My mother tends to put me in situations where I need to act the parent. In short: I hate this! She emailed me the other day asking me to have a "talk" with my brother (who is 12 yrs. old) about bringing his friends over uninvited. I have yet to respond because I am not quite sure what to say. They both live in Chicago while I live way over on the west coast so it isnt like I can just walk over and tell him to knock it off. Not to mention I just dont feel like it is my place to do so. I guess I brought this on myself because when he was younger I was the one who did most of the discipline and raising. She is a single mother who had to work to support us and wasnt always there. There is no father figure that she can turn to. I just dont think calling him and talking to him will make a difference since I am not there on a regular basis. She also goes on in the email how she hates it where she lives and wishes that she could be out here with me. This also irked me. A few months ago we had planned to move her out here. I found an apartment for her and even had a moving company come out and provide an estimate. She didnt lift a finger - I did all the running around. I was even going to fly over for a weekend to help her pack. Then a few weeks before the move date I noticed her getting hesitant about the details. So I asked her if she still wanted to do this. She ends up telling me that she wants to stay where she is. :censor: Essentially all the work I did was for nothing. Now I am so annoyed I dont even want to call her or respond to the email. It isnt worth me getting angry and telling her to step up and be a parent. I really dont want to hear about how much she hates it either since she had the chance to live out here. Anyways...Sorry about the ranting again.