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    Quote Originally Posted by soggycats22 View Post
    I am so confused. My sister keeps telling me how mature and grown-up her 23 year daughter is compared to most people her age and (older - I think she means me sometimes)..because she is saving up for her next big overseas trip. My sister feels this has matured her considerably.And yet...........she still 1) Packs her suitcase/bag when she goes away on holidays (even if it is to another state). 2) Still phones Restaruants to advise them of daughter's food allergy. 3) Still takes her to the Disneyland movies - they have Saturday date days where they enjoy Disney movies and breakfast together.4) helps her find places to rent(she doesn't live at home). 4) Helps her buy clothes(picks them out!)What were you doing at age 23? Do your parents still play a big part in your decision making? I am just curious. By age 17-18 my parents had left me to make a lot of my own decisions/choices.

    Just realized I'm the same age as the niece & I'm living on my own in a separate state from my mother (thankfully) standing on my own 2 feet raising 2 children & have been out of home since 14& renting & parenting on my own since I was 15

    I wish I had someone to do those things for me.(like my BIL & his gf) This whole not having a helicopter parent to parent me as an adult child sucks lol.

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    I best go read the OP because "my sister is treating her daughter like a child" sounds funny.

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    Oh right, the daughter is 23. Now it makes sense!

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    ,Mums never stop being mums, no matter what age their kids are.

    My mum still does stuff for me. Sometimes im too scared to call people ive never called before (appointments and so on) so she calls for me. Sometimes im too scared to go places alone and she comes with me.


    I m 30 in a couple of weeks.


    My mum is only a holiday atm for 3 weeks and i feel like my limbs have been chopped off. If dh wasnt home on school holidays id be 100 times worse than i already am atm..


    I am mature. I just have extra needs and my mum steps in to help me because she loves me.


    Whats the big deal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zombie_eyes View Post
    ,Mums never stop being mums, no matter what age their kids are.

    My mum still does stuff for me. Sometimes im too scared to call people ive never called before (appointments and so on) so she calls for me. Sometimes im too scared to go places alone and she comes with me.


    I m 30 in a couple of weeks.


    My mum is only a holiday atm for 3 weeks and i feel like my limbs have been chopped off. If dh wasnt home on school holidays id be 100 times worse than i already am atm..


    I am mature. I just have extra needs and my mum steps in to help me because she loves me.


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    Awwwww your mum is so nice, my mum forced me to start making my own phone calls when I was about 18! Wish she was still doing it for me now. I know what you mean about missing them, even on days when I wouldn't usually see my mum, I miss her SO much when she's away because I know that if I wanted to go see her, I couldn't!

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    I do most of them now, but sometimes its just too overwhelming! I know what you mean tho, my mum isnt even in the country atm. Its really hard >_< she is fb msg me tho every day so at least i have that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zombie_eyes View Post
    ,Mums never stop being mums, no matter what age their kids are.

    My mum still does stuff for me. Sometimes im too scared to call people ive never called before (appointments and so on) so she calls for me. Sometimes im too scared to go places alone and she comes with me.


    I m 30 in a couple of weeks.


    My mum is only a holiday atm for 3 weeks and i feel like my limbs have been chopped off. If dh wasnt home on school holidays id be 100 times worse than i already am atm..


    I am mature. I just have extra needs and my mum steps in to help me because she loves me.


    Whats the big deal?
    You said everything I have been thinking since reading this thread, and what you have is very much what I have with my Mum. My mum also happens to be one of my best friends, I'd hate for people to think I was any less mature at 27 for the relationship I have with my Mum...

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    I have a 14 year old and don't do these things for her

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    I'm 32 and live a few hours away from my mum, but we talk most days. If she lived nearby we'd hang out a lot. I'm married with 1 child, have lived overseas and all that (none of which makes me mature, I know plenty of immature parents/travelers/etc) but it's still nice when mum does things for me. She enjoys helping so I don't see an issue - its win-win! When she visits she cooks things for our freezer, helps around the house etc. DHs mum sometimes does DHs washing & ironing because she really wants to help out and washing is her thing.

    I just don't get why people think there's an age cutoff where you're not supposed to 'need' your mum anymore.

    Also, I help mum with things that she's not so great at too so it works both ways.

    OP - be happy for them that they have a great relationship. While some of it might sound over the top to you it's really about what works for them.

    Oh and I love animated movies!!!

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