I'm quite close with my mom. She calls just about every other day just to chat and vent about her job. If I'm busy, I won't answer but I usually call her back when I get some time. We do go places together and sometimes she drops by for an hour. I don't think this is that bad but apparently I'm in the minority. DH thinks its ridiculous, but his mom is BSC and drives everybody nuts. Another friend of ours has a mom who behaves like a college kid (changing boyfriends many times, getting drunk every week and going home with guys, etc) and told me that she "doesn't get" how I can talk to my mom so much.
DH and I got into a disagreement today because he planned on us doing something all day. I told him I had housework to do, and he told me I should have been doing it yesterday instead of spending all day with my mom. I don't get what is so bad about spending time with my family. My mom and I just chat or hang out like friends would. She doesn't run my life or dictate what we do, she just hangs out. Does anyone else find this weird, or maybe do any of you spend time with your family like this?