Monday, October 01, 2007

5 comments:

Amy W said...

My stepdad would always want us to spend time with him and my mom on the weekends, which meant watching stupid movies, which I don't think is spending time together...

Jennifer said...

That's tough. I'm glad you held your own and did what you were going to do anyway.

Sherry said...

yes it's tough in one aspect but in another realize how much your dad loves you and how much he must miss having his family around.
Not too natural to want to just have your physical presence but it has to be security to him, ya think?
You were right to do your own thing of course, I totally agree there. Dad's can't be changed but they sure do have a lot of love built up inside don't they? Well some dad's, I never had the privilege of a loving father.

Shari said...

I know this exact feeling. When I first moved back to my home town I attempted living with my parents. It lasted less than month. It took my dad to reprimand my daughter the way he did me just once and I was gone.

I get along with my parents a heck of a lot better when I don't live with them, and even then we make sure we have "space" when we're getting sick of each other.

Sad but true.

Edie C said...

I don't think any of us really got along extremely well with our parents when we were teenagers. My mother had the hardest time letting go of her 'kids' and accepting them as adults. So much so, that she would spy on me and my boyfriend. Yeah, crazy.

Sorry your trip brought back bad memories. I usually have a hard time with my family when everyone is under one roof. We all get along a lot better when we have our space.

Be thankful for what you and hubby have built together and hope your children never feel like they can't leave the house.