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at what age is it resonable

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Bobtanian Report 16 Jul 2008 23:58

in My case when they finally married!!

the girl one at 22.the son at 28 ish



Elizabeth Report 16 Jul 2008 23:31

When you are dead and buried!

*Helen S

*Helen S Report 16 Jul 2008 23:26

Nothing to do with the subject my 16 year old would say to me Random!
Soz for moving off topic and stalling your thread.

*Helen S

*Helen S Report 16 Jul 2008 23:12

My 6 year old said today that she would be the last one left at home cos she's the youngest, I said, no, I doubt it, it'll likely be her brother (who's 10) who'll be the last at home and that we'll likely have to move house when he's at work. Son took it very well, just said, Huh, when I was going to give you lots of my money too.

***Julie*Ann***.sprinkling fairydust***

***Julie*Ann***.sprinkling fairydust*** Report 16 Jul 2008 22:42

they don ttho do they as a rule
the door is on a pendulum


DIZZI Report 16 Jul 2008 22:41


***Julie*Ann***.sprinkling fairydust***

***Julie*Ann***.sprinkling fairydust*** Report 16 Jul 2008 22:15

lol thats so true my daughter thinks shes mam to me at times i sure of it

i so psycic see i knew you need the advice too,

son has obviously took on board what ive been saying cos tonight hes comehome from work and had tea, tidyed his room and brought his g/f back here, they sat in living room watching tv


Maria Report 16 Jul 2008 22:08

Maggie I don't want to worry you but my mum's 76 (and dad's 83) and me & sis haven't let go yet. So you have a fair way to go yet. Somebody has to be the adult around here lol.

Maria x x


maggiewinchester Report 16 Jul 2008 22:04

LOL Maria - I think my daughter does too!!
When I go out (usually to my sisters) I have had her phoning me up at 5pm asking approximately when I'll be home as she wants to watch a CD on the TV and don't want me walking in half way through saying I want to watch something else!!
They (she & fiance) had a T V in their room, but took it out.



Maria Report 16 Jul 2008 21:59

I think when they're about 60.


Maria x

Cumbrian Caz~**~

Cumbrian Caz~**~ Report 16 Jul 2008 21:58

Julie love,

This is so relevant to me. eldest is 19, second one almost 18,

Younger son comes in at 4 am on sat, we arent sure if its ok but havent kicked up a fuss as he works hard all week,

Caz xxx


SallyF Report 16 Jul 2008 21:57

I reckon by the time they're 40 then a house key may be in order. ;)


Kate Report 16 Jul 2008 19:24

We never know when my sister is coming home or not (when we are left to look after the house, if she is in late or doesn't tell me what time she will be in, I still get told off by her if I set the house alarm!) but since a couple of weeks ago (when Mum and Dad found out she'd been a bit . . . creative with the truth at work and used it to get time off, shall we say?) my mum is really fed up with her and has decided now that the alarm goes on when everyone goes to bed whether my sister is in or not. (She is nearly 22, though.)

But when my mum and dad are away and I am looking after the house (sister usually disappears off and does her own thing) I can't get to sleep unless I know she's in! (Although it rarely occurs to my sister to ring to say if she'll be in or not.)

***Julie*Ann***.sprinkling fairydust***

***Julie*Ann***.sprinkling fairydust*** Report 16 Jul 2008 19:19

its so hard tho isnt it,

i even told hubby off cos he told son he gets it in neck in work if im not kept informed,
i said which would you rather i left it till next day to say oh and by the way our son never came home last night,

he shut up then


maggiewinchester Report 16 Jul 2008 19:08

My youngest is 25 and sometimes stays here, sometimes with her fiances parents. If she goes out, I like to know:
a) if she will be home
b) what (approximate) time I am to expect her!!

This is because, while she is expected home, I can't lock the door and I want to know whether the voices I hear downstairs are her or intruders!!!

I think it's just good manners. Likewise, if I go out for the day and expect to come back in the wee small hours I let her know - so she doesn't lock me out!!!

***Julie*Ann***.sprinkling fairydust***

***Julie*Ann***.sprinkling fairydust*** Report 16 Jul 2008 19:07

thanks maggie
our daughter pushed us to the limit
and further,
but our sons always been cooperative, he tell us where he is when he be home, but now hes reached 17 its like im suddenly infirm,
and he has all the knowledge,
bless him,
i shout becareful as he goes out
i text becareful,
i even say it to daughter when she goes anywhere with her little girl, she says do you think i wouldnt look after her,
thats not what its about is it guys


Kay???? Report 16 Jul 2008 19:06

when he switched his phone off,,maybe because he knew come 11--12 you would be on his case,,,just trust him to be sensible and dont cramp his style,,as long as he knows he can get when ever after hours should he need hes cool with that,,,,,,,,,,,


chrisa Report 16 Jul 2008 19:05

I don't think you're being overprotective.

I think it's pefectly reasonable to expect a call or text to let you know he's ok or when he's heading home.

♥ Kitty the Rubbish Cook ♥

♥ Kitty the Rubbish Cook ♥ Report 16 Jul 2008 19:04

I don't think you are being overprotective at all................wouldn't you be the same if you couldn't contact your OH when he was out?

It's sensible for anyone to let the family know roughly what time they will be home..............and good manners.

***Julie*Ann***.sprinkling fairydust***

***Julie*Ann***.sprinkling fairydust*** Report 16 Jul 2008 19:03

i used to worry with our daughter, but not as much as i have with him,

ive told him with all the trouble you hear on news i want to know hes ok