I have to say that having my daughter out of the house has been the best thing going for our relationship. She still tries to take advantage of me and gets upset when I don't give her what she wants, but I can always just take her home when that happens. Last weekend, a friend of mine, my daughter and I (her boyfriend was supposed to join us but "forgot" to ask for the day off) went and watched the space shuttle launch. It was a pleasant drive and the time waiting was spent just being together. At first, she was sulky because we had leave so early to find a parking space. She would have preferred to just drive to some beach. Ultimately, though, she was happy to spend the day with me (she more or less ignored my friend -- considered him lazy [he is lol]). We bbq'd, talked, read, chatted. She's still having major issue with her roomie, still very much into religion and thinks she's in love with her boyfriend that she's known a whopping two months and dated for one. I did have to tell her if she says she is going to pray for me one more time I'm going to have quit speaking to her. I really don't need a sanctimonious, self-righteous barely out of her teens wiseacre implying my life is not good enough and needs her prayers. argh!!!! Her sense of entitlement is still out of control but I've learned how to ignore that. I have to bite the inside of my mouth to not laugh as she complains about her roomie not helping clean the house, not having his share of the money, borrowing money from her, etc. At one point, she must have seen this on my face and actually said, "I know! Now I understand why you would get so upset." That did it, I thought I'd die laughing. All in all, it was just a good day.