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My Mom is never home - June 3rd 2016, 03:03 AM

So I'm in second year university, going into third this fall, and I'm off for summer break.

My mom is a stay-at-home, but manages to keep busy. She's awesome and I love hanging out with her. I haven't really hung out with my mom for a while, as I was in uni, so I was looking forward to chilling with my mom over the summer.

When I get home, my mother keeps running errands, golfing, and lunching throughout the day, and started sleeping over at her boyfriend's. At first I wasn't phased, but the frequency has gotten higher and higher. She's currently in the house for about 1-3 hours a day.

Normally, this wouldn't be a problem for an 18 year old boy, but while she's gone I have to take care of three dogs and two rats as well as do all of the housework. 5 pets and a house is a lot for one person.

Needless to say, there was a learning curve, but I got through it. What irks me now is the fact that my mom is planning things such as renovations and not telling me then letting me organize and facilitate them all when they show up at the house. Then she comes home and wonders why I'm tired and drained. To top it all off, she's going on a week-long vacation next week.

I want to confront her about staying home to hang out some more, but I'm worried she won't listen to me, or I might say it the wrong way and offend her. Any suggestions on what I should do?

TL;DR Mom isn't home as much as I want her to be. I want to chill with her. How do I say it without offending her?
   
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Re: My Mom is never home - June 3rd 2016, 10:13 PM

Hey there,

I think you should come out and tell her that you want to spend more time with her. I think that if she knew she might be able to plan something with you. Maybe one day out of the week you two could spend a few hours together. It might not be ideal but at least you'd have some time together.

I am unsure if you have been away from home while you have been at University. But, the fact is that as kids become more independent parents end up having to find other stuff to do to manage their time. So, just because you are done with school doesn't mean that your mom is going to have the ability to give up on what she has been doing but she might be able to give you a bit more time if you let her know that you miss spending time with her.


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