My 92 year old grandmother has a stubborn tendency to treat me like a child. I'm 36 with both a full time and a part time job, and up until recently was living on my own for so many years.
She tells me when I ought to go to bed at night, criticizes my food choices ("you're eating THAT?" "Is that all you're eating!?!"), tells me all the time how I shouldn't go to the gym and comes up with every hilarious, ridiculous excuse under the sun not to go. "You know what you should do?" is one of her favorite phrases. It's like I don't know how to do anything by myself, according to her! It drives me crazy!
Yes, it's all coming from a good place- she wants to help. And I understand that she's losing control over her own life, so she makes up for it by trying to control mine vicariously.
But how do I get her to stop treating me like a child? It's beyond frustrating.