O/T Adults Paying Rent
There have been several posts about adult skids paying rent (or not paying rent) when living with a parent. I'm all for treating adults as adults and making sure they contribute in some way -- rent, responsibilities, something.
But it reminded me of the time my adult brother moved from HisTown back to Hometown when he accepted a senior-level position at a good company (meaning he was being very well paid). He asked to move in with our Mom temporarily, while he found he own place and could get his family moved. She agreed.
My Mom didn't need the rent money. But my brother insisted on paying something and my Mom did worry about the rest of us "kids" being treated "fairly." So they agreed on $50/month. It was hilarious to all of us, except for my Mom who took it very seriously. We had so much fun with that.
But THIS is a lesson in how adults act.