It was a simple text this morning asking where mom draws the line with her daughter’s boyfriend… that’s what one mother wanted to know. Her daughter insists on always bringing her boyfriend to everything…yet having the mom pay! So, that’s what The Mike & Carla Morning Show wanted to find out…where do you draw the line?
So, that’s what was brought up this morning in hopes of helping this mother-daughter relationship. You can imagine how a lot of parents replied. Most of them said that you have to draw the line ASAP! Mike O’Brian, father of two daughters, had no problem drawing the line early with his two girls. It’s not that you don’t like the kid, you just have to be fair to your family.
“We need to draw the line with the daughter’s boyfriend!”
Now keep in mind, we’re talking about a daughter who is 25 and living on her own. They have only been dating for a year. It’s not so much him coming to everything as we come to find out, he’s not offering to chip in when the bill comes. You at least have to offer to pay the tip right?
One woman gave a nice solution, if she extends the invite, then it’s fine. If not, then it’s “family” time. Oh, and when your seated for dinner out, if you haven’t already, draw the line right then and there. Some people thought the line should be drawn when the invite is extended.
But if you’ve been in this situation, where is it that you draw the line with boyfriends and/or girlfriends? As we said before, it’s not like you don’t want them around, but there needs to be some sort of guidelines in place. Like any other situation, when you go out to dinner or on a vacation, who’s paying for what?
Check out the segment from this morning and see if most listeners were on point…and enjoy!