By mammasboy - United States - Springfield
Today, my mom scolded me and threatened to ground me for coming home past midnight. Normally, it wouldn't be unreasonable, except for the fact that I'm 24 years old, and that my parents live with me, in my own house. FML
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  Codezlol  |  21

I can't believe how many people are saying kick them out lol. IF she was being serious then I'd just have a talk with her. Chances are she was joking around though? I mean who honestly threatens their 24 year old son with grounding. Kick them out? What if they are in a rough spot right now? That would be pretty heartless regardless if she was kidding or not, it's his mom and dad for Pete's sake.

  soccerstar1996  |  18

Why would you kick your parents out? Talk to them, but how ungrateful can you be to the people that raised you, payed for your every little thing, and obviously still care enough to look out for you're well-being? As unnecessary as the whole grounding thing is, at least show a little respect


@47: The "oh, but they raised you" argument is crap. When people have kids, it is a choice. That carries with it an obligation to take care of the child(ren). Don't think that's fair? Well, don't have kids, then.

The kid gets no choice in having parents, and for them to allow the parents to live in their home (quite possibly rent-free) entitles them to the respect of the parents, not the other way around. It's the mother who needs to show respect for her grown offspring. She can always move out if she doesn't like the status quo.

  SMHsohard  |  22

Damn, that's harsh. OP is 24, so the parents are probably late 40s, early 50s tops. OP needs to remind them of the house rules; as a parent, I've had to bite my tongue a few times with my 20 something, and most of the time I've been successful. It's not always easy to realize that your child is an adult who can make their own decisions, but most of us at least try.

  Jemm_fml  |  29

^agree, though I'm around OP's age and my parents are mid-60s. I'd personally never put them in a home but by the time I turned 18 I started asserting my own independence little by little and now my parents know that honor =/= unquestioned obedience. OP should have put in tje aame obedience so this sort of crap wouldn't be an issue.

  baileygirl88  |  8

I agree with 49, to say OPs parents are in their 40s or 50s is pushing it..I'm only a yr older and my parents are in their 60s. Not related to the original post exactly but I did want to add my 2 cents..

  jelly713  |  19

50, you can. Under the 200 seconds, you can press the pencil icon that appears on the upper right hand corner of your posted comment. Then try to edit it immediately after you posted your comment.

  monnanon  |  13

i dont see why 22s second comment has been marked down. most people who are under 25 probably will have parents that are around their 50th year because people are more likely to have kids in their 20s than in their 30s. im 26, my mum is 47 and my dad is 54 and most of my friends have parents around the same age or with the same age gap.

  lorraineald  |  7

I'm 18 and my dad is already 54. I have a friend who's also 18 and her mom is 59. A lot of people are waiting until their 30s to have kids. Don't assume everyone's parents are like your own.

By  oj101  |  33

No matter how old you are, they will always be your parents and authority figure, regardless of the situation.