How Do I Get My Mother To Let Me Grow Up?

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Phoebe MadHat Profile
Phoebe MadHat answered
I know this is weird (I'm apparently the same age as you) but it seems parents are more afraid of their 16-18 year olds than anyone else. I guess they think we hone in on OMG WE CAN SMOKE IN SIX MONTHES and start scooting around waiting for it, when in fact we don't even think of it. They look at us and see their babies in an adult body that could easily pass for 21 and therefore get alcohol! We could become prostitutes! We could be having wild orgy sex with pandas! We could-
 
You get my point. It's annoying and there is hardly a way to talk about it without arguing. If you think you can, which I doubt you will, you could ask your mom if later that day you could talk to her in private about something important, nothing emergency. You could say, "Hey, I'm sorry I upset you, I thought I'd checked in, got your permission, was exactly as I said I would be, and I had no idea you wanted me to call that often. After all, when I'm out with sibling #1, you only have him call once, blah blahblah!" In happy fairy land, your mother will go "My god, what a perfect child I have! Here's the family car!" Unlikely, but fun to think about. 
 
Really, other than a miracle time machine that fast forwards six months, your only real option is to try and talk to her about it. Heck, you could write an awkward note about how you respect everything she's done and you love how she glomps on you, but she should really not worry as much. You're cool. No mom glomping.
 
Six months. Six months. Survive.
Debbie Simerly Profile
Debbie Simerly answered
Why was your mom picking you up instead of you driving yourself?  Guess I need a little more info to try to figure out mom's attitude.  But, she should never call you an "a**" no matter what.
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Brandi lol
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my dad refuses to buy me a car because I'm a girl.
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Why does your dad say that girls can't have cars??? And will you be moving out when you turn 18???
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
You should tell her to get off your back you're old enough to handle your business at least you have 6 months left i have 3 years left and turning 18 isn't a big deal from where I live i won't get her off my back till I get married
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Brandi lol
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if you're planning on going to college you can go out of state. that's what i'm doing.
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Anonymous commented
I was thinking about it....but you know what you pushed me and now i'm gonna push my parents to it....they have to say yes no matter what!!!!!!! i am not staying in this freaking town anymore, Thank you!
Omega Wolf Profile
Omega Wolf answered
Just go out anyway. You're going to be 18 soon. Your mom really has no more control of you. Flaunt your independence and torment those who would seek power over you.

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