Because really, our difficulty lies on two things : two things that I am working on anyway, but which she's going to get me in the right direction for getting there in a more reasonable way.
The two : being more grounded in yiddishkeit and having a stable salary.
The former involves doing some learning. The latter involves getting a teaching certificate. Both are things I would want to do. There was just some misunderstanding on my behalf. She does accept me for who I am. But she wants me to be responsible! That's not like, say, asking me to tap dance on the roof. My grandmother used to say that all the time. "It's not like your parents are asking you to dance on the roof or something..." I miss her.