As an adult, do your parents still make you so mad you could just spit *rant* - The Horse Forum
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post #1 of 28 Old 03-22-2013, 10:31 AM Thread Starter
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Angry As an adult, do your parents still make you so mad you could just spit *rant*

The other night, I was leading two of my horses back to the pasture after their workout and my cell phone went off. I ignored it till I got them in the pasture and when I was done realized it was my mom calling my from PA. We live in GA and are 750 miles away. I call her back and she asks if I had gotten my birthday card and check (she always send me a check for my birthday) I said yes, and thanked her for it and apologized for missing her call but that I was leading the horses back to the pasture and had my hands full. Her comment really got me cause she said "Oh, you have horses now, that just what you need, they are expensive to take care of. As long as I am not paying for them though, you can do what you want." In her snippy voice that she used to use when I was a kid. I am almost 38 years old, have been married for 18 years, have not asked her for any financial help YEARS. My husband and I both have full time, decent paying jobs, and the horses are an enjoyment for us and our children. I bit my tongue cause I wanted to say your grandkids are wayyyyy more expensive then the horses, yet you aren't gripping because I had them! She is one of the main reasons why my husband and I never moved back to PA after he got out of the military!!!!
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post #2 of 28 Old 03-22-2013, 10:34 AM
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My parents keep asking me when I'm going to have kids even though I've been saying since I was like 14 and finally figured out that you didn't HAVE TO have kids (I was always told that its what people just did), that I didn't want any.

I'm happier with my horse.
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My parents have no idea I have a horse, and I'm keeping it that way.
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post #4 of 28 Old 03-22-2013, 10:51 AM
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the first year, my mom completely HATED the fact that i had a horse. she just couldnt understand it. Then i rode Annie to her house, first time she'd seen me on a horse in 2 years. he was like, oh, neat.

a couple months later she came t ee annie and i doing some drill team stuff, and was impressed.

now she brings my little brother out to ride once a week, like i did when i was his age. :) he rides abby, and my mom has stopped complaining now that ive owned my mare completely on my own for three years.


doesnt mean she doesnt pull the same stuff when it comes to other things. "well, adrienne you wouldnt have such a problem with your wood floors if you didnt............." yes momma. i totally feel ya, good on ya for biting your tongue.
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Big deal. There will come a time when you will wish you could hear her snippy voice...
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post #6 of 28 Old 03-22-2013, 11:02 AM
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Big deal. There will come a time when you will wish you could hear her snippy voice...

This couldn't be more true.

My parents live about 650 miles away. I make sure to call them 3-4 times a week to make sure they're okay and just to hear their voices, even if that means being asked the same questions over and over again (in the same conversation). They don't agree with everything I do and let me know about it, but I'm an adult and they no longer make my decisions for me. I do this beacause I know there will come a time when I won't be able to do that and I dont want to look back and and feel bad about not taking the extra time to call.
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post #7 of 28 Old 03-22-2013, 11:08 AM Thread Starter
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@wetrain and faceman,
Don't get me wrong, I love my mother and will miss talking with her when she moves on to a better place, but sometimes she really just grinds my gears. I just needed to get it off my chest and see if other people still have to do the "eye roll" and say "yes mother". Now, my husband's parents are the direct opposite. They enjoy hearing aobut the horses and getting pictures of them.
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This couldn't be more true.

My parents live about 650 miles away. I make sure to call them 3-4 times a week to make sure they're okay and just to hear their voices, even if that means being asked the same questions over and over again (in the same conversation). They don't agree with everything I do and let me know about it, but I'm an adult and they no longer make my decisions for me. I do this beacause I know there will come a time when I won't be able to do that and I dont want to look back and and feel bad about not taking the extra time to call.
I couldnt agree more.
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post #9 of 28 Old 03-22-2013, 11:16 AM
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I try not to get mad any more, that came along with a bit of age on me.
I sure don't understand them sometimes.
And they sure can make me want to beat my head against the wall, and yes even spit.

But I honestly don't know what I would do without their undying love and support.
I am lucky about the horses though, Mom has always been an equestrian and Dad always knew there was nothing he could do about it.
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post #10 of 28 Old 03-22-2013, 11:22 AM
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I'm lucky, I live about 3 miles from my mom and work for her boarding kennel(and will run it when she retires or worse) and my horses are boarded for free on her property, which is right next door to work and to make it even better, if I ever don't have money for horse feed(hey, she could give me a raise lol) she will buy it and take it out of my check, sometimes she will split it between 2 checks. I have one horse that is my sole responsibility, she has a horse and then there is Blue, who she bought for me when I was 12 so we sort of split his costs(although she pays most of it, I buy the extras he needs to stay healthy in his greatly advanced age). I am well aware of how lucky I am. She also does the AM feeding and I do the PM feeding
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