I am about two months away from turning 41. I have temporarily moved back in with my Mom before moving to a different state. I offered to pay rent, but she refused, so I am doing other things such as a full remodel of her bathroom/kitchen and things around the house that have needed to be done.
The problem is she still can talk to me and treat me like a child.
An example, this morning during breakfast, I was putting down a plate and it slipped from my hand. She said, "I need to tell you this, as only a mother can teach their child these things - do not slam plates when you put them down."
I replied, "I didn't slam it down, it slipped from my hand."
Her response, "Don't talk back! Just say 'Ok'."
I said, "I'm 40 years old, why do you still talk to me like I'm 4?" She sarcastically replied, "What do you want me to say, 'M'am, will you please..." I said no, I just want you to talk to me like an adult. I don't go to another adult and tell them, "Don't talk back!!" Apparently that was more "talk back" that she didn't like, and now she's mad and walking around with attitude (talk about acting like a kid).
How to change this? Is it possible??
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