "Are you dating anyone?" "Why haven't you found someone out there?" "Maybe you should move back here and find a man HERE..."
Mom is definitely worse though- still has a hard time even though I am now in my 30's!
Let me give you an example of how it goes with my parents..
I have flown a lot more than my mom has (flying home to Utah to visit parents/family, etc) and she still acts like I don't know what I am supposed to do.
Here's a common conversation we have the morning of my flights-when my parents are to take me to the airport for me to go back to MD to my home.
Mom: "Pamela, do you have your ticket?"
Mom: "What about your driver license?"
Dad: "Do you need help with the bags?"
Me: "No dad, I'm fine."
Dad: *taking a bag even though I said I was fine*
Me: "Dad! I said no.. *sigh* Be careful with your back!"
Mom: "Do you need money for the trip?"
Me: "Nooooooo........." *sigh*
Mom: "Do you have something warm to wear on the airplane?"
Me: "Moooommmm...I'll be fine!"
Mom: "What about something to snack on?"
Me: "Mom, I have flown before and know what to do!"
Mom: "Do you need to go to the bathroom before we leave for the airport?"
At that point- I ususally get pretty cranky and give her a look and she quits for a SHORT while.