Smothering, or normal committed parenting?
My StepDD (20) is studying acting in college, and she's in a production later this month. There are 4 performance. DH asked me when I wanted to go, and I asked "well, it depends.... when is BM not going? I'll go then." (There is some bad blood and I have no interest in co-mingling.)
Answer: she is attending all 4 performances.
To me, this is just an insanely over-the-top degree of over-identification, smothering, etc.
My Dh responded to my muttering that she is just bleeping insane that if my own children were plays I would also attend every performance, to which I responded-- um, no. Because that's insane.
Anyway, just venting. I guess I should grow up and quietly attend a performance.