By Casby Bias
Jul. 28, 2012
A mother annoyed her daughter with excuses of why the college student shouldn't move in to her apartment early.
Casby Bias, a journalism major from the Diederich College of Communication, said that she thought her mother used the excuses because she wanted a little bit more time with her daughter before school started up again.
“Around 1 a.m.…the woman came out of her room and insisted that if I move in earlier than the other girls then the electric bill would be put in my name,” Bias said. “What made me mad was her implication that I’d have to speak up to get money from roommates for that future bill: as though I don’t have the confidence to remind girls of a task.”
The 19-year-old also said she ran into previous apartment-situations with her mother not believing in her maturity. The episodes included her mother mentioning that she couldn't clean a toilet or cook her own homemade-food.
“I can’t believe my mom said I couldn’t cook,” Bias said. “I can cook things like noodles, eggs, toast and pizza."
But Janice, Bias's mother, opposed.
“[She] can burn toast,” Janice said.
The Marquette University rising-junior said that she felt as though she lacked experience in “being her own person” because her mother still made the previous implications that her daughter couldn't “take care of [herself].”
“[My mom is] scared of seeing me change,” she said. “Or maybe I’m scared of showing... who I am.”