(KAM from Simi Valley, CA)
As a teenager, I admit I'm a bit irresponsible and kind of a slob, but lately I've been increasingly annoyed with my widowed grandmother who insists on going out of her way to drive down and 'help out'. She comes over, despite how many times we tell her to stay home (as she can hardly walk at a normal pace for five minutes without having to stop and catch her breath), and complains that she's got to do all the house work. That's bad enough as it is, but now she's taking it upon herself to tell me and my sister how to dress and act now that we're older, and tries to make all these changes to how our house is put together and run. Now, I love her and respect her, but I just can't stand her sometimes! She raised four kids already, yet she thinks she needs to raise us too and doesn't understand that we'd much sooner take orders from my dad, who is, after all, the one who raised us and is in charge of the house. She just can't understand that we're able to take care of ourselves with out help.