Mothers look after us and care for us, and sometimes it seems to us that they are always nagging, although we learn later, if not at the time, that they are really (in their mind at least) doing it for our own good.
But sometimes as we get older and are indeed old enough to take care of ourselves, Mothers still intervene in our lives – and often WAY TOO MUCH!
This is one such story about a nagging Mother seeking too much control over her daughter’s life…
Hi Mom. Can I leave the kids with you tonight?
You’re going out?
With a friend.
I don’t know why you left your husband. He is such a good man.
I didn’t leave him. He left me!
You let him leave you, and now you go out with anybody and nobody.
I do not go out with anybody. Can I bring over the kids?
I never left you to go out with anybody except your father.
There are lots of things that you did and I don’t.
What are you hinting at?
Nothing. I just want to know if I can bring the kids over tonight.
You’re going to stay the night with him?
What will your husband say if he finds out?
My “EX” husband! I don’t think he would be bothered. From the day he left me, he probably never slept alone!
So you’re going to sleep over at this loser’s place?
He’s not a loser.
A man who goes out with a divorced woman with children is a loser and a parasite.
I don’t want to argue. Should I bring over the kids or not?
Poor children with such a mother.
Such as what?
With no stability. No wonder your husband left you.
Don’t scream at me. You probably scream at this loser too!
Now you’re worried about the loser?
Ah, so you see he’s a loser. I spotted him immediately.
Wait! Don’t hang up! When are you bringing them over?
I’m not bringing them over! I’m not going out!
If you never go out, how do you expect to meet anyone?
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