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    From the little information you've given, then no.
    I'm incredibly independant. Always have been and always will be. My Mum tries to do some of these things when she gets the opportunity (Packing bags, allergies, etc), and I'd let her if she was better at bag packing than me but she's not. She also has absolutely horrendous fashion
    I think the disney date with breakfast sounds wonderful. I'm 23 and still love Disney movies and wish I had that kind of relationship with my Mum.

    I think a better question would be to ask yourself why this bugs you so much? Does their relationship actually hurt anyone? I imagine if she's lived out of home for a while she's actually pretty independent and just sometimes likes being taken care of by her Mum and really, who doesn't like feeling like they're being taken care of sometimes?

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    Does her daughter find it an issue? That's all that matters.

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    At 23 I bought a oneway ticket to London, in a time before Skype and iPhones so prob spoke to mum only a handful of times, even though we are close.....I came home at 30 and she does more for me now in mid-30s than any other age. Maybe I'm immaturing as I get older
    Some mums just can't help but be involved.
    I think it's sweet

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    When I was 23 I had moved out of home, moved interstate, partnered, had a baby, moved interstate a second time and was pregnant with baby 2 before I was 24.

    I'm really cosy with my mum, but she doesn't need to do anything for me.

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    I have learnt (aaaaaand I'm probably as old as the OP) that its different strokes for different folks.

    It's not what *I* would be doing for a 23yo, especially as my 9yo packs her own suitcase for travelling and my 12yo sorts out his own haircuts and dentist appointments etc - but if your niece is happy, and your sister is happy I truely wouldn't worry about how their family works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennaisme View Post
    I think a better question would be to ask yourself why this bugs you so much? Does their relationship actually hurt anyone?
    I agree, and can't help but notice this is a bit of a theme in your threads. Different people do things differently, and it probably works for them. With your worries about your brother overseas, your SIL and the kid's discos, friends not saying hi at the supermarket, it feels like you're putting a lot of energy into worrying about what other people are doing. Why?

    I understand you want the best for your family, I just get the sense that you're worrying yourself with things that don't have to be your problem.

    ETA: Another thought - I'm not sure that starting various threads asking us to be judgmental of other parents is really a good thing....
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    If the mother and daughter are happy then why does it matter? They aren't things I would do, but that's just me.

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    At 23 I was a married mother of two with 1 mortgage! So no, my Mother wasn't a big part of my decision making at that time and she never really was. I don't have a full on relationship with my Mother. I see her 2-4 times a month and that's it, really.

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    I'm 38 and would love my mum to do any of these!

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