sterling2000 wrote: There was a big article about just this sort of thing in the NYT Sunday Styles section sometime in the past few months...20/30-something's swiping furniture, collectibles and even food from their parents...
findcate wrote: Kleptomania is no joke, you should take something for that.
laura wrote: When I was in my twenties my mother gave me some furniture and decorative shelves. Then she decided she wanted it all back. Then she gave my favorite bookcase to one of my brothers, and my favorite table to another brother.
findcate wrote: armchair, i actually was making a joke, did you get it? it's interesting...my husband definitely has the attitude that he should take care of his parents and buy them things, take them on vacations etc, not vice versa. has made me change my behavior as well.i actually used to do this and stopped. i guess it started with my sister, i would take her clothes when we were teenagers and it drove her crazy. and I would take things from my mom, pots & pans, dishes, whatever. but looking back, how would i feel lif someone came into my house & took my stuff? even little knick knacks. i'd be pretty annoyed. maybe you're parents understand, my mom always did, but what if you do take something they care about? doesn't seem like knick knacks or pots & pans are worth it. anyway, i also make more money now so I just buy my own dishes...plus, it's their stuff. if they wanted you to have something, they'd give it to you.