Silly me thought my daughter was growing, maturing. Boy, did I get an eye opener last night! She was angry that I expected her to do her chores even though she had worked 6 days in a row. Not only that, I wouldn't let her use my car unless her room was cleaned today. Okay, no big deal, I can live with that attitude ... I do know she's not fully formed yet. However, then she told me that she couldn't do what she wanted because of me. I asked what I was stopping her from doing and how I was stopping. I was told because she had to get up every morning, she couldn't make friends and party all night!!!! This is her goal when she moves out on her own. Methinks she will be homeless in no time flat if that is what she ultimately ends up doing. I am so disappointed and saddened. I thought she had some real, concrete goals -- to get an apartment, start college, get a boy friend, get married, the whole nine yards. But to want to "make friends" and "party all night?" Those aren't goals, those are what a 16 YO thinks they should get. I give up. September can't come soon enough. I will keep my word that she has until then to move out but she's not staying a day after August 31. She wants to play and I'm the one stopping her? , well, she can play and I certainly won't stop her. Oh, the other part of this was that since I'm not working, I should move in with her and she would make the rules -- I would have to do all the cleaning and couldn't say a word about when she came home or who she brought home. She wasn't too happy to hear I would rather be homeless than live with her with or without those rules. I wasn't being mean, I just don't think parents should be living with children and the reality is I could survive if the only person I had to support was me.