Okay, I'm currently living with my parents. I have since 2002, mostly for health and financial reasons. It's been mostly all right, as all right as being around your parents all the time can ever be. I have to say though, my plans to move to Seattle came just in time, because my mother has begun to get under my skin much more this year. It's too bad that every year she gets older she gets more like her mother, my late grandmother, who was a complete and total witch. If I ever begin to get that way, I'm going to beg someone to shoot me and put me out of my misery. Anyway, I'm usually pretty tolerant of her negativity and the way she always has to criticize the way I do everything, but it really spoils Christmas to have someone constantly harping about how much of a bother it is and how this is the last year we're going to go through all this hassle. I mean, I'm doing most of the work, and if you don't feel well, just don't help me! I appreciate the help, but I don't need it, especially if the price for it is to hear how overworked and underappreciated you are!
So okay, I know my job is to give advice, not to vent, but I thought you guys ought to know that you're not alone when it comes to parental issues. Even at 41, mine persist, and I look forward to my move to Seattle more now than ever.