I need to move out of the parents house to give us all our freedom back.
There happens to be an underlying universal law that some how dictates your mother must watch over your affairs and help you out.
Which is unnecessary in an adult’s life.
If anything, the kids do the pampering at this stage.
Because of this universal law found in parent/child relationships, even though my mother was told “not to wash my clothes” she still feels an obligation to help her child out.
Unfortunately, the “helping” has its drawbacks that universal law-makers should be aware about.
“This is yours,” said mom. She pushes a small plastic bag full of unidentifiable garbage in it.
“I don’t know how I missed it going into the laundry,” she says.
“Is it important?”
I try to make sense of the freshly washed paperwork.
“Yep,” I say, “I was looking for those blue prints to my new place, so I could put down flooring.”
This is not a big deal in terms of destroyed papers, but it was something that could have been completely avoided had the universal laws of mothering not kicked-in.
Considering my mother, she probably fretted and worried unnecessarily for a couple of days.
I like being close to my folks, but being too close has its downsides.
Editor note: Overall, mom, if you ever hear about this website, I DO appreciate the behind the scenes work in effort to help your kid thrive. I’ve been super busy with work and businesss, so you helped keep me rolling clean.