At 39 years old I still have a close relationship with my Mom. Although I live independently I still rely on her not only for parental advice, but also occasionally my cares. In a few days she has an appointment in a bigger town. I offered to go with to keep her company for the ride and she could just drop me off at the mall during her appointment. She agreed, but said she’d worry about me. With a goofy look on my face I asked why. She didn’t really have an answer except that I’d be alone and there’s cooks in the world. I reiterated I’m 39 and will have my cell phone so all will be fine. Kidnapping was never something I was ever concerned about even as a teenager. First of all they’d have to figure out how to unbuckle my seatbelt. After that I just think it’d be too much of a hassle. The thought has crossed my mind some scumbag could easily steal my purse, but if they have to steal from a disabled person that would be pretty pathetic. I know it’s natural for parents to worry about their children, but I don’t think most would worry about their adult child going to the mall. Do you have overprotective parents? Do you say or do anything to put their mind at ease?